The former Speaker’s autobiography is a disappointment. He writes as he talks – and after a time this becomes wearisome.
We formed Lawyers for Britain in early 2016 just before the start of the referendum campaign. We had two aims. One was to campaign for a Leave vote amongst the legal profession – a “small-c” conservative group who generally hate change of any kind, and most of whom therefore supported the prevailing orthodoxy of staying […]
The Chief Whip is a farmer who recognises that “a lame ewe needs to be put down”.
As the clocks struck ten last Thursday and everyone wishing to ‘get Brexit done’ breathed a collective sigh of relief, the battle for the next general election had already begun.And those purporting to represent the centre ground of British politics were proven the real extremists in having attempted to overthrow democracy as demonstrated in 2016. […]
It was not an auspicious start for Nigel Farage this autumn when he announced that he would stand Brexit Party candidates in every single seat, despite ostensibly being on the same side as Boris Johnson. As Lib Dems, Greens and Plaid Cymru boasted of a ‘Remain Alliance’, sending warning currents around constituencies in the South […]
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The Tories are targeting Labour-held seats and the Liberal Democrats Tory-held ones, whilst Labour’s possible gains are probably out of reach.
Despite early talk, the Prime Minister’s foes have not adopted a common policy, strategy, or branding and are thus fighting forlorn individual battles.
On Tuesday I faced a decision that has been 28 years in the making, the longest and most strategic game of chess ever played. I helped found UKIP along with half a dozen others all those years ago with my journey to achieve Brexit shifting away from that party upon my return to the Conservatives […]
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Shortly after the 2015 General Election, I received a note from Boris Johnson which read: “I don’t know what effect all that fish has had on your brain, but you seem to be the only person who correctly forecast the outcome.” My prediction had been published in my local newspaper and had included not only […]
Whether it was Clive Lewis scrambling to the Speaker’s chair for one last media gimmick before prorogation, Dominic Grieve scribbling a quick motion to undermine individuals’ human rights, or the Speaker himself tearing up every long-standing rule of the House of Commons and abandoning any pretence at impartiality in order to help Remainers in every […]
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A mere few months ago, only those with copies of Erskine May on their bookshelves would have likely known the meaning of prorogation. It burst onto the centre-stage of the public debate framed as a tool by which besuited desperados could force their maleficent policies on us by snatching power away from the legislature. A […]
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Stopping Brexit is becoming a desperate game. It’s produced a manic inventiveness which is turning out more constitutional crap than thirty years of Liberal Party conferences. Only the EU can impose “No Deal” by refusing to admit that Theresa May’s deal is as dead as May, so a new government means a new negotiation. Logically […]