In a short piece for the New Statesman, Stephen Bush beautifully sums up the biggest problem for the Tories and their ideology of austerity - if they want to keep going the only people left to take from are their own base, so now what? https://www.newstatesman.com/politics/economy/2018/04/conservatives-austerity-problem-isn-t-corbyn-it-s-cameron
Brexit: What is Today’s Agreement All About?
We now have an agreed implementation period - so what does that mean please? The New Statesman takes us through it. https://www.newstatesman.com/politics/uk/2018/03/brexit-transition-deal-shows-eu-not-uk-has-taken-back-control
Media: Snowflakes 1 – The S*n 0
In a piece of journalism that should forever be remembered, The S*n has tried to have a pop at 'snowflakes' who hold the appalling / absolutely correct (delete as appropriate) view that Frankenstein's Monster was a victim in Mary Shelley's classic novel. It is this kind of divisive nonsense that has been damaging the social … Continue reading Media: Snowflakes 1 – The S*n 0
Brexit: May’s Latest Speech
Here Stephen Bush takes a critical look at the latest Brexit speech made by Theresa May for The Staggers column in the New Statesman. He seems to enjoy the softer approach, what do you think? https://www.newstatesman.com/politics/staggers/2018/03/theresa-may-makes-sensible-case-soft-brexit
Brexit: Global Free Trade Anyone?
When Theresa May said that any form of customs union would "betray the vote of the British people", what did she mean - and is she right? Quick answer: Nonsense - and no. https://www.newstatesman.com/politics/uk/2018/03/theresa-mays-claim-eu-customs-union-would-betray-british-people-isnt-credible
Jeremy Corbyn: Why Is He Doing It?
In a piece by Stephen Bush for the New Statesman he takes a look at what is driving Jeremy Corbyn - an ambition to lead the country to a better place! https://www.newstatesman.com/politics/uk/2018/03/who-really-controlling-corbyn-no-one-what-s-driving-him
Economy: Budget 2017 Predictions
The New Statesman has predictions and rumours regarding what we can expect to hear from Philip Hammond later today. In brief, they suggest it will contain: 300,00 new homes per annum A poor economic forecast Driverless cars A rise in diesel fuel duty Railcards for those aged 26-30 A budget for Brexit A freeze on … Continue reading Economy: Budget 2017 Predictions
Brexit: The Plot to Stop It
An in depth, and interesting, article from George Eaton at the New Statesman https://www.newstatesman.com/politics/brexit/2017/11/plot-stop-brexit
Brexit: The Die is not Cast Irretrievably
Lord Kerr, a man who helped draft the now infamous Article 50, has written in the New Statesman regarding how Brexit can still be stopped. He should know. https://www.newstatesman.com/politics/brexit/2017/11/i-wrote-article-50-and-i-know-government-can-reverse-brexit-if-it-wants
Economy: Remember the Energy Price Cap?
Rebecca Long Bailey MP (Salford & Eccles - Lab) certainly hasn't forgotten about it and has written in today's New Statesman about the government's pledge and subsequent dropping of the Energy Price Cap. https://www.newstatesman.com/politics/energy/2017/11/governments-energy-price-cap-load-hot-air