The absolute state of the Union

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The State of the Union is generally taken to be the annual reflection on the political, economic and social landscape in the USA, delivered every January to Congress by the incumbent president. But I am going to commandeer the term… Read moreThe absolute state of the Union

The Teflon Man of British Politics

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Rightly or wrongly, people in the public eye, be they politicians, sports stars, musicians, actors, are held to higher standards than the rest of us mere mortals. Their every move, every utterance, every tweet or Instagram is scrutinised in forensic… Read moreThe Teflon Man of British Politics

Final Brexit Deal: Parliament Reigns Supreme. Except When It Doesn’t.

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  As Britain’s race to the cliff edge continues, and time rapidly passes by in negotiations with the European Union, the Brexit Secretary yesterday informed Parliament that it would, after all, have a vote on the final Brexit deal between… Read moreFinal Brexit Deal: Parliament Reigns Supreme. Except When It Doesn’t.

Conservative Leadership Contest Starts Here

The first rumblings of a Conservative leadership challenge have been detected around Westminster this weekend. In a BBC interview on The Andrew Marr Show, Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond, claimed that cabinet colleagues were “briefing against” him because they… Read moreConservative Leadership Contest Starts Here

Tears – of a Clown

So, she is human! Theresa May, more awkward, hapless and robotic than C-3PO, has claimed in an interview that she “shed a little tear” on the night of the General Election as the exit poll confirmed her worst fears –… Read moreTears – of a Clown