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Posts Tagged: England
James Frayne: The angry stereotype of Leave voters was false – but blocking Brexit risks making it true
Last week’s Question Time audience in Derby delivered a warning shot when they cheered the prospect of No Deal.
Specifically for anti-Brexit politicians, the path to creating such a party lies firmly on what we think of as the Left;
The UK “will leave the European Union. We will then begin a new chapter in our national life.” May’s letter – full text
“I will be campaigning with my heart and soul to win that vote and to deliver this Brexit deal, for the good of our United Kingdom and all of our people.”
Alex Morton: This week, Hammond’s Budget. Next year, the Spending Review. It must focus on gaining more growth.
The Treasury should not simply accept the growth figures given by the OBR, but seek to raise them.
Alex Hedger: Corbyn sells the pass on a second Scottish referendum. And the Coalition of Chaos stirs in its unquiet grave.
The Labour leader is ready to bargain his way to power by bidding for the support of the SNP in the event of a hung Parliament.
Alex Morton: A Commons with no majority – so no radical Conservative measures? You’ve forgotten about EVEL.
In England, the Tories have a majority of nearly 60 over all the other parties. So bring on new grammar schools – and much else.
While Lancashire is in the main in Lancashire, Wigan is both in and not in, like a Schrödinger county cat.
From Wilson to Major, and from general elections to devolution referendums, the beautiful game has played an important role for decades.
The Moggcast. “There clearly is a Brexit dividend” but “the IFS and the Bank of England carry on with Project Fear”
Rees-Mogg argues “the upskirting ban should have been a Government Bill” from the outset, not left to backbenchers. Plus: is he watching the World Cup?
New polling shows that national identity is a strong, emotive force – but also that it remains poorly-defined.
Alex Morton: A solution to Tory electoral problems in the capital. Work to make it more like the rest of England.
It’s wrong to claim that May and Brexit have brought new problems for the Conservatives in London. These were clear in 2015 under Cameron.
To me, it is clear that the UK could benefit from greater decentralisation. But, to repeat, that does not mean that new arrangements must be introduced now.
“Wide-ranging devolution from Westminster as well as Brussels”. Lidington’s Brexit and the Union speech: full text.
“This would mean a very big change to the EU Withdrawal Bill that is before Parliament and a significant step forward in these negotiations.”
Afua Hirsch recounts her inability, as a person of mixed race, to feel she truly belongs in either Britain or Ghana.