Letwin Coup Irrelevant

BY FRANK HAVILAND Just days away from the hallowed Brexit date of March 29th and we may be redefining the nation’s future on an hourly basis. As we near the crescendo to the most interminable 3 years’ procrastination, and the worst negotiation since Lady Godiva’s tailor agreed to be paid by the stitch, Great Britain is now in the position where absolutely no one knows … Continue reading Letwin Coup Irrelevant

Winners Don’t March

BY DOMINIC WIGHTMAN The Put it to the People march on Saturday in London was the latest in a series of “second referendum” marches against Democracy, although this time there was more honesty on display about the true motives of the losers’ vote they propose – multiple placards openly stating “let’s revoke Article 50”. It was more sizeable than previous marches according to the impartial and … Continue reading Winners Don’t March

The Final Countdown

CSM EDITORIAL And so in the final week (or is it 19 days?) there were five choices: Vote for Mrs May’s Deal – Highly Unlikely. Revoke Article 50 – Civil War. A last-minute longer extension offered by the EU before the 29th March/12th April with conditions (likely financial and attached to either a second referendum or some other significant game-changer like a General Election to … Continue reading The Final Countdown

Gloves Off

CSM EDITORIAL So, the House of Commons is no longer representative of British voters. Many years of political apathy in Britain have allowed a bunch of careerists, amateurs and Marxists to steal the green benches. A Remain Parliament voted for itself last night and this will not be fast forgotten. The obvious route from here – after a delay to Brexit is called for today … Continue reading Gloves Off

Vote May’s Deal Down

BY JAMIE FOSTER Theresa May’s deal looks dead in the water after Geoffrey Cox the Attorney General gave his advice that the legal risk of being stuck indefinitely in the backstop remained unchanged despite new legal documents secured from Strasbourg. While there still stands to be a vote on the deal, the DUP has already said they will be rejecting the deal following Geoffrey Cox’s … Continue reading Vote May’s Deal Down

No Deal Benefits for Farmers

BY CHARLES MACKIE The biggest threats to farming that a no-deal could bring are traditionally quoted as follows:  Loss of a tariff-free market. The UK will by default revert to the World Trade Organisation (WTO) rules until Free Trade agreements are signed. This will require goods to be exported and imported under the Most Favoured Nation rules with a range of tariffs applied to those goods. … Continue reading No Deal Benefits for Farmers

Working Class Toynbee of Toynbee Hall

BY ANDREW MOODY Now that Jeremy Corbyn has publicly supported a second Brexit referendum, I’d like to flash back to 1972. Coppola’s The Godfather was the smash hit of the summer, Nixon was two years away from impeachment, Edward Heath was Conservative Prime Minister and unemployment (which kicked off the punk movement) exceeded 1,000,000 for the first time since the 1930s. At this time, the … Continue reading Working Class Toynbee of Toynbee Hall