Theresa May is likely to be the next Merkel, the similarities between the two are uncanny

Upon becoming Prime Minister in 2016, as well as during her time as Home Secretary, there have been many comparisons in the press between Theresa May and Angela Merkel. However, most of these comparisons are more superficial, focussing on how they are both women for example, all of which is interesting but when it comes to actual politics has little significance. Ahead of the 2005 … Continue reading Theresa May is likely to be the next Merkel, the similarities between the two are uncanny

A Division is Emerging within Corbynism

The sacking of Owen Smith, shows how Jeremy Corbyn now has full control and authority over the Labour Party, something that did not seem possible even a year ago. However, a division is emerging, not only within the Labour Party, but within its Corbynite Wing. This split is between the Bennites and Momentum-backers. Those who are seen to be more Bennite are usually older backers … Continue reading A Division is Emerging within Corbynism

Europe’s Nightmare Coalition is Starting to Take Shape

The European Union was ready . . . they had finally prepared to handle the populist surge that had been sweeping the continent since the Brexit vote in 2016, they were ready for a Berlusconi led-coalition, with a former EU Parliament president, becoming Prime Minister. This plan was utterly shattered once the exit polls were released after the vote earlier this month. Out of all … Continue reading Europe’s Nightmare Coalition is Starting to Take Shape

Theresa May has reclaimed the narrative over the Russian poising incident

Harold MacMillan famously said “events, dear boy, events” and this has been reflected over the years, Margaret Thatcher during and after the Falklands War and George W. Bush in the wake of 9/11 are both examples of leaders being able to tailor events to steady, and grow, their support. Theresa May, prior to her election disaster, was also able to tailor events and to control … Continue reading Theresa May has reclaimed the narrative over the Russian poising incident

Amy Klobuchar will be the 2020 Election’s Dark Horse

In the wake of Donald Trump’s surprise victory in November 2016, the talk immediately went to whom from the Democratic Party will challenge him in 2020. We are now only about a year away from the first names to officially declare, and some are already on manoeuvres — see Kirsten Gillibrand’s believing that Bill Clinton should have been impeached, Elizabeth Warren making donations to the … Continue reading Amy Klobuchar will be the 2020 Election’s Dark Horse