The Real Balance of Power

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

Tories Must Outcool Labour Celebs

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

Corbynite Delusion Holds No Bounds

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

SNP: Temporary, Brittle & Divided

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

Labour’s Car Crashes: A Pile-Up

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

Supporting Corbyn is Immoral

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 at William Hill is Always a Challenge

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

Ben Bradshaw: The New Paul Nuttall?

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?

The Corbynista Excuse Handbook

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

Labour’s Broken Window Economics

BY DOMINIC WIGHTMAN The Broken Window fallacy – Henry Hazlitt’s take on Frédéric Bastiat’s essay in Economics in One Lesson – is one of the most basic yet oft forgotten economic lessons known to man. Labour’s manifesto yesterday exemplifies the stupidity or cynicism of certain politicians who continue to promulgate that government spending stimulates the economy. It’s the policy of the heroin addict who cannot … Continue reading Labour’s Broken Window Economics

No Party Has a Right To Exist Forever

BY MATTHEW CORRIGAN History records that a little before 23:00 Eastern Daylight Time on July 20 1969, Neil Alden Armstrong descended the ladder of the Eagle Lunar Landing Module and took mankind’s first tentative steps on the surface of the Moon. Bit of a conspiracy nut? Okay, try this one: Barcelona, Spain, 26 May 1999. In the dying moments of the Champions League Final, Manchester … Continue reading No Party Has a Right To Exist Forever

Reflecting on Catweasel

BY JON ALEXANDER So, here we are, a week after Labour received a battering in our Local Elections and four weeks before our General Election where Labour are widely expected to experience similar losses if not worse.  Now, faced with their political party’s annihilation, you would think their leaders and supporters would realise the impending drubbing Labour are about to receive and work out how to reconnect with … Continue reading Reflecting on Catweasel

May’s Strategy Pays Off

BY JON ALEXANDER Theresa May has come under fire for refusing to do a televised leadership debate in the run up to the general election and journalists have been complaining that she’s not doing enough media interviews. No one has actually acknowledged this quite brilliant strategy, in fact most of the Conservative Party seem to be following her lead.  Why should she attend a TV … Continue reading May’s Strategy Pays Off