Fingernails

BY JAMIE FOSTER If Theresa May is remembered for one thing it will be holding on past the point any other Prime Minister would have resigned. Her deal has been rejected three times by the House of Commons by numbers so large as to question confidence in her leadership. She has survived a no confidence vote on her leadership. She has twice asked for the … Continue reading Fingernails

UK United in Distrust of May

CSM EDITORIAL Like anxiety, distrust is often not based on concrete and clear information, but rather on a hunch or gut feeling. Most people have learned to interpret certain signals as possible evidence that something may be wrong about a situation (leading to anxiety) or about a person (leading to distrust). And it is fair to say that the nation now wholly distrusts Theresa May. Whether you’re a … Continue reading UK United in Distrust of May

Cutting Through the Noise

BY DOMINIC WIGHTMAN There is too much noise. Too much dissembling going on. And there are too many lies by politicians and in the media. Take the example of last night’s Cooper bill which was passed by one vote. The #FBPE crowd were cock-a-hoop. Yet this bill cannot prevent a no deal Brexit. The Cooper bill necessitates our Prime Minister asking the European Council for … Continue reading Cutting Through the Noise

House of Muppets

CSM EDITORIAL What was the point of last night’s indicative votes? They have further humiliated Parliament and thus further diminished the view from abroad of the United Kingdom. This nonsense has to end. None of eight alternative Brexit proposals brought by MPs secured backing in a series of Commons votes. The options – which included a customs union with the EU and a referendum on … Continue reading House of Muppets