Politics as we know it is at something of a crossroads. Brexit has thoroughly eroded confidence in the UK’s two-party system, with no clear majorities being found for either Labour or the Conservatives at the last general election. Additionally, the … Continue reading Finding Tory – What’s Gone Wrong With The Conservative Party?
Look, I’m going to be honest. When I started Between the Lines, Brexit was all that anyone could talk about. Impending doom, Boris for PM, Britain as we know it being wiped off the map… All of this hyperbole was … Continue reading Normal Transmission Will Resume
Well, the Easter choccy has run out, we’ve all put on half a stone and feel terrible about ourselves, but at least the country doesn’t seem to be quite as close to the apocalypse as it did a few weeks … Continue reading Weekly Wrap-Up, 19/04 – 25/04
Well, I did say that with the extension to Article 50 the Brexit process would lose some immediacy, and boy oh boy has it done just that. It feels odd to be reporting on UK politics without mentioning a rebellion, … Continue reading Techy Tezza Sino-Spies?
Well, yesterday was a bit odd. It had the feeling of MPs being shipped off back to boarding school by their adoring parents (“Bye, darling, see you in 4 months! Good luck with your Brexit coursework!“), but the last time … Continue reading Back 2 Skool
Between the Lines was profoundly saddened by the horrific attacks in Sri Lanka over the Easter weekend. In times like these it can be hard to find humour, but find it we must. Our thoughts are with all those affected. … Continue reading Here We Go Again
I passionately believe in the concept of democracy. At its core, democracy means that power lies with the people, not their rulers. Alternatives like authoritarianism, communism or anarchism are, at their best, not too great at protecting the civil liberties … Continue reading Why Voting Is Pointless (Well… Sort Of)
As we wait for MPs to get back from their holibobs, with only the depressingly common stories of antisemitism within the Labour Party and far-right headbanging from within the Conservative Party to keep us company in the meantime, it’s worth … Continue reading Changing Of The Guard? – European Parliamentary Elections Explained
At the time of writing, it is almost inevitable that the UK is going to have to hold elections for the European Parliament. Three years after the 2016 referendum, we have so demonstrably failed to leave the EU that we … Continue reading The Idiot’s Guide To The EU
Having pumped out an article a day for the last few weeks, this writer took the weekend off. In all honesty, I didn’t think about Brexit once, and it reminded me of a simpler, happier time. Once MPs come back … Continue reading Jules “F*ck The Rules” Assange