And so, Britain is once again heading to the polls ahead of schedule. For the third time in the last five years, the British public will be asked for their opinion of who should run the country. After the Fixed Term Parliament Act was passed, we were looking at a future where Prime Ministers could… Continue reading Why does anyone think that a general election will break the deadlock?
So, we now have a Prime Minister who has been found by the highest court in the land to have done something unlawful but doesn't care. He demonstrated that this week as Parliament reconvened after the Supreme Court's ruling on Tuesday. His entire performance at the despatch box was that of a petulant arrogant child… Continue reading Having Boris Johnson as Prime Minister is a national embarrassment. He needs to be shown the door.
I'm sorry, what?! That is ludicrous, even more so the reasons they've given for doing it. Johnson and his government are insisting this is to do with the domestic agenda and not Brexit, which is so much bullshit I don't know where to start shovelling. This is clearly about trying to steamroller a version, any… Continue reading So, to return sovereignty and democracy to the UK, we have to suspend the democratic body?
Michael Gove has said in the last couple of days that the EU is refusing to negotiate with the UK. Well, duh! From their point of view the negotiation has already taken place and a deal agreed. They've also said repeatedly the Withdrawal Agreement is not open to renegotiation so the matter is closed. There… Continue reading Why do Brexiteers think the EU owe us anything?
Well, we're down to the last two runners in the Conservative race to Number 10. And does anyone honestly care anymore? The whole thing is as farcical as the EU referendum, the 2017 general election and basically anything major that has happened in British politics for the last two and a half years. We have… Continue reading Is the country headed for complete disaster?
A favourite theme for hard-line Brexiteers is to accuse those who voted to remain and who push for a second referendum to be held of being traitors to Great Britain and of some sort of betrayal. This is utter nonsense. It's not true and actually it's bloody offensive, nearly as offensive as being labelled a… Continue reading We need to stop with the whole betrayal nonsense.
So, we have a new group sitting in the the House of Commons, the Independent Group. 8 former Labour MPs and 3 former Conservatives now sit together in the House. They are all in favour of a second EU referendum and all have quit their previous parties because of dissatisfaction with the leaders, policies and seeming… Continue reading Is there any place for a new group in British politics?
So one result means I can't speak my mind? Because one referendum result came out with a marginal majority for leaving the EU, I can't say that I would prefer for Britain to stay in the EU? That's like saying that because Chelsea got completely steamrollered by Manchester City last Sunday, I can't go out… Continue reading Why do I have to stay quiet about wanting to Remain?
Well, after Theresa May's EU Withdrawal Agreement summarily was dumped on the trash heap by MPs by a nice round 230 votes,the heaviest defeat of any Parliamentary leader in the democratic era, she has had about two weeks to get 'Plan B' together and in such shape that it might just squeeze through the vote… Continue reading Was there ever a ‘Plan B’ for Brexit?
The art of compromise has seemingly been lost in politics. It is much more the political fashion to blame others for your country's troubles. Which is really, really worrying. America is a prime example of that, with the rhetoric of the President, and the party his insidious nature has ensnared, a constant stream of fear-mongering… Continue reading The need for political compromise