The Arrogant #FBPE Movement

BY SAM HOOPER Middle class #FBPE-ers of Britain unite! Talk to your Brexity, working class butchers, builders, plumbers, electricians and gardeners and educate them out of their superstitious dislike of the European Union. There are few things more irritating than being called ignorant and closed-minded by a group of people who are themselves at that very moment being monumentally ignorant and closed-minded. Sadly, this is … Continue reading The Arrogant #FBPE Movement

Brexit – Or Else

BY DAVID EYLES The current chaos and confusion exhibited by the government over the Brexit negotiations begs the question: What will be the electoral consequences of a ‘failed Brexit’ or a ‘weak Brexit’ or even ‘no Brexit’? To answer that question, this report analyses the 2015 and 2017 election results for every current Conservative MP and their constituencies. These are tied back to the 2016 … Continue reading Brexit – Or Else

Fear Merchants of Yesteryear

BY JAMIE FOSTER Having lost the Labour leadership to his brother and swanned off to the States to be the President of the International Rescue charity, David Miliband has decided to swan back to Britain to interfere in Brexit. Teaming up with Nicky Morgan and Nick Clegg, David is calling for a ‘soft’ Brexit, which appears to be another word for no Brexit at all. … Continue reading Fear Merchants of Yesteryear

Brexit Derangement Syndrome

BY SAM HOOPER Warning of economic Armageddon didn’t work, and nor did peddling ludicrous conspiracy theories about government perfidy. So now, prominent Remainer opinion-setters are resorting to tear-stained pleas that Brexit is so personally stressful as to be injurious to their mental health. One of the more annoying aspects of modern political journalism is the way that those who cover events increasingly seek to insert … Continue reading Brexit Derangement Syndrome

The Sinister Pro-EU Artistic Bubble

BY SAM HOOPER Having been spat out of the British educational system knowing virtually nothing of history, classical music came to serve as the primary window through which I discovered nearly everything I now know, love or am fascinated about culture, art and history. For instance, after discovering the music of Dmitri Shostakovitch and learning about the composer’s life working under threat from the Soviet … Continue reading The Sinister Pro-EU Artistic Bubble

Gardiner Miraculously Hits a Nail

BY JAMIE FOSTER There are almost no occasions I can recall openly agreeing with Labour’s Barry Gardiner about anything. If you wait long enough everything happens, eventually. His recent remarks to a think tank that Sinn Fein and the Irish Government are playing up fears of the effect of Brexit on the question of the Irish border and the Good Friday Agreement are spot on. … Continue reading Gardiner Miraculously Hits a Nail

Lagarde for BoE? Non!

BY ALEXIA JAMES Christine Lagarde – the French lawyer and politician who has been the Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) since July 2011 – tends to snap up top jobs. She is an inspiration to women everywhere, especially those who complain about the glass ceiling for women in the workplace. Previously, Lagarde was the first female chair of the international law firm … Continue reading Lagarde for BoE? Non!