So Theresa May has fleshed out her plans for Britain leaving the EU and becoming an independent self-governing nation. With more detail emerging...
Mrs May said during the referendum campaign that leaving the Single Market risked making the British people poorer. Certainly, leaving business interests outside of the new committee infrastructure for these negotiations - and failing to reflect the interests of employers and employees within them - risks getting the detail wrong and making us all worse off as a result.
It is a preposterous suggestion to say that the European Union is a single market. It is NOT, NEVER has been, and NEVER will be.
The single largest reason for the catastrophic failure of the ETS was the EU's inability to adapt. Unshackled from the EU and its foolish dogma, the UK will be able to formulate and manage its own climate and environmental policies.
We live in a democracy, and so democratic standards must be upheld throughout the decision-making process, no-one should fear that unless they have something to hide. I am excited about the prospect of the United Kingdom unshackled from the murky world of Trilogue and look forward to clear and transparent lawmaking.
Just like the Casey report, this report is flawed in that it completely fails to address its own cultural bias, and rather than looking at the whole picture which includes deprivation, education levels, historical ethnic divisions, collapse of industry, austerity and the populist exploitation and creation of mass immigration myths, it points the finger of blame squarely and solely, once again, to migrants - and not just new immigrants, but long established migrant and minority communities.
Could Parliament still block Brexit? The answer is undoubtedly Yes. On 3 November 2016 the High Court decided that Theresa May needs Parliament's consent before triggering Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty to leave the EU.
Way back when in 2012, before Brexit, before Trump, and before Honey G, a politics conference in Westminster Hall hosted 800 young, plucky eyed, enthu...
The primary and obvious argument against lowering the voting age is that 16 year olds are simply not sufficiently mature, or knowledgeable enough about politics, to be able to make decisions that have substantial impact on the future of the country
It's nearly three months since the idea of a national protest by and in support of migrants in the UK on Feb 20 next year went viral on social media. ...
Merry Brexmas. Who'd have thought, six months on, that we'd be as fascinated, if not more so, with Brexit as we were back in June? The newspapers are obsessed with it. Politicians go on endlessly about it. Social media throbs with it. And yet, and yet, virtually nothing of significance has actually happened. This is phony war - in the age of twitter.
We have conflicts raging around us with no end in sight, and more and more countries seem to be sliding towards authoritarian jingoism. Whereas once upon a time we could rely on a common baseline of democratic values in the so-called 'Free World', Donald Trump's election and the Brexit referendum have thrown that seeming consensus into the wind.
The Chancellor's Autumn Statement last month unmasked a series of Brexit bombshells for the Scottish and UK economies. Higher debt, higher borrowing, higher inflation and slower economic growth. And all that without even addressing the Brexit elephant in the room - the UK's membership of the Single Market. A market to which access is key to jobs and businesses across the UK.
So let us be careful about the use of words. Let us accept our differences and our disagreements. We are all motivated by what we believe is best for the people of Britain, whether we voted remain or leave. Time will tell. Assigning ulterior motives to people because they are foreign-born or of foreign origin is not fair, it is divisive and dangerous. It is not cricket.
It's not just Britain which has had a tumultuous year. I've taken a look at Ipsos' research across Europe and found 10 things which each tell us something about how 2016 felt to our European neighbours - as citizens, voters, consumers, employees ... or holidaymakers.
The country needs need Labour and Conservative MPs who will stand up against the Rule of Fear, remember their Code of Conduct, to serve the best interests of the nation first and party last, and show that they have the moral fibre and integrity to take a firm stand and stop this self -destruction of the United Kingdom.