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
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
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
BY JAMIE FOSTER There is an air of desperation that surrounds Theresa May’s letter to the people of the UK, published on the 25th November. It is a call to join her in support of the deal she has made with Brussels sent over the heads of her MPs. It is hard to think what she believes it will achieve. Is it designed to cause … Continue reading Thoughts on May’s Letter
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?
CSM POLLS Yesterday’s letter from Prime Minister Theresa May to the nation seemed to anger the nation. Professor John Curtice claims that May faces strong opposition from all sides to her deal from the British Public. A copy of May’s letter can be found here. Read the letter and let us know how angry You feel. We’d be interested to know. Continue reading How Furious With May Are You?
CSM EDITORIAL Watching Theresa May doing a tour of radio stations has been eye-opening. No doubt one of her wonks has written her a list saying “sell the Brexit plan to the Cabinet, the DUP, the EU (twice), Parliament and the People. Radio and TV tour vital”. They left off the adjective “dead”. It is the wireless tour that May has been focusing on this … Continue reading Out of Touch
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
BY DOMINIC WIGHTMAN It was pouring with rain. In a cloudburst and with a metal plate holding one’s leg together, Green Park underground station is a trek too far from Berkeley Square. I was close to late for my teatime appointment in Westminster. A black cab sat in front of me with its orange light on. I had some spare, shiny nuggets on me after … Continue reading A Most Unfair Divorce