EU and Me

I started this blog on the fifteenth of January, 2019. My first article was published at the height of the crippling indecision that was eradicating faith in our democracy. Long story short, it was an utter shit show. Theresa May had been to Brussels, negotiated a “Brexit deal” to some degree, but had no majority…

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T-MINUS TEN : Brexit Bill Passes Parliament

And there it is. Yesterday, MPs passed the Withdrawal Agreement Bill (or WAB, a WABsolutely brilliant acronym built for satirists). This is the same Bill that Theresa May failed to pass three times through the House. This time, there was never any doubt. Johnson’s swinging majority bismarcked Brexit into British law. As Jozzle Bonkz himself…

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WABSOLUTE CERTAINTY – Brexit Bill Passed, Here Comes The Fun Part

And, with the smallest of whimpers of protest, that was that. Brexit, it is confirmed, is happening on the 31st of January. With Johnson’s huge, throbbing electoral majority, Brexit was always going to pass through Parliament. That’s what the General Election was, after all – the Tories seeking a mandate for Brexit. And my goodness…

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HINDSIGHT IS 2020 – We’re Back, Baby

I was stood four feet away from the Liberal Democrats’ campaign director as the exit poll was announced. The language used wasn’t what you’d normally associate with the soft, fuzzy, sandal-wearing Lib Dems. Yes, dear reader, this general election was to politics what the Cats film has been to culture. And I am truly sorry…

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SUFFER FOR YOUR SUFFRAGE : Why Voting Is Vital, Despite The Misery

Hello everyone. For one night only, I’m back. Well, that’s not strictly true. As of next Tuesday, I’ll be on hand to analyse, scrutinise and satirise all that comes after this waking nightmare of an election. But here’s the kicker – we really don’t know what comes next. Large swathes of the media would have…

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PURDAH LIKE IT’S 1999 : An Announcement

Hello BTLers. It’s been a little while, I know. Since last we spoke, the election train has chucked a load of coal in the engine, released the brakes, and is now slowly starting to chug out of the station. We’ve seen the opening salvos of what seems destined to be a vicious few weeks, with…

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Weekly Wrap-Up : CRUNCH TIME

Apologies for being misleading, but there’s no real weekly wrap-up this week. The reason for this is that anything I tell you now is pure speculation. Yes, I know, speculation is basically what keeps this website afloat, but this is different. Tomorrow, Saturday the 19th, will be the day that decides Brexit, one way or…

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BEYOND THE PALE : A Bad Day For Brexit, But Hope For The Future

Yesterday was like watching politics through a fairground mirror. While normality, and sensibility, reigned out the outside, proceedings were bizarrely distorted through the looking-glass. Boris Johnson gave his keynote speech at the Conservative Party conference and, in all credit to him, was far better than he’s been over the last few weeks. Watching him yesterday,…

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KNACKERED JOHNSON : Why The Tory Conference Is Irrelevant

The Tory Party Conference is currently in full swing, and you can imagine what it’s like. A room full of crackpot old farts falling asleep to dismal speeches given by sub-par Ministers, Parliamentarians and commentators. You can imagine it is like this, because all party conferences are like this. Labour’s one last week was an…

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ACCIDENTAL ELECTION: Not Boris’ Fault He Finds Lying So Sexy

Right. So. I had every plan of writing a blog this evening (Monday night, to give you a glimpse the glamour of behind the scenes) that was going to outline this week. Tuesday would be mental. Parliament might be so furious with BoJo that they might change the law. In a day, when it usually…

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