BY DAVID EYLES Back in the day, before the arrival of William of Normandy, the Anglo-Saxons had a pretty straightforward set of principles for the governance of England. It was the duty of the king (or queen) to protect and defend the people against foreign aggression. This allowed the rest of the country to get on with their lives and their farms and their businesses … Continue reading Theresa May’s Great Betrayal
BY JAMIE FOSTER With the resignations of Boris Johnson and David Davis, the good ship Theresa May is taking on water. It may be that the Brexit negotiations sink it entirely. Now Mrs May is attempting the impossible. On the one hand she is trying to reach agreement across the deeply divided Tory Party. On the other hand, she is looking for something that the … Continue reading May’s Flank Now Truly Exposed
CSM EDITORIAL The EU Referendum result on the 23rd June 2016 was Britain at its best. Despite being told the world as we knew it was going to evaporate before us – Project Fear – the people saw through the nonsense and voted to leave the increasingly impinging and undemocratic EU. There were Brits crying in the streets, with tears of joy rolling down their … Continue reading Hold Your Nerve, Brexiteers
BY DAVID EYLES Sufficient detail of the agreement made at Chequers on Friday has now emerged to make some sort of preliminary judgement. It is looking as if the offer that the government will make to the European Union will involve some sort of fudged trade deal which will involve continued EU jurisdiction over large chunks of our lives. The sovereignty of the United Kingdom … Continue reading This is Not Brexit
BY DAVID EYLES “When a man knows he is to be hanged in a fortnight, it sharpens his mind wonderfully.” – Samuel Johnson (1709 – 1784). Note 1 – Declaration of interest: I am currently a member of the Conservative Party. However, in the light of recent events, that status is now under review. Note 2 – This article is a follow-on from an earlier article published … Continue reading A Conservative Apocalypse?
BY SAM HOOPER When anti-Brexit hysteria and identity politics collide… As the question of Britain’s future relationship with the European Union is folded ever more deeply into our ongoing culture war, it continues to be the establishment centre-left – that bipartisan group who broadly support the status quo of the past two decades and viscerally hate the very idea of Brexit – who continue to … Continue reading Is Brexit Sexist?
BY SAM HOOPER Middle class #FBPE-ers of Britain unite! Talk to your Brexity, working class butchers, builders, plumbers, electricians and gardeners and educate them out of their superstitious dislike of the European Union. There are few things more irritating than being called ignorant and closed-minded by a group of people who are themselves at that very moment being monumentally ignorant and closed-minded. Sadly, this is … Continue reading The Arrogant #FBPE Movement
BY DAVID EYLES The current chaos and confusion exhibited by the government over the Brexit negotiations begs the question: What will be the electoral consequences of a ‘failed Brexit’ or a ‘weak Brexit’ or even ‘no Brexit’? To answer that question, this report analyses the 2015 and 2017 election results for every current Conservative MP and their constituencies. These are tied back to the 2016 … Continue reading Brexit – Or Else
BY LUTZ BRADLER For a prediction on how divided the UK will be in 2040, perhaps one can look at German sentiment today, almost thirty years on from reunification. While reunification and Brexit are hardly equivalents, they represent seismic shifts for Germany and the UK respectively. Brexit is the lesser of the seismic shifts, depending on what deal the EU and the UK reach in … Continue reading View from Deutschland