After Brexit, desperate Tories needed a new crusade. They think dumping ‘human rights’ could be it 10/08/2023
The drumbeats get louder as the call of the wild pulses through the blood of the Conservative party again. The front page of the Telegraph on Thursday splashes, “Cabinet call on PM to ditch ECHR”. On their headcount, a third of the British cabinet want to join Russia and Belarus as pariah states outside the European convention on human rights.
What is the European Convention on Human Rights? Is UK still subject to ECHR post-Brexit? Tory row explained 10/08/2023
The European Court of Human Rights is still relevant to the UK, despite the country leaving the EU. / Certain Conservative MPs ... have called for the UK to leave the human rights convention, which would make Britain one of the few European nations, alongside Russia and Belarus, outside of ECHR.
Tory MP Tobias Ellwood says both his party and Labour are being dishonest over the disaster of Brexit.
Rejection of regular EU talks and Horizon dithering prove the PM is running scared of his party’s lunatic fringe.
David Campbell Bannerman, who wants to stand for South Norfolk, launched body that attacked privileges committee.
Senior party figures equated storming of US Capitol by supporters of Donald Trump with people opposing Brexit.
Five Tory MPs who planned objections to Windsor framework replaced on committee hearing.
Reading Tories have held back in supporting a push that would allow all EU citizens the right to vote in elections after Brexit.
‘It would be Brexit part 2’: Why the Tories think another European referendum could save them 30/06/2023
The issue that is most worrying Tory MPs this week is small boats. “We’d be in the same club as Russia and Belarus,” says one minister. “It’s not a good idea.” It’s also the case that the ECHR is integral to the Good Friday Agreement. Such a move could lead to resignations.
In final part of our series on how Brexit dragged Scots against our will out of the EU, Anna Burnside puts the blame firmly on the self-serving politicians and their cynical political gamble.
New poll shows 79% think trade deals with Australia and New Zealand are bad. / Just over half (52%) of farmers said Britain should join the EU and 70% of thought we should at least rejoin the single European market, rising to 85% in the case of those working in the ancillary industries.
Alastair Campbell, who will be appearing on the flagship BBC politics show in Clacton-on-Sea, said it is "quite something" that the government won't be represented in front of an audience made entirely of Leave voters.
Grant Shapps made quite the blunder last weekend, after the Welwyn Hatfield MP said he voted for Brexit despite previously claiming he voted to remain.
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.
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.