The #FBPE Guide to Losing Disgracefully

Let’s find a bolshie spokesperson who can lie us back into this Alastair Campbell Let’s make out that Brexit is going to be a crippling disaster Project Fear II Let’s find fault with the Referendum itself It was only advisory Let’s call an exit without a withdrawal agreement (even though there’ll be loads of existing agreements) sound really bad Crashing Out – No Deal Let’s fight … Continue reading The #FBPE Guide to Losing Disgracefully

May’s Great Divide

BY DAVID EYLES In the early part of 2019, it would appear that Theresa May (without any apparent effort) has effectively sundered the Conservative Party into two irreconcilable groups. The first group is of the party in Westminster, including all MPs, peers, journalists, special advisers and so on. The second is the party in the constituencies – the holders of coffee mornings, bring and buy … Continue reading May’s Great Divide

The Brexit Party Warning Shot

CSM EDITORIAL The announcement by Nigel Farage that his Brexit Party is now a viable choice for the next European Elections in May  – should it need to be used – is key. Should there be any significant delay to Brexit – and the European elections be fought by UK politicians (let’s hope not) – then the Tories and Labour can expect to lose most … Continue reading The Brexit Party Warning Shot

Snatching Victory from the Jaws of Defeat

CSM EDITORIAL The battered and divided Remain lobby have been talking this week of opportunism. Opportunistically creating a period of calm during which Brexit apathy takes hold – during which time backbenchers who wish to reverse Brexit can grab the Brexit controls when most Brits are not looking. Since last week’s fights there has been a period of calm and quiet. The Prime Minister has … Continue reading Snatching Victory from the Jaws of Defeat

The Malthouse Compromise

BY JAMIE FOSTER Just when we thought there was no possible way forward in the Brexit arrangements a plan has emerged that may signal a solution. The plan which has drawn support from both remain and leave MPs is the so called Malthouse compromise, named after Conservative MP Kit Malthouse who brought the different factions together. It is a plan with two halves. The first, … Continue reading The Malthouse Compromise

Always Destined to Fail

CSM EDITORIAL When the dust has settled after Brexit and we look back on our recent history as a nation we will be able to laugh at just how peculiar and preposterous the failed second referendum campaign was. So let’s take a sneak peek now at where the well-funded, die-hard Remain activists went wrong: First, they chose damaged leaders. Tony Blair and Alastair Campbell are … Continue reading Always Destined to Fail

Pygmy Week Begins

CSM EDITORIAL Another key week dawns for Brexit. This week the political pygmies all vie for their place in the footnotes of History. When people look back in hundreds of years at how nation states resurfaced in the twenty first century to bask in peaceful cooperation, Brexit will be seen as the starter gun of national freedom from the straitjacket of undemocratic unions – and … Continue reading Pygmy Week Begins