This article originally appeared on United Politics. When Jeremy Corbyn first emerged from the back benches to take a crack at the Labour leadership, I confess I was partly enamoured with him. Don’t get me wrong, his political worldview is the polar opposite to mine, bearded old marxist that he is, but on the surface … Continue reading It’s time the left started condemning Corbyn
This article originally appeared on United Politics YouGov have released some polling results this week which they claim examine ‘Brexit extremism‘. The headline grabbing statistic from their research is that 61% of Leave voters would be undeterred by ‘significant damage’ to the UK economy as the cost of leaving the EU. This has resulted in … Continue reading Brexit extremists? Only on the Remain side
This article originally appeared on United Politics. The prevailing wisdom in the wake of the election result two weeks ago was that Theresa May made the wrong decision in calling for a snap general election. Given how she has thrown away a slender majority in favour of a hung parliament, weakening her position going into … Continue reading Calling an election was the right move. Running an awful campaign wasn’t
This article originally appeared on United Politics. Theresa May has finally seized the initiative on the matter of EU citizens’ rights and offered Brussels a deal which would see any EU migrant who has been living in the UK for five years acquire ‘settled EU’ status, along with access to health, education and other benefits. … Continue reading May’s offer on EU citizens’ rights doesn’t go far enough.
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?