The reason why today’s article is slightly later than the usual mid-day is that I have been desperately trying to find some kind of positive out of yesterday’s debate. In an unedifying, confused and vitriolic hour, we learned nothing about … Continue reading Tory Mass Debaters, Pt. 2 – Furiously Mass Debating
It’s a strange kind of race where the frontrunner hasn’t even started until two days in, but that is where we find ourselves in the Tory leadership race. Boris Johnson, at long last, launched his campaign with a speech given … Continue reading BoJo’s Salvo
Earlier this morning, Theresa May announced that she will resign as Prime Minister on the 7th of June. And I really don’t know how to feel about it. Her speech has been widely praised for being both magnanimous and defiant … Continue reading The End Of The Road
Is anyone surprised? As I have constantly predicted against a succession of sensationalised media stories, Theresa May refused to step down from power yesterday. Instead, she is going to remain in place until she has finally overseen the outcome of these … Continue reading Four More Months! Four More Months!
The People’s Vote campaign has been simmering away under the bonnet of Brexit since the referendum result was announced, all the way back in 2016. The million-strong march through London in favour of a second referendum demonstrated the amount of … Continue reading RE: Referendum
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?
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
On Thursday the 11th of April, all of the UK’s MPs broke up for their Easter holibobs. They won’t return to sit in Parliament until the 23rd, and although some work (particularly Brexit-related) will continue over this period, the majority … Continue reading “…And Breathe.” – A Reflection On 2019 So Far And What Comes Next
Hey there, friend. We need to talk. Breaking from the usual, simplified version of the news that Between the Lines usually does on mornings like this, I’m here to talk to you about the media. You might have heard a … Continue reading Media and EUdia