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

Is this a new era of “woke pop”?

The term "woke" has been coined on social media as being the state of realising the current political state that has developed in 2016. The rise of "woke pop" appears to be starting with recent releases from Beyonce, Katy Perry, Lady Gaga and Skip Marley. But is it a genuine revolution in popular culture or … Continue reading Is this a new era of “woke pop”?

No deal yet for David Cameron at EU Summit

For the last two days, David Cameron has been working hard to negotiate on behalf of the UK to gain a better deal to remain within the European Union. This has been touted as the crucial summit to reach a deal for Downing Street, if they are to meet their preferred referendum date of 23rd … Continue reading No deal yet for David Cameron at EU Summit

To Brexit or not to Brexit?

That is the question on everyone's minds this week. The developments in the negotiations for a UK deal with the EU has dominated the political headlines over the past 7 days, leaving little else in the spotlight. 2nd February The main story of the day was of course the unveiling of the UK's draft deal … Continue reading To Brexit or not to Brexit?

LEAVE leads at 45% following ‘disappointing’ developments

The most recent YouGov/The Times poll published on 4th February has a sudden increase in support for the LEAVE campaign following a disappointing response to the draft deal offered by the European Union. The full results of the poll are as follows (with the upscaled result if don't know and would not vote are excluded … Continue reading LEAVE leads at 45% following ‘disappointing’ developments

EU Referendum: The developments so far

As most people will be aware by now, the Conservatives pledged to carry out a referendum on EU membership by the end of 2017 in their Election Manifesto. After the General Election victory, the policy was outlined in the Queen's Speech and since then David Cameron and his key aids have been attempting to renegotiate the … Continue reading EU Referendum: The developments so far

The rise of Jeremy Corbyn

After the big shock election result in May, I don't think anyone expected another such political shock so soon! The rise in popularity of Jeremy Corbyn has been extraordinary to watch and whether you like him or not, it proves that democracy is still alive in the UK. Who is Jeremy Corbyn? Corbyn is a … Continue reading The rise of Jeremy Corbyn