Police Shut Down Four Extinction Rebellion Sites

8 Oct

Extinction Rebellion leaders have admitted that four of their sites have now been shut down by police, including Lambeth Bridge, Westminster Bridge, Smithsfield Market, and a site on Millbank. See the flashpoints of cleared sites in Guido’s battle graphic above… In a Telegram message to protesters, leaders admitted “police removal teams are moving fast” and […]

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Northern Ireland Social Science Festival launches programme…

8 Oct

Queen’s University Belfast and Ulster University are again coming together to launch a packed programme of talks, workshops, plays and interactive activities that showcase the range and quality of social science research being carried out in Northern Ireland. The Northern Ireland ESRC Festival of Social Science kicks off across Northern Ireland in various venues from 2 – 9 November 2019. The UK-wide Festival of Social Science is run by the Economic and Social Research Council, and aims to open up … Read more

Extinction Rebellion Start Begging for Food

8 Oct

In a snub to the many homeless people in Westminster, Extinction Rebellion have resorted to publicly begging for food donations on only the second day of their self-indulgent protest. Ironically the protesters can’t just pop to the shops as their road blockages have stopped the shelves being restocked… In a Tweet, Extinction Rebellion said their […]

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Hillier Targets MP Staffers in Speakership Campaign

8 Oct

Labour MP Meg Hillier – who is currently running to replace Bercow as Commons Speaker – has taken the unprecedented step of writing to MPs’ staffers promising to address the prevalent bullying problem in parliament. Conveniently, the biggest obstacle to resolving the issue will be leaving his post very shortly… In the email, Hillier writes […]

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BREXIT PARTY MEPs AND PPC RESPOND TO ‘PROJECT FEAR’ IFS REPORT 


8 Oct

Negative claims about the possible effects of a Clean-Break Brexit have been criticised by successful business people and economists.

Two Brexit Party MEPs and a Prospective Parliamentary Candidate (PPC) argued the reported claims from the Institute of Fiscal Studies (IFS) were negative and one-sided.

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SpAd List: Kwarteng Gets First SpAd

8 Oct

Following the resignation of Jo Johnson, his former SpAd Iain Mansfield has now joined BEIS as Kwasi Kwarteng’s first SpAd. A convenient transfer… Guido also learns that Simon Jones has left Downing Street’s Business Relations Department after 4 years of SpAd-ing, writing on his Facebook that he has “decided to take some [time] out to plan […]

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Willie Carlin, Margaret Thatcher’s spy inside Sinn Fein…

8 Oct

Review of Willie Carlin’s book: Thatcher’s Spy: My Life As An MI5 Agent Inside Sinn Fein… Any book on Northern Ireland’s secret war should be read with caution, not least because undercover operatives are so well-practised in the art of deceit. And yet, the secrecy that still lingers within NI’s political process can make what they belatedly have to say compelling. What sets Thatcher’s Spy apart from other such testimonies I’ve read (like William Matchett’s Secret Victory) is that Carlin … Read more

‘Are they even aware that we can see them?’ Working-class Britons on Brexit politics

8 Oct

Lisa Mckenzie (Durham University) revisits some of the people she talked to just after the referendum, and finds them very engaged with the politics of Brexit but more alienated than ever from ‘Westminster class’ politicking. This is my fourth post for LSE Brexit – and after my last plea for solidarity and empathy, and a recognition that the damage of […]

Heidi Allen Joins LibDems, Her Fifth Party Since February

8 Oct

Congratulations to the LibDems on recruiting Heidi Allen as their nineteenth MP. They should be warned this will be her fifth party since February. So don’t assume it is permanent. Particularly if there is an election next month… The Tories won 51% of the vote in 2017, hard to tell how much personal loyalty she […]

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Knowing Me, Not Knowing EU: how misunderstanding the EU means misunderstanding the UK (and makes it harder to leave)

8 Oct

As the EU’s infamous ‘awkward partner’, the UK has a rich history of not quite getting what it means to be European. The latest round of Brexit negotiations are no exception. Zoë Jay (University of Tasmania) explains why misunderstanding the EU means misunderstanding the UK, and that makes it harder to leave. Continuing with his trademark flying-by-the-seat-of-his-pants approach to diplomacy, Prime […]

The Remainers stymying Brexit right now are actually making our departure from the EU all the more certain

7 Oct

Amidst all the “shock horror” of recent days, the convolutions of law and constitution and the parliamentary confusion and wrangling, there is one undeniable fact arising from the Brexit saga that should really cause concern: a full three years after the British people voted to leave the EU, a Parliament stuffed full of MPs elected on […]

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BREXIT PARTY MEP DR DAVID BULL RESPONDS TO MIRROR’S ‘KILLER’ NO DEAL DRUG SHORTAGE SCARE STORY

7 Oct

The Brexit Party MEP Dr David Bull has responded to the Mirror’s ‘No Deal’ scare story – which claims there could be “no deal” drugs shortages – slamming the headline as “deeply irresponsible” and misleading.

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Public Not Interested in Boris/Acuri Affair and Oppose Extinction Rebellion

7 Oct

A new poll by YouGov has revealed that less than a quarter of Brits think it is relevant for them to know if Boris and Jennifer Arcuri had a romantic relationship. 62% think it isn’t… Majorities in every region, country, age group, gender, and social grade of the UK say it is not relevant, which […]

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