The stability of the Brexit shambles

I wrote on many occasions during the Brexit process that the initial referendum was really an invitation from David Cameron for the British public to become embroiled in a largely internal Tory Party battle. The public duly obliged by siding with either Leave or Remain. Leave wasn’t the result Cameron expected. A general election and

Whatever the outcome of the present chaos, the far right will grow and we need to oppose them

Parliamentary chaos and the looming No Deal Brexit have emboldened the far right. Whether it means marches, street violence or more directed and extremist acts, the next few months will almost certainly see an uptick in far-right activity. Although relatively small numbers of far right activists have counterprotested the #stopthecoup demonstrations so far, these small

Johnson Prorogues Parliament: A Very British Coup?

Johnson has prorogued parliament, stripping parliamentary oversight at a key moment in order to force through his damaging no-deal Brexit plan. People across the country are responding to this with anger, and rightly so, it is an affront to the notion of British democracy that our legislature should be suspended at a point like this,

Notes on the Brexit Party, UKIP and the European elections

The Brexit Party and UKIP In the wake of the European Elections UKIP’s place in UK politics seems increasingly precarious. A combination of missteps, toying with the far-right, and over reliance on Farage’s personality have left them bereft – can the Brexit Party fill this vacuum? The abysmal results of the European elections exposed UKIP’s

We live under a box set regime

“Do you remember a few months ago when the government losing a vote was a really big deal?” That’s what a close friend said to me after the latest “unprecedented” parliamentary shenanigans. Since last summer we’ve become so used to cabinet resignations and the government losing votes that the word unprecedented is a little over-used.

The Tories After May

It’s not unusual for a party leader to resign the day after an election. For a party leader to be forced out of office by their own supporters after the polls have closed but before the results are in is a little more unusual. When Theresa May announced her resignation from Downing Street on Friday

Brexit and Migrant Women: What Does the Future Hold?

With Brexit still a very much undecided concept, and a second referendum, no-deal and Theresa May’s withdrawal agreement still very much on the table, it remains an uncertain time for many communities in the UK. Several mainstream media outlets have commented on the impact new immigration proposals will have upon various factions of Britain –