Brexit Stage Left – What happens when the curtain falls on Brexit?

It is widely accepted that Brexit has decimated the norms of the UK’s political system, whatever the eventual outcome. It has exposed not just the flaws of our system of government, but also the deep divide across the electorate. By introducing the direct democracy of a referendum into a representative system, Brexit has eroded faith…

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Strike One – Swing and a Miss

In baseball, softball or rounders, when you are batting you get three attempts to strike a good, pitched ball. If you swing three times without contact, you strike out. The UK faced its first pitch last night. If we had connected with the ball, we could have either smashed it out of the park and…

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Amendmental – Today’s Amendments Vote Made Simple

And for all of the fun of the last few weeks, we’re now back into some real nitty gritty around Brexit. Joy of joys. The amount of detail about what is going on is almost mind-bending, so I’m going to do my best to break it down for you because some of the repercussions from…

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So Now What?

Brexit has been dominating our airwaves for what feels like eternity. Just as it feels as though we’re starting to get to grips with one (usually catastrophic) event, another rears its ugly head to bamboozle us even more. Over the last seven days alone, we have seen Theresa May’s hard-fought deal for exiting the EU…

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Rue Britannia.

‘MMMMNNNNEEEEEEUUUUUURRRRRGHHGHHH.’ And so, with the wearied, defeated and yet somehow inevitable sigh of the liberals, thus ends around sixty years’ worth of political dialogue. Barring an upset the likes of which British politics hasn’t seen since a certain porcine potentate told the entire Catholic religion to do one ‘coz he fancied another bird, today marks…

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