It’s Brexit, stupid 14/11/2022
We are stuck in the Tory game of make-believe that everything is coming up roses in an English country garden. The reality is that following Brexit the rest of the world looks at England with a mixture of perplexity, pity, and amused contempt.
Populism over sense 23/08/2022
Britain first backed Brexit in a populist vote — albeit narrowly — a foolish move taking a slice of Britain’s economic strength. / Empty words and false and exaggerated claims combined with a dose of nationalism to tip the balance.
Brexit was a disaster at all levels 08/08/2022
As it has already been well documented that Brexit proved to be a political and economic disaster for all sections of our divided society, it should not come as a surprise to learn that it has also had a hugely negative impact on community relations.
Brexit supporters constantly deny that that problems caused by Brexit have anything to do with Brexit. Does this remind you of anything? 02/08/2022
No Conservative will dare admit the searingly obvious: Brexit is proving a catastrophe for Britain.
A new UK premier must start forming partnerships within Europe and ditch the destructive populism that led to Brexit.
Stab-in-the-back: the nasty old myth that Brexiters are exploiting to explain away the disaster 25/06/2022
Lord Frost and others are reinventing a tactic used by the beaten German generals in 1918.
Proposal to replace Human Rights Act with bill of rights is effort to make government ‘untouchable’, say critics.
Boris Johnson victory at next election would be ‘disaster’ for Tories and Britain, says former party chair 21/06/2022
Under current PM, government is not Conservative but English Nationalist, says Chris Patten.
Six years on, it seems Europe still hasn’t got the memo. For that matter, neither has Britain. The United Kingdom, rather than leaping boldly into a brave new future, is imploding. Europe, meanwhile, seems to have found a new sense of purpose.
Shortages in the labour market, along with the vacancies in the health service, hospitality industry and agriculture, are the living evidence of this self-inflicted act
How Britain Falls Apart 05/01/2022
A road trip through the ancient past and shaky future of the (dis)United Kingdom. / The grim reality for Britain as it faces up to 2022 is that no other major power on Earth stands quite as close to its own dissolution.
The government’s attack on the Human Rights Act is a betrayal of those Conservatives who helped create it.
In a revealing interview, former Conservative chancellor Ken Clarke tells TIM WALKER his fears – and hopes – for the country, and of his sadness at what the Tory Party has become.
How has the recruitment of UK-based teachers by international schools in Europe been affected by Brexit?
Brexit’s collateral damage - Chris Patten 30/06/2021
Five years after the Brexit vote, the costs of that decision are becoming clearer.
“Politicians obscure exclusionary ideologies and policies behind inclusionary rhetoric that highlights the ‘value’ of migrant ‘contributions’," a doctoral researcher said.
Lewis Silkin LLP partner Brinsley Dresden explains why brands should be careful of using nationalism to try to sell products.
When thinking about what I might about say in this lecture it occurred to me that it would be appropriate to look at parliaments and sovereignty, which are hugely important concepts when it comes to understanding Euroscepticism and Britain’s place in the European Union (EU).
It was never ‘just about trade’ 31/01/2021
It was one year ago today that Britain left the European Union, and one month ago that we also left the EU’s Single Market and customs union.
The Cabinet Minister for the Northern Powerhouse yelled "Britain first! Britain first" in parliament - the same words used by Jo Cox's killer as he shot and stabbed the Labour MP.
A LEADING German newspaper is the latest international media outlet to shine a spotlight on the growing support for Scottish independence.
Tory party urges activists to campaign like Trump by ‘weaponising fake news’ and ‘fighting wokeism’ 15/12/2020
‘There are lessons that we can learn from Trump….a lie can go round the world before the truth can get its boots on’.