Her Majesty & Brexit

BY JAMIE FOSTER The Brexit row involving Dominic Grieve and others may risk dragging the Queen in to politics. Parliamentarians have a sacred duty not to involve the monarch in politics but Brexit is risking breaching that duty. This is due to the fact that the government and the Commons are being brought into conflict about how the legislation is to be considered. In this … Continue reading Her Majesty & Brexit

Seditious in the Extreme

CSM EDITORIAL Dominic Grieve – the former Attorney General and ardent Remainer, who was sacked by David Cameron – seeks by Order No. 14(1) to enable Parliament to take over the Brexit process. To the interminable fury of Brexiteers, this would see a cluster of Remainers revoke Article 50 – or cancel Brexit altogether. The intricacies of the amendment and what it would mean to … Continue reading Seditious in the Extreme

Down the Remoan Hole

BY ALEXIA JAMES The last 48 hours have so rattled Camp Remoan that they have reached a whole new pitch of shrillness. Polly Toynbee cracked off proceedings with this pearl: What was 'the will of people' is now 'the will of dead people'.From Saturday, new young remain voters on register tip the balance v old dead leavers.Time for a Final Say Referendumhttps://t.co/kgNiwm334R — Polly Toynbee … Continue reading Down the Remoan Hole

Braggadocio

BY JAMIE FOSTER Brexit followers will know the story by now: Last week the Speaker John Bercow used his office to change parliamentary procedure to advantage anti-Brexit MPs who are trying to stop Brexit. He refused to follow precedence when dealing with a government bill that government business managers had marked ‘forthwith’ meaning it was not amenable to amendment. He allowed a vote on an … Continue reading Braggadocio

Dearlove Guthrie Letter Published

CSM Former MI6 head Sir Richard Dearlove and previous chief of the defence staff Lord Guthrie have written to Conservative association chairs claiming the EU withdrawal agreement threatens national security. They urge Tory constituency bosses to order their MPs to vote against Theresa May’s Brexit deal. They write: “Please ensure that your MP does not vote for this bad agreement.” In their letter, Sir Richard … Continue reading Dearlove Guthrie Letter Published

The Brexit Putin Remoaner Conspiracy

BY PAUL NEWALL Vladimir Putin inserted himself into the Brexit discourse this week and the result was interesting : “The referendum happened” he said. “What can she do? She should fulfil the will of her nation, as expressed at the referendum. Or it isn’t a referendum.” Is wily Vlad being mischievous or does he have a higher purpose? Nigel Farage took a great deal of … Continue reading The Brexit Putin Remoaner Conspiracy

Is Brexit Boring You?

BY SAM HOOPER Laughing at Britain’s Brexit woes might be justified if other countries were successfully tackling the pre-eminent problem of the early 21st century — reconciling meaningful democracy and self-determination with the imperative for global regulation and governance. But since no-one else has bothered to pick up the torch of destiny, maybe it’s time to rethink the self-satisfied mockery. Spare a thought for poor Ryan … Continue reading Is Brexit Boring You?