The situation is replete with irony. In the absence of the Assembly a formerly inert Westminster sprung into life to enact three controversial reforms; on same sex marriage, victims’ pensions (pending) and most controversially of all, abortion. Sinn Fein which only acknowledges any legal British authority over Northern Ireland with the greatest reluctance warmly welcomed Westminster’s imposition of the most radical shift possible from the most restrictive to the most sweeping abortion regulations in these islands; while the defenders of … Read more
The idea of Scotland as a valued member of a Union based on consensus is in tatters. The idea of a parliament representing the whole of the United Kingdom is no longer credible. In a week in which Westminster democracy came under scrutiny as press free…
Don’t expect Downing Street to bother too much about what MPs or the media think as it prepares to shake up government.
The individual beggars are often the victims of modern slavery, they account for their monies to their gang masters.
Despite rumours to the contrary, this week will find it hard to match the turbulence of last week. It’s pretty clear that at this point, the combined opposition majority can’t agree on a strategy to turf Johnson out of office. This could prove fatal to their main aim. In the absence of a policy to unite around, passing a vote of confidence against him would only set a clock ticking that would defeat their essential aim of preventing the UK … Read more
Yesterday the unelected Prime Minister told the Commons “The best way to honour Jo Cox’s memory is to the get Brexit done.” It’s such a brutally crude comment even his own sister is denouncing him today. I’d suggest that t…
A High Court judge recommended that Bercow leave his post in order to allow institutional reform to begin.