The coming election will see the establishment pitted against the people – and the people will win

30 Sep

On 9th April 2019 I encountered a political first, which after 40 years of active campaigning is increasingly rare. That evening, while canvassing for support in Eccles, a small working-class village in the otherwise prosperous and leafy council ward I represent in Kent, I encountered loathing and hatred. At door after door (I think eleven […]

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Defecting councillors: The winners and losers

30 Sep

Cllr. Denise Mullen’s recent decision to leave the SDLP and join Aontú, less than three months after she was successfully re-elected to Mid Ulster Council, has provoked a flurry of questions about politicians who are elected for one party but then switch to another. Is the current system fair? Standing on a party ticket and then dropping party so quickly after an election is noticeable. Should the rules be changed? Should people have to put themselves before the electorate again? … Read more

Brexit’s Effect on Citizens, Human Rights & Immigration – Roundtable at City, University of London (June 2019)

30 Sep

Project lead Dr Michaela Benson participated in a roundtable event on ‘Brexit’s Effect on Citizens, Human Rights & Immigration’, organised by Dr Adrienne Yong at City, University of London in June 2019.

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Rees-Mogg’s Niece Selected as Tory Candidate

30 Sep

Jacob Rees-Mogg’s niece, Theo Clarke, has been selected as the Tory candidate for Stafford, following Jeremy Lefroy’s announcement that he will be standing down at the next election. With Jacob, Annunziata and now Theo, the Rees-Mogg dynasty has almost taken over… Theo – who previously described her uncle as “a well-spoken mortician, come to collect […]

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The rebirth of British party politics?

30 Sep

In 2017, for the second time in a row but also only the second time ever, four different political parties came first in the general election in the UK’s four nations: the Conservatives in England, Labour in Wales, the SNP in Scotland and the DUP in No…

Only Five of the 21 Rebels Want to Return to Tory Fold

30 Sep

Only five of the 21 expelled Tory rebels still wish to return to the Conservative Party, according to a senior One Nation source. Namely, Amber Rudd, David Guake, Richard Benyon and Stephen and Philip Hammond. You couldn’t guess some of them want to return given how they’ve been behaving since losing the whip… Whilst it was […]

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Robin Swann to stand down as UUP Leader

30 Sep

Statement just in; Over the last number of months I have been reflecting on my position as leader of the Ulster Unionist Party and the impact it has on my role as a husband and a father. I have concluded that one is taking up the lion`s share of my time to the detriment of the other. It is unfair to my young family to allow this to continue. “It has been an honour and a privilege to lead the … Read more

McDonnell Granted Urgent Question on Hedge Funds Shorting No Deal

30 Sep

John Bercow is allowing remainers to indulge further in their comprehensively debunked conspiracy theory that the PM is being backed by “speculators who have bet billions on a hard Brexit” – a falsehood pushed by former chancellor Philip Hammond earlier this week and now leapt on by the Labour party… It has just been announced […]

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Grieve and Gauke at Tory Conference Despite Voting Against It

30 Sep

Expelled Tory MP David Gauke has been spotted arriving at the Raddison Blu hotel just outside the Tory conference secure zone – despite having just voted against allowing a recess for the conference. Fellow expellee Dominic Grieve has also spent a couple of days doing fringe events – including one with Jacob Rees-Mogg. They clearly […]

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Anti-Boris Private Prosecutor Facing ‘Financial Ruin’ After Losing

30 Sep

Following ‘private prosecutor’ Marcus Ballsing up his case against Boris, the self styled ‘Brexit Justice’ campaigner has told LBC’s Nick Ferrari that he now faces financial ruin. After winning, the Government submitted a costs order to reclaim taxpayers’ money that had to be spent on the farcical case. A very smug Ball originally attempted to […]

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Tory MPs Bullish About Staying in Manchester

30 Sep

Despite Parliamentary plotting, Tory MPs aren’t expecting to have to rush back to Westminster today, or indeed the first half of this week, senior government sources tell Guido. The expectation is that there will be more hot air in the commons, but no substantive votes without significant warning. Opposition MPs need to take over the […]

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Around the World, Britain’s Promoting Media Freedom

30 Sep

By Theo Clarke, CEO of Coalition for Global Prosperity In the last 15 years, over 1,000 professional journalists have been killed for doing their job around the world. Think about these figures. No, more importantly, think about the people behind them. What they stand for. Their fates, and that of their loved ones. Already in […]

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We are still perilously close to Hailsham’s ‘elective dictatorship’

30 Sep

In the 1970s, Lord Hailsham warned that Britain was in danger of sinking into an ‘elective dictatorship’ because of the vulnerability of its constitutional arrangements. Julian Petley (Brunel University London) says his warning, which was aimed at the left, is more relevant than ever as Boris Johnson’s government tries to impose its will on Parliament. Not only did Boris Johnson attempt […]