The indicative votes on Brexit – what next?

Backbench and opposition MPs took the unprecedented step of seizing control of business in the House of Commons on Wednesday to try and break the Brexit deadline that exists in the country. MPs voted on a range of 8 options including leaving with no deal on 12 April, a second referendum and a permanent Customs … Continue reading The indicative votes on Brexit – what next?

Britain and Russia: May has looked like a Prime Minister for the first time

  Theresa May is the woman no one expected or particularly wanted to be Prime Minister. May is the uneasy compromise between the Tories personified into a "leader", who through the willingness on both sides for this uneasy compromise to remain in place, has survived some pretty awful scandals that would be sure to end … Continue reading Britain and Russia: May has looked like a Prime Minister for the first time

Theresa May has announced plans for a snap election in June – but why?

This morning, with no prior warning or leaks, Theresa May stunned the political sphere by announcing a snap election for 8 June 2017. Despite repeatedly insisting there would be no election until the planned one in May 2020, May and the Tories have made a massive u-turn. However, the shock factor is created by May's … Continue reading Theresa May has announced plans for a snap election in June – but why?

Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn: Britain’s Unlikely Leaders

Exactly two years ago, I don't think anyone would have envisaged the political climate as it stands today. David Cameron and Ed Miliband were preparing to fight an important General Election in May 2015, which was billed as the most unpredictable of recent times, and a potential for days of negotiations to form a coalition. … Continue reading Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn: Britain’s Unlikely Leaders