Get thee to the polls …again

In calling a snap election Prime Minister Theresa May is out for no one but herself. She wants to consolidate her position and be able to run the Brexit negotiations as she wants rather than having to bother with these pesky elected MPs. Labour are, in public, saying “bring it on” while in private they’re… Continue reading Get thee to the polls …again

The Brexit Blog – We finally (sort of) have a plan

Prime Minister Theresa May has finally given a bit of an idea of what’s going to happen regarding Brexit and it’s even worse than many feared. It will be a hard Brexit/clean Brexit / whatever adjective is chosen today Brexit and it will not include membership of the single market. This was pretty much assured… Continue reading The Brexit Blog – We finally (sort of) have a plan

No rush for Indyref 2

Since Brexit the shouts for a second independence referendum have become louder and louder. Supporters of independence would do well to take heed of Nicola Sturgeon’s pragmatic position. Brexit does constitute the kind of change that justifies the question being asked again – the Britain Scotland voted to remain part of has changed utterly since… Continue reading No rush for Indyref 2

The Brexit blog – Boris Johnson as Foreign Secretary has to be a joke

Boris Johnston is now Britain’s most senior diplomat Yes, he will be in charge of representing Britain on the world stage, as if this country wasn’t enough of a laughing stock already. You would think that after the events of the last few weeks we would have lost our ability to be in anyway surprised… Continue reading The Brexit blog – Boris Johnson as Foreign Secretary has to be a joke

A tale of two leadership contests

It’s a sad day when Scotland can’t even be bothered celebrating the departure of David Cameron from number 10. The man himself certainly seemed in a chipper mood as he hummed to himself entering Downing Street for one of the last times as Prime Minister. Perhaps it was the relief. Plenty of folk were more… Continue reading A tale of two leadership contests

European conventions have been broken – the Brexit blog

By even agreeing to meet with Nicola Sturgeon Jean Claude Juncker and Martin Schultz have broken the convention that the EU will only engage with states. This is a huge shift and miles away from what the EU was saying prior to the 2014 referendum. This has cheered supporters of Scottish independence who claim Scotland… Continue reading European conventions have been broken – the Brexit blog

Return of the Tories – The Brexit Blog

Call off the search, the Tories have been found and returned to parliament. Well all apart from a certain Mr Boris Johnson who must be having one heck of a long game of cricket. Boris did find time to pen a column for the Telegraph in which he claimed Britain would have access to the… Continue reading Return of the Tories – The Brexit Blog