From the blog of the University of Liverpool academic: his detailed breakdown of the contest.
Posts Tagged: Eurosceptics
Six of the seven constituencies in the new tranche voted Leave in the referendum.
They range from Midlothian to South East Cornwall, from Rochester to Clwyd South.
Like it or not, the choice has shifted away from ‘Deal or No Deal’ towards ‘Deal or No Brexit’. It’s better to fight against a bad deal outside the EU than to Remain.
Despite obvious points of disagreement, the AGM remained a “civilised and constructive” affair in which the Business Secretary sought to reassure his activists.
I expected a Leave victory to be a profound shock and challenge to politicians. They have struggled to adapt even more than I anticipated.
Extension would be a breach of promise, but it offers advantages which the Prime Minister’s vassal arrangement does not.
It rarely worked for the Conservatives when they tried to out-UKIP UKIP.
The Moggcast. He is “very concerned” delaying Brexit would allow “Tommy Robinson to win the European elections”.
“I don’t think a new Farage Party will be where the votes go.” Plus, Rees-Mogg’s view on Corbyn and May’s letters, and Tusk’s “confused” theology.
Will fans of the EU establishment be quite so keen on unaccountable, centralised institutions when their opponents start appointing commissioners?
WATCH: Tusk says there is “a special place in hell” for “those who promoted Brexit without even a sketch of a plan”
The President of the European Council appears to have been taking charm and diplomacy lessons from Andrew Adonis and AC Grayling.
Henry Newman: Beyond Malthouse. Which compromises would be feasible and acceptable to secure a deal?
It is still possible to find a landing zone that would be acceptable for the EU and to Eurosceptics.
He talks Brady, Norway, prorogation, and postponing Article 50, and explains why the ERG is “not a fourth party”. Plus: does the Queen listen to the Moggcast?
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.
Ironically, a major reason the UK joined the EEC – a club of former colonial powers – was the hope of preserving imperial clout.