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?
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
Now I have never met Boris Johnson nor do I know him personally so I can't say whether he truly meant for his comments that Muslim women wearing a burka look like bank robbers and post boxes to be humorous but that is certainly not how they came across. They came across as inflammatory, deliberately… Continue reading Boris Johnson and the joke in poor taste
And here we go again. We were supposed to have moved passed the incessant squabbling and infighting amongst the Conservatives and finally agreed on a direction to try and steer Brexit towards. But no. We're back where we were, with no clear plan moving forward, the government in crisis, the Conservative Party close to stamping… Continue reading The Brexit Chaos: What the hell is going on?
This is genuinely the best political story I've read in the past few days. The Conservatives need help making their MPs look 'real' on Instagram. Yep. They had a powerpoint presentation and everything. Now, I get why they might want to improve their social media strategy and making MPs more comfortable with another way of… Continue reading How to be ‘real’ on Instagram? Apparently the Conservatives need help with that.
At the Tory party conference of 2002, Theresa May, then party chairman, observed the Conservatives had become known as the ' nasty party.' Now, not too shy of 20 years later, the Windrush scandal has proven that to still be the case, as it pushed Amber Rudd out the door of the Home Office and… Continue reading Why the Windrush Scandal shows the Conservatives are still the nasty party