Not-Particularly-Meaningful Vote

Well, last night was something of a damp squib, as was to be expected. As I sat watching BBC Parliament and praying that it was all done and dusted before the start of the Chelsea/Tottenham game, I realised that a) everything was going as expected and b) I’ve now taken to watching BBC Parliament over…

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There’s a Storm a-Brewin’

Since the meaningful vote in January, we’ve had some relative respite from the never-ending tumult of Brexit. While the threat of no-deal still loomed over us like a policeman who’s caught you drinking when you’re 15 (I’m still scarred from that experience), there were scant few headlines of any real importance. There were a few…

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No News is Bad News

I usually hate reading about stories that have been written because of the lack of a story. For example.: “NO UPDATES FROM PARLIAMENT” Or, “MEGHAN REMAINS TIGHT-LIPPED ABOUT BABY NAMES” Or even, “RAHEEM STERLING SEEN IN ASDA, EVERYONE LOSES MINDS FOR SOME REASON.” However, over the weekend, Theresa May gave us a no-news news story…

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Weekly Wrap-Up

It’s been quite a week in British politics. Well, sort of. More pertinently, it may end up being quite a week in British politics, but we don’t really know for sure yet. The formation of The Independent Group (the members of which are now, entertainingly, being referred to as TIGGERS) could prove to be the…

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Elderly Red-Faced Gits – Just Who Are the ERG?

For what seems like a lifetime, we have read headlines time and again that ‘Theresa May tries to appease the ERG,’ or ‘The ERG announces that they will never support the backstop,’ or ‘ERG elect to drive Britain over the No-Deal cliff-edge, book champagne-party in Kensington mansion for March 30th.’ So if they have that…

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Chuka-n It All In

So. Interesting times. While 8 MPs may not seem like much, they may well prove to be the first trickle of hope that made its way through the compacted u-bend of British politics in quite some time. The small group of tearaways, the rebellious teenagers running away from their (admittedly pretty broken) home, are chasing…

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