I have signed the Brexit Pledge – will you?

2 Oct

The Brexit Pledge has been set up by a group of 30 very disgruntled Leave-supporting groups, from the political left to the political right, from industry groups such as The City for Britain through to Fishing for Leave. What has brought us together is not just a desire to leave the EU with a clean […]

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Referendums are not a simple cure for the EU’s democratic deficit

2 Oct

It is often argued that national referendums on EU matters can be a cure for the democratic deficit of the EU and its policies. But what can we learn from a country like Switzerland about how and when direct democracy works? In this blog post, Eva Thomann, Isabelle Stadelmann-Steffen, and Eva G. Heidbreder conclude that referendums in the EU usually […]

Johnson’s offer – take it or leave it, two borders for four years, backed it’s claimed by the DUP with get out clause for the border in the Irish Sea for the (?) Assembly

2 Oct

The Daily Telegraph has been leaked – or rather handed –  extracts form Boris Johnson’s speech today. And more importantly  the gist of the “deal” proposal he will send to Brussels and EU 27 including Ireland almost immediately afterwards. The comment from the paper’s Europe editor Peter Foster:   “It’s extraordinary  Two borders, for four years.” Boris Johnson will on Wednesday unveil a radical new ‘two borders for four years’ Brexit plan which will leave Northern Ireland in a special relationship with … Read more

SNP Tabling New Coup Bill

1 Oct

After next week’s PMQs, the SNP’s Pete Wishart is tabling a Ten Minute Rule Bill that would establish the position of an ‘Acting Prime Minister’ and require Cabinet appointments to be approved by MPs, further weakening the executive against Parliament. In Wishart’s own words it would: “Make provision for the House of Commons to nominate […]

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NIGEL FARAGE BRINGS BREXIT PARTY RALLIES TO WATFORD, CORNWALL, AND WESTMINSTER THIS OCTOBER

1 Oct

The Brexit Party has announced a series of rallies in the lead up to the October 31st Brexit deadline.

Nigel Farage will headline all the events – in Watford, Camborne, and the Queen Elizabeth Centre in the heart of Westminster – under the slogan We Are Ready.

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Tory Minister Blasts McDonnell’s No Deal Brexit Conspiracy Question

1 Oct

Making his debut at the dispatch box, the new Treasury Minister Simon Clarke confidently tore down McDonnell’s absurd urgent question on short positions taken against the pound in the lead up to a possible no-deal Brexit. Something Guido and many others have comprehensively debunked before… Clarke blasted the question as the shadow chancellor propagating myths and […]

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Police Called to Incident at Tory Conference

1 Oct

The police had to be called to the Tory Conference’s international stand roughly twenty minutes ago to investigate a supposed fracas. Video shows officers entering the lounge and then moving press and onlookers away from the incident. Police moving press away from incident pic.twitter.com/pYAGnR0zEI — Alex Cadier (@alexcadier) October 1, 2019 A Norwegian MP inside […]

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Leave Voters Now Think Tory Party is a Pro-Brexit Party

1 Oct

New YouGov polling has revealed that more leave Leave voters now think that the Tory party is a pro-Brexit party in a direct contrast to the last time the question was asked. Back in April, Leave voters were found to be substantially more likely to think the Tories were actually anti-Brexit (40%) than pro-Brexit (23%). […]

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Piers Morgan Heckles Boris

1 Oct

Ever the unconventional presenter, Piers Morgan attempted an impersonation of Steve Bray this morning, taking to heckling Boris with a megaphone. It seemed to (almost) work…
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Man Arrested After Pouring Petrol on himself Outside Parliament

1 Oct

A man has been arrested after dousing himself in petrol outside Parliament’s Carriage Gate entrance. Man next to me at Parliament’s carriage gates appears to have poured (what smells like) petrol on himself. Incredibly brave response from police, who are now helping him. — Huw Merriman (@HuwMerriman) October 1, 2019 A BBC employee in the […]

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