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

Equality & Respect – A Thing of the Past?

‘Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose’ as the saying goes – the more things change, the more they stay the same. In the 21st century, a time when we think that we, as a society, are enlightened, tolerant… Read moreEquality & Respect – A Thing of the Past?

Trump Puts Britain First

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  I really, really want to stop posting about Donald Trump. Despite his penchant for putting his foot in it on an almost daily basis and delivering manna from heaven for any writer, it’s getting a little tiresome hearing his… Read moreTrump Puts Britain First

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