Brexiteers must unite behind Boris Johnson or risk being trapped in the EU forever

9 Dec

Since the summer I have been proposing that the two pro-Brexit parties – the Tories and the Brexit Party – forge an alliance to command a considerable majority for Brexiteers in the House of Commons. After Nigel Farage’s Hartlepool announcement before the close of nominations that he was withdrawing Brexit Party candidates in Tory-held seats, […]

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If I were still advising Nigel Farage, I’d urge him to scrap his strategy that could see Brexit blocked entirely

7 Nov

The latest polling from the constituency of Portsmouth South made worrying reading for Brexiteers. It showed that despite a fall in support for Labour as well as the Conservatives, a decent showing for the Brexit Party in fourth place on 14% left the Liberal Democrats in the lead and poised to gain the seat. The […]

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The Farage ultimatum to the Tories should make Brexiteers despair

2 Nov

Yesterday morning I waited with bated breath for the Brexit Party’s statement on its election strategy. In the previous 12 hours, Brexiteers had reason to be excited with speculation in the BBC and Daily Telegraph that Nigel Farage wanted to do a deal with Boris Johnson, with the suggestion that the Brexit Party would only […]

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It’s time for Boris to pull off another deal – with the Brexit Party

30 Oct

The 2017 General Election demonstrated the danger of relying too much on a double-digit opinion poll lead at the start of the campaign. Boris Johnson is a better campaigner than Theresa May and the forthcoming Conservative election manifesto is likely to be better than the last, but there are new dangers for the Conservatives this […]

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Why we need a Democracy Protection Act before the general election

10 Sep

With a general election imminent, Ewan McGaughey (King’s College London) argues that a new law is urgently needed to stop the poll being swung by stolen data, foreign donations and Russian interference. If a no-deal Brexit is averted, Britain nonetheless faces the prospect of a general election going ahead without electoral law reform. As Boris Johnson goaded the Leader of […]