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After Brexit, Tories face "long-term electoral oblivion" | UK politics | The New Statesman [40 mins] 30/05/2023
Conservatives hoped Brexit would be a "silver bullet". Instead the party is being ripped apart from the inside. Two conservatives explain why.
A CERTAIN dreary and dismal familiarity has developed around the Tories’ desperate efforts to secure trade deals with countries outwith the European Union, having decided to turn their back on the UK’s biggest export market.
His admission that “Brexit has failed” shows once again that for Nigel Farage and the populist right, shifting the blame is second nature
Is it time to reverse it?
National Conservatism attendee bags record for longest-ever pause while searching for a Brexit benefit 19/05/2023
The economy is tanking and manufacturers are deserting Britain, but at least we have New Zealand products in Sainsbury's.
National Conservatism & CDO "inevitable outgrowth of Brexit" | UK politics | the New Statesman [12 mins] 19/05/2023
Rishi Sunak is facing "noises off" from right-wing factions of the Conservative party, with members demanding a more "democratic" approach to leadership. As he leads the party towards a precipitous election, what does this mean for the Prime Minster?
MPs are increasingly looking to review point of trade deal in 2025 to push for better terms.
BRITAIN can rest easy. The country’s bananas are safe and will not be subject to “malformation or abnormal curvature” following the UK Government’s decision to abandon throwing 4,000 pieces of EU law onto the Brexit bonfire by the year’s end.
Rocker Noel Gallagher launched an expletive-laden defence of young people growing up post-Brexit raging: “There’s no f****** eggs in the supermarket.”
‘A storm is brewing,’ warn Conservative MPs who say their party is ‘giving up on Rishi’, who is seen as a manager rather than a leader.
Furious Conservative MPs have threatened to oust Rishi Sunak as PM following his “betrayal” over plans to scrap thousands of pieces of EU legislation.
Faced with opposition from the House of Lords, the government backtracks on plans for the biggest ever change to our laws. So, what now? / Few things illustrate the absurdity and irresponsibility of Brexit better than the Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) Bill (REUL).
Ministers have scrapped their promise for a post-Brexit ‘bonfire’ of EU-era laws by the end of this year.
THE SCOTTISH Government has welcomed No 10's decision to ditch its planned Brexit “bonfire" of EU laws.
Question Time Laughter As Tory Minister Dismisses Brexit Having Any Impact On Economic Woes 27/04/2023
"Yes it is," one member of the audience shouts back at Rachel Maclean as she says leaving the EU has "nothing to do" with the downturn. / A Conservative minister has faced ridicule after stating Brexit has “nothing to do” with the UK’s economic troubles.
Will Brexit destroy the Tories? 23/04/2023
The shifting make-up of Britain’s electorate will put pressure on both.
'The Irish really should know their place' regarding Brexit, UK Conservative MP tells BBC Newsnight political editor 11/12/2018
Mr Watt, in his conclusion of the BBC piece, says that what "alarms so many Tories" is that "after centuries of troubled Anglo-Irish relations it is the smaller of the two islands which appears to be exercising greater power for the first time".
As the final rites are played out, Chris Painter assesses the procession of Conservative Premierships since 2010 and their failure to articulate any coherent political project.
Brexit is to blame for the Dover travel misery blighting Britons’ Easter holiday trips to the Continent, a senior Tory MP said on Monday.
'I don't blame the French, I blame the UK government': Readers discuss port of Dover chaos and Brexit blame 03/04/2023
Brexit is ‘the elephant in the room of British politics’, Ed Davey says as he takes aim at Tories and Labour 19/03/2023
The Liberal Democrat leader accused the two main parties of avoiding confronting the economic impacts of Britain’s departure from the EU.
Liberal Democrat conference: Tear down 'Tory' trade barriers with Europe to boost economy, says Ed Davey [7 mins] 19/03/2023
Sir Ed Davey said the UK must repair its "broken relationship with Europe" to boost the economy as the Lib Dem leader set out his party's main arguments for winning seats at an election during the spring conference.
The Retained EU Law bill is a needless own goal – diplomatically, economically and politically.
‘Playing with fire:’ Scrapping rules to keep rivers clean after Brexit stirs up Tory rebellion 01/03/2023
Ministers have refused to rule out scrapping EU regulations that protect swimmers and wildlife.
Remember When These Tories Said They Liked The Northern Ireland Protocol, Before Ripping It Up? 28/02/2023
But, it’s worth remembering that all of the Conservatives who are now praising the Windsor Framework (Sunak’s tweaked version of the Northern Ireland Protocol) once extended the same excitement to Johnson’s original deal in 2019...