The era of Flat Earth Conservatism 11/10/2023
The Tory Party has been taken over by cynics and fantasists, says former Telegraph editor Max Hastings – which is why he has decided to vote Labour.
World-renowned economist Adam Posen reveals some tough truths about Britain’s situation.
His admission that “Brexit has failed” shows once again that for Nigel Farage and the populist right, shifting the blame is second nature
Brexit’s Long-Run Effects on the U.K. Economy - John van Reenen, Massachusetts Institute of Technology [pdf]
What will be the long-run economic effects of the United Kingdom’s decision to leave the European Union—informally known as Brexit? Compared with remaining in the European Union, there will inevitably be higher trade costs with the rest of Europe, which accounts for about half of all U.K. trade.
Only a third of Leavers still see it as a success. So why won’t Starmer speak up?
More than six years later, Trump’s rhetoric seems prescient for reasons he may not have intended. The right-wing populist shocks that hit both Britain and the United States in 2016 have exacerbated the internal dysfunctions within both countries’ right-wing parties.
In our series looking at life after Brexit, the European parliament’s former negotiator Guy Verhofstadt argues that Britain exchanged a Jaguar for a Ford Fiesta in the 2016 referendum.
The Brexit vote made what could have been a passing fashion a near-permanent feature of our politics.
Brexit Curse Afflicts Britain 23/10/2022
Since the EU Referendum proposed and led by former British Prime Minister, David Cameron, on the relationship with the EU, Britain has not experienced political stability. This headed to economic stagnation, inflation, high unemployment, frustration, and pessimism among British citizens about the future.
The imaginary enemy is back.
Michael Heseltine says Brexit will be ’high on the agenda’ if Liz Truss loses general election. / The Tories will never win back younger voters as an anti-Europe and populist party, former cabinet ministers have warned – as they called for trade links with EU to be rebuilt.
The moving vans have already started arriving at Downing Street, as Britain’s Conservative Party prepares to evict Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
Post-Brexit Britain is confronting reality 24/08/2022
'However, Britain’s current political and economic prospects look grim. To say this is not to be unreasonably pessimistic, but simply to face facts.'
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 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.
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.
A couple of points are worth observing already. Nearly six years on from the Leave vote, the supposed opportunities of Brexit remain entirely conspicuous by their absence. And ramping up the rhetoric by claiming “immense opportunity” does not change this reality.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has faced calls for his resignation over the holding of parties at Number 10 Downing Street during lockdown. Andrew Ryder argues the scandal runs much deeper than the work culture at the heart of government or Boris Johnson’s personal failings. It is emblematic of a decline in public standards that has sharply escalated since the Brexit referendum.
Brexit and Donald Trump have left world most divided for 50 years according to St Andrews researchers 08/12/2021
Political divisions across the world are deeper than at any time in the last 50 years, a new St Andrews University-led study has found.
Analysts in Europe say Britain committed “Anglo-Saxon suicide” when it voted for Brexit.
The London bureau chief for Germany’s public broadcaster reflects on Britain’s government.
Amid withering criticism of project from likes of Ken Clarke, MoD learns it may not have to pay whole bill.