Time to Get Under Bercow’s Skin

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

No Deal No EU Army

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

Slagfest

BY JON ALEXANDER Well, Wednesday night was a total shambles, wasn’t it? Just a lot of MPs pretending they were on EastEnders and having a slanging match with Kat Slater. We were told that prorogation of Parliament was unlawful and stopped our best and brightest MPs from debating Brexit and steering us onto a path that would unite both Leavers and Remainers whilst pleasing the … Continue reading Slagfest

Expect a Boris Bounce

CSM EDITORIAL The Labour Conference was weak fare. A party split by Brexit, feuds between Trotskyites and Blairites and a leader who has been reduced to changing his spectacles every couple of weeks just in case they give him a new look which some might mistake as Prime Ministerial. Every now and again the electable facade slipped – nationalising cutting-edge drug companies (pharmaceuticals are one … Continue reading Expect a Boris Bounce

The Real Lib Dem Führer

BY TIM DAWSON “Bollocks to Brexit!” they screamed. “Bollocks to Brexit!” This was less a conference, more a collective breakdown. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, with sandals and vegan salads. For three days, the Liberal (not that they’re liberal) Democrats (not that they’re democrats) tore up Bournemouth – and democracy. Their headline act was Guy Verhofstadt. Verhofstadt, as readers will know, is a deluded … Continue reading The Real Lib Dem Führer

Circumventing Threats

CSM EDITORIAL The greatest tangible threat to Britain is a Corbyn Government – whether for a few days or many years – as the Corbynites are self-confessed Marxists who want nothing less than a revolution. When Rod Liddle was just starting out as a journalist when Robert Mugabe took power, back in 1980, he asked his predecessor, Ian Smith, how he thought Mugabe would manage … Continue reading Circumventing Threats