Chaos in the Continent

For a significant amount of time since the Maastricht treaty was signed in the 1990s, there had been a strong sense of unity within the European Union, especially coming from progressive governments across the continent, however this has changed rapidly since Brexit, the rise of the populist right and the role of Russia meddling in various democratic processes. All of these events have been a … Continue reading Chaos in the Continent

The End of Rajoy Could See a Seismic Shift in Spanish Politics

PSOE, the Spanish Socialist Party, have started to plan a no-confidence vote in Mariano Rajoy, the leader of the scandal ridden People’s Party. He has faced criticism for a significant amount of time and due to the political deadlock of 2015-16, he is currently leading a minority administration which makes his position even more precarious. The People’s Party have been involved in corruption scandals for … Continue reading The End of Rajoy Could See a Seismic Shift in Spanish Politics

Another Snap Election? Surely Not

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

Morgan, Soubry and the Cameroonians are not One-Nation Conservatives

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

It’s not the Economy Stupid. It’s Protectionism

Over the last three years there have been four key phenomena in the United States and the United Kingdom, these are the rise of Donald Trump, the surprising success of Bernie Sanders, Brexit and Jeremy Corbyn’s election as Labour leader. All four of these events have something in common. . . a protectionist trade policy. Much of the media talk relating to the rise of … Continue reading It’s not the Economy Stupid. It’s Protectionism

Democrats risk a 2016 re-run with the current frontrunners

The other day a new poll was released for the 2020 Democratic New Hampshire Primary, the two frontrunners were Elizabeth Warren who polled 26 per cent, while in second place it was former Vice-President, Joe Biden, on 20 per cent. If it turns out that these two end up competing for the Democratic nomination in 2020, it risks the Democrats re-running 2016. The main reason … Continue reading Democrats risk a 2016 re-run with the current frontrunners

A No-Confidence Vote would Strengthen Theresa May

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