Articles tagged Brexit:

Telegraph Column: Four Ways to Oust a Prime Minister

  • 24 Mar 2019

This article originally appeared in the Sunday Telegraph. Theresa May has survived crisis after crisis and clings to office like a limpet. This time, though, it is difficult to see any scenario in which she survives as prime minister. When you reportedly lose the confidence...

Theresa May Is Heading For a Big Defeat - What Happens Next?

  • 12 Mar 2019

This time yesterday I published THIS blogpost, saying it was time that Theresa May realised the game was up and that she should depart the stage. A few hours later she was on her way to Strasburg and by 11pm it looked highly likely she was about to pull off the impossible and ...

Theresa May's Days Are Numbered - The Game is Up

  • 11 Mar 2019

Back in September 1992, the evening of Black Wednesday (or White Wednesday as many of us came to call it) when Britain crashed out of the Exchange Rate Mechanism, the then Prime Minister, John Major, called Kelvin Mackenzie the editor of The Sun and joshed: "Kelvin, I hope you...

Interview with the 'Brexit Comic'

  • 1 Mar 2019

Here's a somewhat bizarre interview I did with The Brexit Comic for their latest issue. Er, enjoy...   Will we be leaving the EU this year? If I knew the answer to that question, I could make a lot of money. My gut feeling is that the government is going to have to in...

How Labour's 'People's Vote' Decision Was Made

  • 26 Feb 2019

Imagine the scenes in the Opposition Leader's office yesterday morning... I have... JC: "Christ Seumas, this PLP meeting tonight is going to be pretty awful. They're going to monster me about the Zionists." SM: "I always think in these circumstances about what Stalin wou...

What does the Defection of Three Tory MPs Mean?

  • 20 Feb 2019

Last night I thought about writing an article about the most likely Conservative MPs to defect. Then I read a piece mentioning the three I was going to name, so then I thought, sod it, going to bed is a more attractive option.  Then, hey presto, the three I was going to nam...

Is Geoffrey Cox the Man to Save Brexit?

  • 20 Feb 2019

Over the last few weeks it has appeared impossible for anyone to find a way through the Brexit morass. Plan after plan is put forward and then dropped. The EU appears to be at its most intransigent. Theresa May at her most obdurate, failing to recognise the real pickle she's i...

The Real Brexit Lies and Distortions & Why Honda's Decision Is Not Down to Brexit

  • 19 Feb 2019

The announcement of the closure in 2021 of the Honda plant in Swindon is a disaster for the town. More than 3,000 people will lose their jobs and no doubt that figure will increase in the wider area through the supply chain.  Honda has this morning been explaining why t...

If Collective Responsibility & Ministerial Discipline Aren't Restored This Government Is Finished

  • 17 Feb 2019

A few weeks ago it was reported that a senior Remain supporting Cabinet Minister had told journalists to expect 40 ministerial resignations if the Government didn't allow them to support Yvette Cooper's amendment ruling out a 'no deal' Brexit. In the event, there wasn't a sing...

Politico Column: In Which I Review 14 Brexit Podcasts

  • 11 Feb 2019

This column was written for Politico. We're told that people are bored of Brexit. So you might think there would not be much of market for Brexit-based podcasts. You’d be wrong. In fact, a burgeoning podcasting scene has grown up around analyzing and dissecting Britai...