BY ALEXIA JAMES It seems that the diehard Remainers have already decided that Brexit was a waste of time and has resulted in abject failure – less than a month after the UK’s exit from the transition period. At the weekend Michel Barnier was busy painting a false picture of EU unity and pretending that now “we all see the cost of Brexit” – again, … Continue reading Brexit Already a Failure!
BY DANIEL KAWCZYNSKI Here in the United Kingdom, we are rightly proud of our world-leading approach to animal welfare and food safety. Not only does this offer peace of mind to millions of us here in Britain, but they are a real selling point for British produce around the world. As we prepare to leave the European Union, Parliament is taking back control of our … Continue reading UK Food Standards Sacrosanct
BY DOUGLAS BULLOCH Hailed by Jean-Claude Juncker as “a message to the world about the future of open and fair trade” and sometimes dubbed the “cheese for cars” deal, the EU Japan Economic Partnership Agreement was heralded in 2019 as an enormously significant evolution for the future of world trade then descending into confrontation between the US and China. Why then, a mere eighteen months … Continue reading Why are Remainers so Hostile to the UK Japan FTA?
BY JAMIE FOSTER Having entered the transition stage of the Article 50 process Boris Johnson will now negotiate Britain’s future relationship with the EU. This stage will come to an end on the 31st December this year at which point the UK will officially leave the EU and its regulations. It is Boris Johnson’s aim to have secured a trade deal with the EU by … Continue reading Article 50 Illegality a Sideshow
BY EFFIE DEANS I was sleeping when we left the EU. It is a matter of complete indifference to me if a fifty pence coin turns up in my change marking the event. If something about being European trends on Twitter I feel slightly amused that some people might think that such things matter. Symbolism doesn’t matter. Reality matters. It’s already clear that nothing bad … Continue reading The Dwindling Sect of Rejoin
CSM EDITORIAL On Brexit Eve there are – predictably – some silly stories doing the rounds. The Daily Express asks the nation if it should be illegal to fly the EU flag from UK public buildings. Très petty. Meanwhile “Bung a Bob for a Big Ben Bong” is apparently a new low for British politics. Really? It’s about as relevant as Femi Oluwole. Who? Exactly. … Continue reading On Brexit Eve
BY ERNIE WARRENDER As Small Business Spokesperson for UKIP for many a long-suffering year, it has been my privilege to witness Brexit emerge as minority view to become the People’s choice. I’ve always known we can do things better on these islands without others’ meddling and governing us from outside. We should be showing the world how a competent nation state operates while being allowed … Continue reading The Great Brexhibition
BY JAMES BEMBRIDGE Did Thursday’s vote truly mark a seismic shift in British politics or merely reflect one that had occurred long ago? For now we bask in the spoils of victory, most prized amongst them being the look on Rumplecuckskin, John Bercow, as it dawned on him that his dream of a second referendum would remain forever thus. Oh to see hopelessness so visceral … Continue reading Up Yours Townies
BY ALEXIA JAMES Dear Remoaners, I wanted to take this opportunity to apologise on behalf of fellow Brexiteers who have spent the past days gloating. I empathise completely. With them of course. In fact I am shocked that there hasn’t been more sneering from fellow winners. For you losers have thoroughly disgraced our country and deserve all the grief you are getting – for over … Continue reading Dear Remoaners
BY ALEXIA JAMES This is a time not to be complacent, cheered by positive poll results. It is a time to ask everyone you know to get out and vote on Thursday. It is a time to be especially circumspect about electoral fraud. A time to be humble and still a bit fearful. The thought of a Friday 13th with Jeremy Corbyn as Prime Minister … Continue reading Vote Boris to End Crap Choirs
BY DAVID EYLES Background My analyses of Conservative held constituencies was conducted in July 2018. The first part of the two articles is here. The second part is here. These two articles, and the analyses behind them, looked solely at the Tories by examining each constituency and then interrogating them with a very simple model to test their resilience to attack by a determined and organised UKIP. … Continue reading The Winner Takes it All
BY PAUL NEWALL Why is it that when faced with certain failure politicians these days scream “Russia”? The Democrats in the US tried and failed to oust Trump with their Russian collusion antics and now losers like Dominic Grieve are forced to pull the Russian collusion card over here. Recent tall tales in obtuse publications about the owner of the Evening Standard, Evgeny Lebedev, being … Continue reading It’s the Russians!
BY ALEXIA JAMES Such a tragedy that the People’s Vote campaign is disintegrating before our eyes. Is it possible to think of a more noble and democratic campaign in the history of these islands? A campaign that attracted such an array of political stardust? Is that the end of those wonderful marches? No more splendid placards or exaggerated crowd statistics? I do fear for Supergirl’s … Continue reading Adieu People’s Vote
CSM EDITORIAL The decision taken by the Brexit Party to not stand in the 317 seats won by the Conservatives in 2017 is a big step forward towards Brexit and something this magazine has campaigned for of late: “It seems nonsensical that people will vote for the Brexit Party in seats where they will split the vote and let a Liberal Democrat or Labour candidate … Continue reading More Concessions Required
BY PHIL DEEKS Imagine a group of countries, each with varying histories and cultures (some linked, some not), each with distinct economies (some developed, some not) and each with their own domestic concerns. Is it wise for them to follow the same monetary and social policies as each other? I posed this question on Twitter to a follower group of a left/liberal bent. 85% of … Continue reading Localism is Best?
BY ALEXIA JAMES Jo Swinson is annoying. Her squawking is annoying. Her hardline remainiac position is annoying. Her chatting with the EU behind the back of the British Government is beyond annoying. However, it’s pretty clear already, only months into her leadership of the Liberal Democrats, that – for Brexiteers at least – she’s a blessing in disguise. Rather than splitting the Tory vote at … Continue reading Blessing in Disguise
BY ROBERT KIMBELL Has anyone asked a Remain politician recently why they’re still so dedicated to wedding the UK to the EU when it’s a bloc that forces us to pay tens of billions to be involved with it yet doesn’t import enough of our goods or services to enable us to have an equitable balance of trade with it? Almost inevitably, a Remain politician … Continue reading And Then They’ll Be Gone
CSM EDITORIAL Boris’ deal is not perfect. It’s way better than Theresa May’s deal and it will get us out of the EU by the end of the month – less than two weeks’ away. More than that, it will end the domestic Brexit battle, which has been a grinding affair of Brit on Brit for more than three years. There may be some disappointed … Continue reading Take It
BY DAVID EYLES Last week John Bercow, Speaker of the House of Commons, discussed the mechanics of leaving the EU directly with the President of the EU Parliament, David Sassoli. The YouTube clip of Mr Sassoli’s statement on this subject is here. The following is my transcript of Mr Sassoli’s statement to the EU Parliament on the 9th October: ” …I also had a fruitful discussion … Continue reading Time to Get Under Bercow’s Skin
BY JAMIE FOSTER Should the unlikely happen and a deal materialise, a group of Tory MPs are considering voting against Boris Johnson’s divorce deal unless commitments to EU defence are removed from it. At present the divorce deal promises to keep the UK linked to a series of EU military structures including the European Defence Fund, the European Defence Agency and Permanent Structured Cooperation. This … Continue reading No Deal No EU Army