The political has been captured by the legal. Decisions of an executive, legislative and democratic nature have been assumed by our courts.
“Nothing will change” after 31 January, and it will be “very difficult” to secure a trade deal by the end of 2020, she says.
This is the final article in a three-part series on using technology to boost our economy after Brexit.
By the time May finally stepped down, I was concerned about the future of our parliamentary democracy. What a waste of well over three years.
Despite being a passionate Leaver, I have a confession to make: for me, Brexit is not really about Britain. This assertion does not always make me very popular among Brexiteer circles, but it lies at the very heart of my belief that it is essential for Britain to leave the European Union. Naturally I do […]
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The general election on 12 December 2019 has fundamentally changed the political dynamic driving the Brexit process. The […]
The European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill 2019-20 will pave the way for the UK to ratify the UK-EU […]
It isn’t obvious that his foreign policy has been less effective than George W.Bush’s activism or Obama’s passivity. But what’s his aim here?
When Lord Kerr whistled, voters turned the Nelsonian equivalent of a deaf ear. When they whistled in turn, they and he were dragged helplessly along by the command of a democratic vote.
For the first time in decades the levers of British influence – defence, diplomacy, aid and trade – could sit alongside domestic efforts in education and infrastructure.
The scale of his domestic ambitions and the legacy of the Iraq War suggest that his ambitions will be limited – for the moment at least.
Damian Killeen, former Director of the Poverty Alliance asks: what would it take for Scots to make the transition from a ‘subject’ mentality to a ‘citizen’ mindset that could conceive something as radical and transformative as a written Constitution fo…
To view Britain in such a way is to see a useless picture of the nation. Most people are Just About Managing. And they are our new voters.
One has to pinch oneself to remember that as recently as last July May was Prime Minister, Hammond Chancellor of the Exchequer and Gauke Lord Chancellor.
His big win marks the end of the EU Ascendancy and the beginning of a new era: that of Britain as a sovereign nation.
Last night a bomb went off in British politics. It utterly destroyed the Labour and Liberal Democrat parties, and may have fatally weakened the foundations of the UK itself – Northern Ireland now has a majority of nationalist MPs for the first ti…
Today is – thanks be to God and all that is holy – the last day of the worst general election in recorded human history, and indeed perhaps the worst thing of any kind to have happened in the UK since the Blitz. In less than 24 hours many o…
Twelve months on from Thursday’s election, Johnson faces an unpalatable choice – and Cabinet resignations…
We hate to harp on, but it seems kinda important. Maybe they just bought a Lib Dem bus by accident and only had time to repaint the photo or something. This site still remembers what it was created for. We hope the SNP does.
A new Conservative Government will need to transform the economy. It remains to be seen whether this be done with a majority based on northern, post-industrial Britain.
Asserting the rights of Parliament over the EU is half the European mission. Asserting them over the ECHR is the other half.
Shadow education secretary Angela Rayner says the question about Labour’s stance on a future withdrawal agreement is a hypothetical one.
Ben Wray reports for Bella from Spain where the leaked ‘Scotland Papers’ expose a bizarre set of relations between Scotland and Spain, and examples of paranoia, bullying and racism in the Spanish Foreign Ministry. They call it ‘Los Papeles …
As a new manifesto is being finalised, it is time to review how our 2017 commitments on defence have worked out.
Politicians are so uncomfortable talking seriously about our international role and relationships that instead we constantly engage in proxy battles.
His shift on candidates now acknowledges that a hung Parliament would be a bad thing. It follows that pro-Brexit voters in tight contests should back the Tories.
Bella has been contacted by a whistle-blower in Kurdistan with details of the role of Turkey in arming and supporting proxy-armies and remnants of ISIS. This follows similar allegations from sources on the ground. The Rojava Information Centre has rele…
On Tuesday, Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez said the immortal words, sure to seal his fate: a vote for Sánchez was a vote for “strong and stable” government. Sánchez has more than just rhetoric in common with Theresa May. Like the former British p…
The European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill will make no further progress before the general election. The Bill is […]
The PSOE hoped to reunite the Left. Instead, rising tensions have fuelled extreme parties.