Brexit is going to get someone else killed
The Brexit debates are becoming increasingly violent in tone. Without clear leadership, it seems inevitable that someone is going to get hurt – or killed
Jeremy Corbyn finally takes action. Sort of.
After months of being absent in opposition, Jeremy Corbyn has finally made a move. Sadly, his entire attempt to out manoeuvre Theresa May was doomed.
My Brexit letter to Richard Harrington, MP
I have asked my MP to consider my views when he votes in the upcoming parliamentary debate on the EU widthdrawal agreement.
Welcome / not welcome to the UK
After a week of moving effortlessly amongst EU states (and even Russia), we returned to the UK. Then we collided head-on with the Hostile Environment.
Korea is worthy of a Nobel Peace Prize
There’s no doubt something is happening on the Korean Peninsula. In a little over a year the region has seen mass protests that brought down a President in the South to missiles flying over Japan from the North to the leaders of both nations walking hand-in-hand and promises of disarmament. Now there is even talk […]
Hostility is spreading in politics
Much has been made of the “hostile environment” being created for immigrants to the UK. The aim is to make it “unpleasant” for immigrants to this country in the hope they’ll want to “go home”. It’s led to some appalling decisions affecting people who have lived in and contributed to this society for most of […]
Donald Trump and Britain First. Words just fail me.
I’ve pretty much shut Trump out of my feeds because he’s become largely irrelevant – but today’s support for Britain First’s narrative hit a nerve. I get the US has it’s first amendment and culture of “freedom of speech”. It’s not something we enjoy in the UK, but there you go. But Trump isn’t a […]
A General Election has been called and here’s my prediction
After promising there wouldn’t be a General Election before Brexit took effect and apparently ignoring the “5 year term” for UK Parliaments, our current leader Theresa May has decided to “go to the country”. It’s an important step for her as one of the key criticisms facing her Government is they have no electoral mandate […]
History tells us the decline of The Left is inevitable
The Left of politics is in retreat. Battered by right wing popularism, left leaning movements are finding it harder for their voice to be heard.
A few moments of hope
Theresa May has become the new Prime Minister and while I’d argue she doesn’t have a mandate from the people of the UK in any way shape or form to be so, I guess she’s what we’re going to have to put up with for a bit. The team she’s assembling around her looks interesting […]
The EU must change if another Brexit is to be avoided
There are some fundamental changes required in the European Union if another popularist movement isn’t to force another country out of the bloc.