Bring on Team Brexit

BY JOHN ISMAEL The Tories’ internal confidence vote on Theresa May now seems inevitable. It’s obvious to everyone, apart from the Prime Minister perhaps, that her days are numbered. As Nadine Dorries pointed out yesterday afternoon, “the Prime Minister is in a bunker, she’s starring in her own episode of Downfall, and we all know how that story ends.” Frankly, most of the UK populus … Continue reading Bring on Team Brexit

The Game is Up

BY ANDREW KELLY It is becoming ever clearer that parliament is operating on its own mandate and is likely dangerously adrift from the will of the majority of the UK population. If true, this situation only breeds more discontent and likely has dangerous consequences for decades to come. When Cameron allowed the second referendum, it was for two principal reasons: The first – that the … Continue reading The Game is Up

Protect Democracy First

BY DOMINIC WIGHTMAN These last days there has been much talk of defending British Democracy. Whether in reference to another referendum or to publishing the full legal advice in relation to the Prime Minister’s Brexit deal. There has been talk too of a constitutional crisis. Sir Keir Starmer warned yesterday of a no confidence vote in the Government should May’s deal fail to garner sufficient … Continue reading Protect Democracy First

The Real Project Fear

BY MARK JONES This new round of Project Fear by the Treasury, BBC and Bank of England has become something of a joke with Brexiteers. Oh no! UK £150bn worse off if No Deal #Brexit. May I humbly advise the Government no-one is listening anymore. Timed out. https://t.co/B11dmh36jN — Ruth Lea (@RuthLeaEcon) November 27, 2018 The treasury is claiming that there will be £150bn in … Continue reading The Real Project Fear

May’s Vichy Britain?

BY DAVID EYLES Thursday 15th November 2018 might perhaps go down in British political history as one to remember. More likely is that it will be remembered as only one of a series of skirmishes by the Westminster political classes. But by the end of the day, two cabinet ministers had resigned, and four junior ministers had done likewise. Initially it was thought that 48 … Continue reading May’s Vichy Britain?

We Need Stability at DEFRA

BY BEN EAGLE It was with a sigh of relief that I learned that Michael Gove was not moving to the Department for Exiting the European Union last week. Quite understandably most people were probably focused on the destination rather than the starting line. However, my eyes, as usual, were pointing towards Defra. The last thing that food, farming and the environment needs at this … Continue reading We Need Stability at DEFRA