As I have said many times before, I cannot wait until June 23rd comes and goes and we can (hopefully, so long as we vote to Remain) stop talking about the EU every second of the day in increasingly inane ways. The one thing I will really miss – and I mean this in all sincerity – […]
Archives for April 2016
The problem for the Left is that it is stuck between two opposing views of the world
There’s been an interesting debate regarding the so-called “citizen’s income” on both the Left and Right in Britain over the last couple of years. The idea has gained more traction on the Left, with the Greens making it official policy (sort of) in the run in to the last general election. But the reasons many […]
Why has David Davis said this?
What is it that the man who came second to David Cameron last time there was a leadership contest within the Conservative Party has said that I question? First of all to preface, he mentioned that if the country votes to Leave on June 23rd, David Cameron should remain as prime minister. So far, so […]
Predictions for the May 2016 elections
With all the EU referendum stuff going on, it can sometimes be easy to forget that there are a large round of elections on May 5 – and furthermore that they could be important enough to have as much impact on the rest of this parliament as said EU referendum will. So taking them one […]
Tory Brexiteers should stop using anti-austerity rhetoric
For some time now, I have noted with interest what happens when politicians who are on the economic right within British politics and who also happen to favour Brexit find those two things clashing with one another. Without exception, the desire for Brexit wins. A great example was during the Greek debt crisis of 2015, […]
Finally……Jeremy Corbyn delivers on Europe
As you well know, I am no Jeremy Corbyn fan. But his speech at Senate House (which Corbyn himself pointed out was what Orwell had based the Ministry of Truth in “1984” upon) this morning left me with little to quibble with. How about this for an opening: “The Labour party is overwhelmingly for staying […]
Why are all the “leaders of the revolution” old white guys?
We are living through a period when the politics of outrage is all the rage. When large portions of the populace across the western world yearn – and sometimes even vote – for politicians who try and push the “Overton window” either to the left or right. Nigel Farage, Bernie Sanders, Jeremy Corbyn, Donald Trump […]
Cameron will probably survive the tax scandal – because of Labour and its supporters
This past weekend, Polly Toynbee was on the Andrew Marr Show, speaking about the Cameron Panama affair. The crucial thing she had to say during the spot was this: “That’s the real story, it’s not really about him having done anything abnormal for people as rich as him, it’s about simply being that rich — […]
The way the right of centre press have responded to the spectre of Brexit has been extraordinary
Back in January, I wrote speculating what the right of centre press would be doing around this exact time now in regards to Brexit. “The Daily Telegraph have taken an even harder Eurosceptic line over the last six months than they had previously held. But they don’t call it the Torygraph for nothing – butting […]
A new slant on the £9.3 million leaflets – why are they costing so much exactly?
A large portion of the Conservative Party is up in arms over the idea that £9.3 million of public dosh is set to be spent on a leaflet promoting the idea of Britain remaining in the European Union. Even some very passionate pro-European Tories are decrying the move, saying Cameron may have endangered his premiership […]