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Brexit: It’s Not Just Where Britain’s Going That Matters, but How It Gets There
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Brexit: It’s Not Just Where Britain’s Going That Matters, but How It Gets There
July 15, 2019

Already we see how distrust of the people and processes that have got us this far has poisoned our ability to progress.

Britain Is Stumbling to Disaster and Boris Johnson Will Accelerate Its Fall
July 2, 2019

The government would be better advised to concentrate on getting the country back on its tracks rather than indulging in the fantasy that, as Johnson wildly claims, exiting the European Union will mean that Britain can “have our cake and eat it”. Disaster is not far off.

Britain Is Stumbling to Disaster and Boris Johnson Will Accelerate Its Fall
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The UK Tory Leadership Contest Is Whittled Down to Two
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The UK Tory Leadership Contest Is Whittled Down to Two
June 26, 2019

Boris Johnson is the favourite to win the Conservative leadership contest. But has he got what it takes to strike a Brexit deal with the EU?, asks Johanna Ross.

Britain Is out of Control
June 4, 2019

Johnson and Gove are Britain’s main contenders to become Britain’s prime minister. One is a lying libertine, a lecherous adulterer who sneers at coloured people; and the other is a cheap trickster who has all the charm, attraction and talent of a sock full of wet spaghetti.

Britain Is out of Control
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Theresa May’s Unbearable Lightness of Being
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Theresa May’s Unbearable Lightness of Being
June 2, 2019

May deserves to be a subject of endless fascination for historians and students of popular history for centuries and millennia to come. Her fascination will come not from any positive qualities or negative vices but from her astonishing lack of both.

Brexit Failure Exposed: The Deceit, the Damage and the Daily Mail
May 31, 2019

The referendum’s outcome caught everyone unprepared. Michael Gove, whose forceful decision to support Leave turned the campaign, was fast asleep. He had gone to bed confident that he had made his stand and the country would continue as before. He and his wife Sarah Vine were woken by a call at 4.45, as she recounted in her column. ‘“Michael?” a voice said. “Michael, guess what? We’ve won!” There was a short pause while he put on his glasses. “Gosh,” he said. “I suppose I had better get up.” The government too was taken by surprise. Cameron simply resigned. Only the Bank of England had a contingency plan, to provide extra credit to steady the markets. This was hardly long-term.

Brexit Failure Exposed: The Deceit, the Damage and the Daily Mail
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Thoughts on UK Politics
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Thoughts on UK Politics
May 29, 2019

3.1% of those eligible to vote bothered to go to a polling station and vote Tory in an important UK wide election last week. That’s 1 voter in every 33. Yet the Tory Party is shortly going to choose internally, from within its despised ranks, the next Prime Minister of the UK, even though that Tory Party does not even command a majority at Westminster. That is how dysfunctional the UK constitution has become.

Theresa May Cries As She Announces June 7 Resignation
May 25, 2019

Though it’s initial reaction was muted, GBP has moved decidedly higher in recent trade (after a brief selloff following May’s announcement), putting the British currency on track to end its record two-week losing streak of uninterrupted declines.

Theresa May Cries As She Announces June 7 Resignation
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