This Week in Labour; A Political Soap Opera

It’s shocking really. Shocking in the sense that actually it isn’t that shocking at all. 31% of Labour voters believe that Theresa May will make a better Prime-Minister than Jeremy Corbyn would, that is the finding of a recent YouGov poll (46% believed the opposite with the remainder not knowing). This comes just days after…

Like it or not, Theresa May is the Right Choice

So that’s it then. A leadership race that was forecasted to last almost three months has come to an end less than two weeks after it commenced with the result most people could see coming. That is not to say that it was entirely predictable though, far from it, in fact it was a contest…

A Lib-Dem/Labour Alliance Could be just what we need

Opportunity often comes from the depths of crises and a crisis is very much what British politics is in at the moment. The Prime-Minister is leaving, the Tory leadership race is more fraught with treachery than a Game of Thrones plotline and nobody seems able to outline a post-Brexit plan for the country. So it…

‘The Public have had Enough of Experts so Vote for me, Michael Gove’

It really is enthralling. In the week when Game of Thrones’ sixth series came to a climactic end, a new-drama has started to be played out in the newspapers and bulletins of the British media. The battle for the Conservative and Labour leaderships have simultaneously commenced. A throng of understudies fight it out for a…

A New Era of Female Political Dominance

The past few days really haven’t gone well have they? At the time of writing we effectively don’t have a government, a leader of the opposition nor a shadow cabinet that is capable of outliving a mayfly. In the mean time, Boris dithers between forming self-championing cabals in his country retreat and playing cover-drives on…

What a Mess We Are In

What a mess. Even the most ardent of Brexit proponents asserted that political and economic volatility was an unavoidable consequence of Brexit but few would have predicted such a period of capriciousness as we have seen over the past few days. Britain is now effectively without a leader, without a government, without a shadow cabinet…

The Most Undemocratic Democratic Decision Ever

Finally. Finally, the whole mess of the past couple of months has come to an end. We have seen scandals, lies, rifts, family feuds and even naval warfare between Sir Bob Geldof and Nigel Farage on the River Thames. In many ways this is what the EU Referendum will come to be remembered for; outrageous…

BHS and Sports Direct are Part of a Bigger Problem in Society

The past few weeks have not been the best for the retail sector. The simultaneous inquires into BHS and Sports Direct have shown avarice, selfishness and egotism to pervasively run to the very core of the industry. More troublingly though, it has proved some of the fundamental theories behind Britain’s economic policy to be fatally…

Could the Lib-Dems be on the Brink of a Resurgence?

It is fair to say that the past few years have not been the best for the Liberal Democrats. After being King-makers at the 2010 General Election they suffered one of the worst demises in British political history in 2015, losing 49 of their 58 seats – a fall of over 85%. Vince Cable, David…

Where did it all go so Wrong for Remain?

When David Cameron announced the date for the EU Referendum on 20th of February this year, he could hardly have imagined the concept of Brexit being a real possibility. Now, less than two weeks before Britons take to the polling booths, Remain is on the ropes, feeling every effect of Leave’s incessant heavyweight jabs and…

Britain and the Political Personality Deprivation

Subtracting all the obvious political rhetoric, something which always come to the fore during the multitude of media outings which precede an election or referendum is the personalities (or perhaps lack of personalities) of the political elite. It is a stick the media persistently use to beat the likes of David Cameron and George Osborne…

Cameron’s Legacy is Well and Truly Dead in the Water

It is safe to say that this whole EU Referendum debacle has not worked out very favourably for David Cameron. His party is cataclysmically divided, cabinet members are turning against him and disquiet amongst back-benchers is becoming so loud that a party coup is becoming increasingly plausible. Arguably the most damaging feature of the last…