How little we know: reflections on our ignorance of the EU

24 Sep

Both Leavers and Remainers are almost equally ignorant about the workings of the EU. Dorothy Bishop (University of Oxford) looks at research into how cognitive biases influence people’s opinions of the Union, and questions whether, given how little voters knew, the referendum was valid. As a Remainer, I am baffled as to what Brexiteers want. If you ask them, as […]

John Baron: Johnson must keep calm, carry on – and reject the Withdrawal Agreement

22 Sep

The Government’s policy of reminding the electorate that it is keeping faith with the largest democratic exercise in our country’s political history is correct.

Cameron Calls for Remainers to Accept Referendum Result

20 Sep

Last night’s The Cameron Years on BBC1 is well worth a watch. The hour long programme ends with a surprisingly impassioned rallying call from the former Prime Minister for Remainers to stop trying to cancel the result of the referendum… “But of course in the end, the country voted to leave. You might not like that […]

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Electoral Commission: Remainers Broke Electoral Law

17 Sep

The Electoral Commission has found that two Remain campaigns that were set up less than a month before the referendum campaign worked together, breaking electoral law. “We found that the ‘5 seconds campaign’ was a joint campaign run by WUAV and DDB UK Limited. Spending on the campaign was ‘joint’ or ‘common plan’ spending.” Wake […]

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Ed Davey Lies about Lib Dem’s Historic Manifesto Support for EU Referendum

16 Sep

Appearing on Politics Live, Lib Dem Deputy Leader, Ed Davey, squirmed whilst trying to defend his party’s u-turn from wanting an in-out referendum to wanting to revoke Article 50 in the space of just 10 years. The Lib Dems are not having a great media round this morning… Davey tried claiming the Lib Dems had […]

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Tory MPs’ People’s Vote Campaign No Longer Contains Any Tories

12 Sep

The second referendum campaign for Tory MPs, Right to Vote, set up by Phillip Lee, no longer contains a single Tory MP among their ranks, following multiple defections, resignations and withdrawals of the whip by the Government. Coincidentally the website and campaign have since folded… At its height, the group contained 10 Tory MPs in its fold, […]

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