Brexit is the single biggest issue facing the country at this election, yet none of the parties are talking about it. This article originally appeared on United Politics. If ever there was an election that should be centred around a single issue, it’s this one. British politics will be dominated for at least the next … Continue reading Brexit has been worryingly absent from this election
Two years ago, when Russell Brand was all over the general election campaign, telling people he has never voted and never would, I found myself vehemently disagreeing with that position. I'd traditionally held the view that if you didn't vote, you were poorly placed to complain when things weren't to your liking. Since then though … Continue reading Why I’m spoiling my ballot
With Labour wedded to 70s style socialism and the Tories stealing Miliband's policies, who will emerge to champion small government? This article originally appeared on Blasting News. On Tuesday Jeremy Corbyn unveiled the Socialist Worker's Party manifesto and was followed by Theresa May launching New Labour's on Thursday, at least that's what it feels like … Continue reading Where do classical Liberals turn in today’s politics?
This article originally appeared on United Politics. Out of the blue, Theresa May has called a snap general election for June 8. For reasons that are beyond me, Jeremy Corbyn has welcomed the decision and says Labour are ready to fight. Maybe he's looking forward to his inevitable pasting so he has an excuse to … Continue reading This election only has one outcome, and that’s not a good thing.
The UK has formally triggered Article 50 of the Treaty of the European Union and, once the negotiations are concluded, we shall no longer be members of a political institution that is increasingly fraught with problems. The referendum campaign was in part supremely enjoyable, and in others, so frustrating it could drive a man to … Continue reading And so it begins…
This article originally appeared on United Politics. With today's historic triggering of Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union, Theresa May fires the proverbial starter's pistol on the most complicated diplomatic undertaking in British history for quite some time. Unravelling 40 years of political and economic union was always going to be a complicated … Continue reading Article 50 has been triggered. The real work begins now.
This article originally appeared on United Politics. Following Tony Blair’s speech calling for EU enthusiasts to ‘rise up’ and try to thwart Brexit, his former spin doctor Alastair Campbell issued a challenge to Brexiters. This challenge came in the form of 48 questions that he claims us Leavers ‘can’t or won’t answer’. In the spirit … Continue reading Dear Alastair Campbell, your 48 questions for Brexiters answered