If there is one word to describe British politics in it’s current state, it has to be volatile. Nearly anywhere you look, there is conflict, dispute and utter chaos. One thing that is unique is that all of the major parties have leaders who are either in a weak, or in some cases a precarious position. It really isn’t hard to imagine all of the … Continue reading It’s Not Hard to Envisage All the Main Parties Having a Leadership Election Over the Next Few Months
Amid the chaos that has been engulfing Westminster since the cabinet’s outing at Chequers last week, there has been wide speculation over the future of the Prime Minister, Theresa May. Much of this speculation is based around a theory that she will lose a no-confidence vote, once 48 letters have been sent to the Chairman of the 1922 Committee, Sir Graham Brady, however as it … Continue reading The Chequers Deal Will Be The Prime Minister’s Downfall
Yesterday the Sunday Times reported that there is speculation around a possible Snap election this Autumn. Even though this is highly unlikely in the current climate, it is quite easy to see how we could fall into another General Election pretty soon. The main reason why this could happen is because of a no-confidence vote in the government. Many Brexiters on the backbenches have been … Continue reading Another Snap Election? Surely Not
One of the most overused terms within the Tory ranks is that of “One-Nation”, nearly every prominent Conservative whether it be the Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, or Iain Duncan Smith use the term to describe their own ideology and form of conservatism. However amongst Cameroonians, such as Anna Soubry or Nicky Morgan, the term is used to describe them. . . but in reality this … Continue reading Morgan, Soubry and the Cameroonians are not One-Nation Conservatives
The other day it was announced that an upcoming parliamentary vote on the Customs Union, would not be a confidence vote in the government. However, if Theresa May were to face a no-confidence motion within her own party, it would likely strengthen her position as leader of the Conservative Party. Whatever her Brexit position ends up being, the Prime Minister will ultimately alienate a wing … Continue reading A No-Confidence Vote would Strengthen Theresa May
Over the last month or so, we have witnessed a Russian poisoning incident, a data protection scandal with Cambridge Analytica and the role of Facebook, a Labour party grappling with anti-Semitism and a rapid increase in violent crime in the Capital. All of these issues fall under the realm of the Home Office, however the Home Secretary is nowhere to be seen, so where exactly … Continue reading Where is Amber Rudd?
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