Labour has forgotten its eurosceptic heritage and left the working classes behind

Labour’s autumn political broadcast Our Town told viewers “we lost control” and “we’ve been sold short by a political and economic system that has been unchallenged for far too long.” Labour’s bait-and-switch broadcast was a clear attempt to reconnect with blue-collar Leavers in marginal English seats. Yet these voters are amongst those most alienated by Labour … Read moreLabour has forgotten its eurosceptic heritage and left the working classes behind

Fundamentally nothing has changed – my take on yesterday’s contemptuous shenanigans

Well, well, well. What a 24 hours it has been. On the one hand there’s so much to say, while on the other I am struggling to summon the words to express a whole range of feelings and emotions about yesterday’s events at Westminster: bemusement, anger, disappointment, confusion and, dare I say it, contempt. Yesterday … Read moreFundamentally nothing has changed – my take on yesterday’s contemptuous shenanigans

Taking back control: how EU citizens are slowly gaining power

Transfer of power to Brussels may weaken member states, but it empowers citizens – it is a pity EU citizens do not know their own power, writes Caroline de Gruyter (European Council on Foreign Relations). The news site Politico Europe recently produced one of many inevitable end-of-year rankings, “The women who shape Brussels – class … Read moreTaking back control: how EU citizens are slowly gaining power

Here’s how to solve the Irish border issue and make the Withdrawal Agreement acceptable

It is now clear that there is very little support in Parliament for the Prime Minister’s Withdrawal Agreement. The most important objection is the so-called Irish backstop in Protocol 9 which essentially keeps Northern Ireland in the EU indefinitely and binds the UK into a customs union from which there is no release unless the … Read moreHere’s how to solve the Irish border issue and make the Withdrawal Agreement acceptable

No-confidence vote may help May overcome her domestic opposition

Benjamin Martill argues the no-confidence vote brought by Tory backbenchers may help Theresa May overcome some of her domestic opposition, although the barriers to the withdrawal agreement passing Parliament will remain high: the EU will not reopen negotiations and the parliamentary arithmetic is still unlikely to add up. Theresa May had looked all but certain … Read moreNo-confidence vote may help May overcome her domestic opposition

Judicial review and secondary legislation: What power does the court have to fix broken legislation?

In the fourth post in our Public Law team’s blog series, Emily Carter examines the powers of the court to review the hundreds of pieces of secondary legislation being swiftly created in preparation for Brexit. Original source: https://www.kingsleynapley.co.uk/insights/blogs/brexit-blog/judicial-review-and-secondary-legislation-what-power-does-the-court-have-to-fix-broken-legislation

The EU is humiliating the UK as Theresa May is left to beg for help in Brussels

I can’t prove it because all the big beasts who flocked to Brussels to do their country down have kept their dealings secret – but all the circumstantial evidence points to a cunning plot to frustrate Brexit, humiliate Britain and negate the wishes of the British people. Here’s how: First, discredit the referendum as the … Read moreThe EU is humiliating the UK as Theresa May is left to beg for help in Brussels

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