SNP Tabling New Coup Bill

1 Oct

After next week’s PMQs, the SNP’s Pete Wishart is tabling a Ten Minute Rule Bill that would establish the position of an ‘Acting Prime Minister’ and require Cabinet appointments to be approved by MPs, further weakening the executive against Parliament. In Wishart’s own words it would: “Make provision for the House of Commons to nominate […]

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NIGEL FARAGE BRINGS BREXIT PARTY RALLIES TO WATFORD, CORNWALL, AND WESTMINSTER THIS OCTOBER

1 Oct

The Brexit Party has announced a series of rallies in the lead up to the October 31st Brexit deadline.

Nigel Farage will headline all the events – in Watford, Camborne, and the Queen Elizabeth Centre in the heart of Westminster – under the slogan We Are Ready.

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Tory Minister Blasts McDonnell’s No Deal Brexit Conspiracy Question

1 Oct

Making his debut at the dispatch box, the new Treasury Minister Simon Clarke confidently tore down McDonnell’s absurd urgent question on short positions taken against the pound in the lead up to a possible no-deal Brexit. Something Guido and many others have comprehensively debunked before… Clarke blasted the question as the shadow chancellor propagating myths and […]

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Police Called to Incident at Tory Conference

1 Oct

The police had to be called to the Tory Conference’s international stand roughly twenty minutes ago to investigate a supposed fracas. Video shows officers entering the lounge and then moving press and onlookers away from the incident. Police moving press away from incident pic.twitter.com/pYAGnR0zEI — Alex Cadier (@alexcadier) October 1, 2019 A Norwegian MP inside […]

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Leave Voters Now Think Tory Party is a Pro-Brexit Party

1 Oct

New YouGov polling has revealed that more leave Leave voters now think that the Tory party is a pro-Brexit party in a direct contrast to the last time the question was asked. Back in April, Leave voters were found to be substantially more likely to think the Tories were actually anti-Brexit (40%) than pro-Brexit (23%). […]

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Piers Morgan Heckles Boris

1 Oct

Ever the unconventional presenter, Piers Morgan attempted an impersonation of Steve Bray this morning, taking to heckling Boris with a megaphone. It seemed to (almost) work…
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Man Arrested After Pouring Petrol on himself Outside Parliament

1 Oct

A man has been arrested after dousing himself in petrol outside Parliament’s Carriage Gate entrance. Man next to me at Parliament’s carriage gates appears to have poured (what smells like) petrol on himself. Incredibly brave response from police, who are now helping him. — Huw Merriman (@HuwMerriman) October 1, 2019 A BBC employee in the […]

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Despite ‘Global Britain’, Britain will follow the European trade model for the next few years

1 Oct

The government would like to implement its vision for a ‘Global Britain’ after Brexit. But, says Stephen Woolcock (LSE), for the next few years at least companies are likely to favour the continuity of European trading practices. He looks at the factors shaping that preference. There are competing visions for British trade policy: ‘Global Britain’, which sees a sovereign Britain […]