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 –

Britain After Brexit

Jon Bigger writes on the likely scene awaiting us and the UK’s decline as a world power – with or without the EU. It looks like Brexit might be delayed for a few months to allow more time for Theresa May to continue the best negotiations anyone has ever seen. May is the expert at

The Myth of a left wing Brexit

Brexit may have sections of the UK’s ruling elite at each other’s throat but it should be clear to everyone by now that while there will be winners and losers in that battle, the situation for the vast majority of us will continue to get worse. The European Union is a gigantic, undemocratic experiment in