Johnson has defined Brexit. Now it is for the opposition parties to defeat it

Only if the opposition parties accept that Boris Johnson has now defined Brexit can it unite to defeat his deal, writes Phil Syrpis (University of Bristol). Trying to redefine the terms of the deal will exasperate the public and probably end in failure. The path to remain lies in a second referendum or general election. … Read moreJohnson has defined Brexit. Now it is for the opposition parties to defeat it

Centuries on from 1381 and we peasants are still revolting against the establishment

I bet more people know the name Wat Tyler and what he did than know anything significant about Richard II’s reign – despite the fact one was a King of England and one a lowly working man at a time when the commoners had little rights and no power. I can also say confidently that … Read moreCenturies on from 1381 and we peasants are still revolting against the establishment

As I seek to replace Oliver Letwin as MP for West Dorset, I know people here want Brexit delivered – and now

Have you ever presided over a divided organisation or been responsible for chairing a very diverse and passionate group? I can tell you, that there is no better experience than to have beeen chairman of a Conservative Association during the last three years. I was 34 when I was elected chairman of West Dorset Conservatives … Read moreAs I seek to replace Oliver Letwin as MP for West Dorset, I know people here want Brexit delivered – and now

Having voted down the May deal three times, here’s why I believe Boris Johnson’s deal deserves support

Saturday’s vote on Oliver Letwin’s amendment stopped Super Saturday dead in its tracks. We had an opportunity to move on. Parliament decided to stand still. I‘m very fond of Oliver Letwin but his amendment was misguided. It withholds Commons’ approval of the Prime Minister’s deal until further laws to leave the EU have been passed. … Read moreHaving voted down the May deal three times, here’s why I believe Boris Johnson’s deal deserves support

Saturday’s antics in the House of Commons made me sick and ashamed to be an MP

I left the House of Commons on Saturday afternoon feeling sick. The treachery of many MPs in this disgraced Palace of Westminster is literally sick-making. As a former soldier, I shall not hold back from saying what I think, because I am ashamed of this determined effort to prevent our departure from the EU. And, … Read moreSaturday’s antics in the House of Commons made me sick and ashamed to be an MP

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