Ever since the 2016 referendum result the Liberal Democrats have sought to establish themselves as the principled party of remain. They have become a single issue party that targets remain voters who would not ordinarily vote Lib Dem in order to capitalise on the increasingly polarised nature of British politics between leave and remain. The … Continue reading Illiberal and Undemocratic: Why You Can’t Trust The Lib Dems This Christmas
Before this leadership contest few members of the public had heard of their people’s champion- in fact, most still have not. Stewart, despite the fact that he is the least popular of the seven MPs remaining with his parliamentary colleagues, as well as having little public support, has been championed by the ‘centre-ground’ mainstream media … Continue reading A Wolf In Sheep’s Clothing: Why Rory Stewart is the Liberal Boris Johnson
After three painful years of her premiership, Theresa May has finally resigned as Conservative leader, firing the starting pistol on a race to Downing Street. So far, the unofficial phase of the contest has acted as an argument for stop and search disproportionately targeting Tory MPs rather than ethnic minorities. Despite this, it is worth … Continue reading The Race To Be PM: Who Will Be Top Tory?
This weekend the UK joined several EU states, the EU, the USA and a host of other countries in recognising Juan Guaidó as the interim President of Venezuela. The issue with this is that Venezuela already has a president, Nicolás Maduro. This, whether it is morally defensible or not, means the West has committed support … Continue reading The West and Venezuela: A Story of Exceptionalism, Imperialism and Racism
Even though we are just a few days into 2019, politics has already been shook by the revelation the Home Secretary Sajid Javid has begun referring to himself as ‘The Saj/Sajid’ in what can only be a bizarre homage to Donald Trump or ‘The Donald’. While the Home Secretary may be enjoying some kind of … Continue reading Political Predictions For 2019
In the last few weeks you could be forgiven for forgetting that Britain is meant to be a parliamentary democracy. Theresa May and her government have shown such contempt for parliament that the average voter must wonder what the point of the archaic institution is. Not only did May’s government become the first in history … Continue reading The Tories Have Contempt For Parliament, Democracy and the British Public
I have wanted to write about Brexit for a long time. The trouble was I was not sure what my thoughts were. I voted remain, yet my initial reaction was that the referendum result had to be respected. I did not want a second referendum as I believe it would open the possibility of a … Continue reading Brexit Britain Is Broken. It Is Time For A Second Referendum