BY SIMON FALKENER I confess. I am one of them. Not only am I a Remoaner as the common parlance would define me, I also voted Labour for the first time in my life last week at the General Election. It was pre-meditated. I knew that my wife was voting Conservative. I knew our local constituency is a bit of a swing seat. I knew … Continue reading I Confess I Voted Labour
BY PROFESSOR COLIN TALBOT Well, I didn’t see that coming. I will leave (for the moment) others to begin the unpacking of how the result happened. I want to just do a quick (and accurate) check on where this leaves the House of Commons and therefore power. Firstly the Conservatives have won 317* seats at the time of writing (with all 650 seats declared). (*not … Continue reading The Real Balance of Power
BY JOHN ISMAEL Why has Nicola Sturgeon not resigned as leader of the SNP? The SNP lost 476,867 voters compared to 2015 on June 8th – 33%. One in three of its voters! That’s nearly twice as many voters as the Scottish Tories lost when they were wiped out in Scotland in 1997 when John Major duly resigned. The SNP mantra over the last few … Continue reading Lame Duck Sturgeon Should Go
BY ALEXIA JAMES To the sensible and sound, the General Election last week was a simple question of mathematics and a totting up of negative facts around the judgment of Jeremy Corbyn and his Labour leadership. The IFS statement about Labour’s manifesto not adding up and documentation showing Corbyn, Abbott and McDonnell supporting the IRA in the past would have been enough to secure a … Continue reading Tories Must Outcool Labour Celebs
BY JOHN ISMAEL The lies have already begun. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn lied yesterday on Sky News: “Labour got 3m more votes.” Labour actually got 757,949 LESS votes than the Conservatives. Meanwhile on social media Corbynites are claiming victory despite Labour getting just 262 seats compared to the 318 won by the Tories – putting Labour mathematically well away from forming any kind of government. … Continue reading Corbynite Delusion Holds No Bounds
CSM EDITORIAL So, Theresa May and the Conservatives miss a wide-open goal. May and her team – Nick Timothy, Fiona Hill, Sir Lynton and others – have achieved almost the opposite of what they sought to do by calling a General Election. They should depart as soon as possible. If it were not for the sterling efforts of Ruth Davidson north of the border, Britons … Continue reading May’s Authority is Shot
Please remember to vote today. This is an important General Election. “One of the penalties of refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors” – PLATO So, why vote? It gives you the power to create change. Voting gives you the power to decide how the UK is run. If you have a complaint about the … Continue reading Please Remember to Vote Today
BY MATTHEW CORRIGAN When David Cameron took over the leadership of the Conservative Party I was very much unconvinced. History records I wasn’t alone. For when he first faced the electorate in 2010 (and doesn’t that seem a very long time ago), he was unable to persuade enough of us to hand him sufficient majority. It is often forgotten that the Conservative Government of 2010-2015 … Continue reading Which Way to Jump?
CSM EDITORIAL So here we are. Just one day to go. Then we all head to the polls and vote for the party we least dislike. That moment of silence in the booth awaits us. Then it’s all down to us. Who shall we choose? This General Election is such an important one. Britain stands in choppy waters as a result of the Brexit vote. … Continue reading A Time for Hearts & Heads
CSM EDITORIAL The big problem that UKIP have this general election is Brexit. The UK Independence Party seems as sensible a name after Article 50 as advertising Christmas bargains in January. No wonder that Paul Nuttall is struggling to hold his party together. No wonder they have been through torrid leadership elections since the EU Referendum. Little wonder that Nigel Farage is staying well clear … Continue reading SNP: Temporary, Brittle & Divided
BY JOHN ISMAEL Jeremy Corbyn’s performance on BBC Radio’s Woman’s Hour yesterday morning was down there with the very worst radio interview performances, certainly by a potential PM. And just a week out from the general election, Corbyn’s inability to string a sentence together will have had Labour Party apparatchiks pulling their hair out. Here is a transcript of part of the interview: If your … Continue reading Labour’s Car Crashes: A Pile-Up
BY GARETH JOSEPH I’m a member of the Conservative & Unionist Party. I’d like you to imagine a situation where my party leadership election were to be overwhelmed by hard-right activists. A new leader is elected who had spent almost 40 years supporting Loyalist terror groups in Northern Ireland, despite the close alliance my party has with non-violent Unionists. This man spent his political life … Continue reading Supporting Corbyn is Immoral
Political betting has always been popular for the players who want something different in the betting world. Since William Hill announced their odds on General Elections in 1964, the popularity of political betting has increased enormously. Today, William Hill continues to announce betting tips for almost all events in the political world of Great Britain. The General Election in the United Kingdom will take place … Continue reading Political Betting at William Hill is Always a Challenge
BY ALEXIA JAMES UKIP’s leader Paul Nuttall has something of a reputation for fibbing. His more notorious fibs include losing close friends in the Hillsborough tragedy, having a PhD and playing football for Tranmere Rovers. Nuttall has now either apologised for those false claims or blamed them on others. There’s nothing that the British public detests more than a deceitful politician and social media has … Continue reading Ben Bradshaw: The New Paul Nuttall?
BY BEN PENSANT If Jeremy Corbyn loses on June 8th, expect the Corbynistas to draw on these five typical Labour excuses: 1. Stupidity Should the British people reject both Jezza’s principled socialism and the middle-class movement to stop Brexit, much will be written about the role played by the chaotic ineptness of the opposition. Don’t believe a word of it. Because who but the most educationally subnormal bin-man would fail … Continue reading The Corbynista Excuse Handbook