Category: UK Politics

“Marmitegate” clearly wasn’t enough. (Photo: PA)

Taking the Brexit Cake

The United Kingdom is being pelted with news that only stand to reinforce the idea that Brexit is hurting us, but it seems the government would rather remain oblivious. The United Kingdom has been...

David Cameron Resigns after losing the June 2016 European Union Referendum (Photo: The Mirror/ Dan Kitwood)

In Defence of Populism

Whilst centrist parties ignore the warning signs and refuse to address the underlying issues, European populists march ever closer to government. Politics undoubtedly comes in waves. For a long time, centrism was the word...

Heathrow airport: the UK’s door to the world post-Brexit (Photo: HeathrowHub.com)

Heathrow, spread your wings

With Heathrow expansion approved by the government, furore is coming from left and right; objectors need to recognise it was the only real option. Fifty years ago, Harold Wilson set up a commission to...

Campaigning for a lost country. (Photo: Reuters)

Working Class Losers

The left-behind are the result of hard problems, not organised malignancy. The problems of Brexit are likely to worsen their lot. On the steps of 10 Downing Street, Theresa May promised a government “not...

The Commonwealth has 4 of the world’s top 15 economies; the same as the EU if you don’t count the UK (Photo: Twitter – Daniel Hannan)

Common Wealth

For too long, Britain has neglected her Commonwealth allies. After Brexit, it’s time to change that. Brexit means Brexit. We, “the 48 per cent”, can mourn as much as we like, but Britain voted...

Theresa May emerges from Downing Street (Photo: WSJ)

Conservative Paper Tiger

With Labour falling apart, the Liberal Democrats in the wilderness and Ukip searching for a new purpose, the way looks clear for continued Conservative dominance. But the party shouldn’t rest on its laurels just...

Today’s circumstances do not call for three months of further uncertainty. (Photo: CNN)

Snap Election: All Risk, No Reward

The government must focus on negotiating Britain’s exit from the European Union. That’s why a general election is the last thing anybody needs. Back in 2007, in the midst of a third consecutive Labour...

On the 24th September 2016, Jeremy Corbyn was re-elected leader of the Labour Party receiving 313, 209 votes: 61.8 per cent of the total vote share (Photo: Flickr/Gary Knight)

Keep Calm and Corbyn On

With the Labour leadership contest finally over, the big question is what happens next? Frankly, no-one knows. But what’s certain is you cannot fight darkness with darkness; Labour need to offer a vision full...

Ukip’s God, Nigel, has left the stage. So what next? (Photo: Breitbart)

Purple Reign?

With the departure of Nigel Farage and its raison d’être finally achieved, Ukip seems unsure of what to do next. As the party’s factions vie for power, the question remains: what will become of...

In an attempt to revive class politics, Theresa May has proposed opening up new grammar schools. Above is Ikley Grammar School. (Photo: Betty Longbottom).

Grammar Schools: Do Your Homework, Mrs May

Since becoming prime minister, Theresa May has repeatedly said that she wants to govern for “everyone” and not just “a privileged few”. Would grammar schools help create the meritocratic society envisaged by Mrs May?...

The grammar school: an important vehicle for social mobility, banned by a Labour government. (Photo: Guernsey Grammar School)

Left Behind

Labour are floundering in their own muck, and their latest argument against Theresa May’s grammar school scheme is just further evidence of why their anti-ambition rhetoric can’t beat the Tories. Theresa May has swept...

Jeremy Corbyn at a recent Newcastle leadership rally, one of many rallies held in support of the leader. (Photo: Julian Hamilton/Daily Mirror)

Say ‘Yes’ to Jez

As an inevitable September victory for Jeremy Corbyn awaits, Labour must move forward more united than ever. The deep chasm dividing the Parliamentary Labour Party (PLP) and Labour membership continues to widen, as Jeremy...

The House of Lords has become the largest unelected upper house in the world – its functions need to be transferred to a smaller, fairly elected body. (Photo: BBC/ Getty Images)

A Peerless Democracy?

The House of Lords is well overdue for reform, and David Cameron’s Resignation Honours List has shown why we need an elected upper house, says Antony Tucker. The House of Lords’ continued existence stands...

Reaction of leave supporters at the Sunderland vote count. (Photo: North News & Pictures Ltd)

Brexit Britain Needs Devolution

The Brexit vote was a protest against Westminster and demand for change. If any political party wants to win in post-Brexit Britain, they need to show serious commitment to the devolution of powers to...

Michael Gove (centre) in the Sky News studio, where he made the infamous remark about experts (Photo: Zimbio)

Brexit, Brains & Building Bridges

Vote Leave’s revolt against established experts was not a revolt against knowledge or critical thinking, but against elitism and the centralisation of power. “I think people in this country have had enough of experts,”...

Dead End

Alex Moore sees three paths Labour can choose right now. The trouble is: none of them end well. A lot has happened in the past few weeks: Labour MPs staged a protest against their...

Norbert Hofer of Freedom Party of Austria could still become President. (Photo: The Daily Telegraph)

Europe: Populists Surge, Leaders Dither

Western politics is increasingly looking inwards. This is an alarming development. The continent’s populists are triumphant: Ukip has Brexit, Le Pen’s National Front wants “Frexit”, and Geert Wilder’s Dutch Freedom party are not far from “Nexit”. Meanwhile...

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