Category: UK Politics

Jeremy Corbyn, a lifelong europhobe, is struggling to swing behind his party’s europhile message. (Photo: The Agenda/ITV)

Labour and Europe: Divided in Unity

Almost all Labour MPs are europhiles, so why is the party divided about the EU? Ask Jeremy Corbyn. Though calm and competent, the “In” campaign in the EU debate is not faring well. A...

Boris Johnson should stop being so apoplectic over the government’s pro-EU leaflets. (Photo: Andy Rain/EPA)

Lay Off the Leaflet

The government has just spent £9m on pro-EU leaflets for every household. Ryan Curran has a simple message for the Brexit camp if they want to win: get over it. Naturally, if you begin...

John Whittingdale MP, who finds himself at the centre of the latest political "scandal" (Photo: The Guardian)

Politicians’ Private Parts

Sex, spanking, scandal – John Whittingdale’s relationship with a dominatrix hit the headlines last week. So what? You could be forgiven for thinking that privacy is dead. In an age where people choose to...

Ruth Davidson has got Scottish Labour in the crosshairs. (Photo: Channel 4)

Tartan Tories: Ruth’s Revival

After decades of near political irrelevance in Scotland, are the Conservatives finally undergoing a revival under Ruth Davidson? For decades, the Conservatives have remained a near political irrelevance in Scotland. Following devolution and the...

Yes, people hate George Osborne, but that won’t do Labour much good if he’s not leader in 2020. (Photo: The Mirror)

Teflon Tories

Everyone hates the individual members of the cabinet, but somehow the Conservative Party as a whole makes itself immune to criticism, argues Sam Glover. The current cabinet is filled with some of the most...

George Osborne delivered his Budget statement to the House of Commons on Wednesday 16 March (Photo: Flickr/UK Parliament)

George’s Marvellous Medicine

George Osborne’s recent Budget unravelled spectacularly last week. Does this spell the end for his hopes of becoming prime minister? Observing the chaos currently overwhelming the Conservative Party following George Osborne’s Budget, it is perplexing...

Iain Duncan Smith has resigned in response to the crisis over cuts to PIP. (Photo: ITV)

Well Unfair Welfare

In the direct aftermath of Duncan Smith’s resignation, Sam Glover reports on how IDS has eroded Britain’s welfare state. Well, nobody saw that coming. After serving as secretary of state for the Department of...

Can Tim Farron help reinstate the Liberal Democrats as an influential parliamentary force? (Photo: Flickr/Liberal Democrats)

The Lib Dems: Going to Pot

In order to prevent continued irrelevance beyond 2020, the Liberal Democrats need to be bold. By adopting a radical stance on cannabis, they’re doing just that. In the lead up to last year’s general...

#INtogether – Britain needs to remain an internationalist force for good (Photo: Jon Danzig)

Beyond the Numbers

Matt Gillow looks beyond the numbers and sums to make a case for Britain staying in the EU. We’ve all heard the facts. Both the “Vote Leave” campaign and the “Stronger In” side have...

This referendum is the last chance for Britain to become a free nation. (Photo: Conservative Home)

Why We Must Leave

The date is now set: 23 June 2016 – the day the British people will decide the future direction of this country. Are we going to once again become an independent, self-governing nation, or...

Donald Trump has bested the “establishment” candidates in New Hampshire (Photo: Business Insider)

Rebels With a Cause

With the rise of anti-establishment candidates, Sam Glover looks at how radical rebels are becoming mainstream politicians. The radicals are rising. In the past few years, Ukip have won a national election, a backbencher...

Will Sturgeon still be laughing in May? (Picture: Press and Journal)

Sturgeon’s Silver Lining

After gaining 56 seats in the 2015 general election, the SNP are going from strength to strength. Could they reach an overwhelming majority again in the Scottish Parliament elections? As the date of the...

The Catastrophe of the Commons

Whilst MPs continue to shout and interrupt each other in the House of Commons, Matt Howlett looks at what needs to change to win the public’s interest and trust. In Jeremy Corbyn’s first speech...

Will the team remain as one? Or will they start to crumble? (Photo: S. Rousseau/Reuters)

Singing from the Same Hymn Sheet

With campaigns surrounding the EU referendum already under way, George Perfect assesses the dangers for David Cameron in his cabinet and party. As the UK’s EU referendum draws ever closer, it appears that David...

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