Varadkar Playing With Fire

BY SEAN FLYNN The Irish Taoiseach Leo Varadkar recently admitted that “we (Irish) should be afraid” of a no deal Brexit taking place. Meanwhile Irish businesses, like the alcohol industry, have warned that a no-deal Brexit could see Irish jobs at risk, businesses shut down and expensive ­tariffs tacked on to drinks. A report from the Central Bank of Ireland (ICB) has also predicted that a no-deal … Continue reading Varadkar Playing With Fire

Plot or Die

BY JAMIE FOSTER The expression “falling between two stools” is an old proverbial phrase. The full version is ‘between two stools one falls to the ground’. It is first cited in John Gower’s Confessio Amantis, 1390: “Thou farst [farest] as he betwen tuo stoles That wolde sitte and goth to grounde.” The first recorded use in modern English is in Matthew Prior’s comic poem Alma; or, The … Continue reading Plot or Die

Too Early for Champagne?

BY TIM DAWSON Boris or Hunt? Neither can be worse than Theresa May. Today, everything changes. Or rather, everything changes unless for some reason the Conservative Party has taken leave of its senses and decided to elect Jeremy Hunt as its new leader. There is nothing actually wrong with Mr Hunt. In person, he is charming, emollient even, and in ordinary times, with everything running … Continue reading Too Early for Champagne?

Major Headache

BY JAMIE FOSTER Ex-Prime Minister John Major seems to have seriously lost the plot as he threatens to judicially review Boris Johnson if he decides to prorogue parliament to get a no deal Brexit through. Former British PM Sir John Major will "seek a judicial review" to prevent the next prime minister suspending Parliament to force through a no-deal Brexit #r4today https://t.co/MyWlMEV8nK pic.twitter.com/0aLl8Ej5H5 — BBC … Continue reading Major Headache

Let’s Not be Unchristian

BY ALEXIA JAMES Wannabe scally Terry Christian is one of those people who you avoid in the street let alone the studio. He’s the sort of a fellow who may not have halitosis but has it by default, as his exaggerated jiggling Mancunian contortions, annoying accent and verbal diarrhoea trump the worst sausage breath at a Mettwurst convention. His appearance recently on Jeremy Vine’s show … Continue reading Let’s Not be Unchristian

Peterborough Up Next

CSM EDITORIAL Despite the Brexit Party’s extraordinary victory in the European elections, it would seem that the message has not sunk in yet with Camp Remoan. Aside from continuity remainers claiming victory on Sunday night (delusion has no limits), the likes of Jeremy Hunt are now coming out against a WTO exit, and EU diehards like David Gauke warn the Conservative Party against populism and … Continue reading Peterborough Up Next

Brave Brexiteer Required

BY ROBERT FOX Theresa May’s latest attempt to pass her deal through parliament, and her talks of a second referendum, demonstrate that the early mantra of her negotiations, ‘no deal is better than a bad deal’, has been long forgotten. Had she ever really believed this mantra, May would have maintained preparations for exiting the EU without a deal. Publicly announcing plans for a low … Continue reading Brave Brexiteer Required