Philip Hammond is having a gloomy day. For the past month he's hardly been out of his office. He's been pacing up and down pulling his own hair out as...
It's an old adage - 'actions speak louder than words'. In politics, as in life, the government should be judged on what it actually does, not what its...
The events of the Brexit court case on the 3rd November have somehow cast more uncertainty into the most uncertain political situation in the UK in recent memory. Even before the ruling, the country lay in a state of political limbo. An environment where countless young people felt let down or angry.
To listen to some Brexit leaders and supporters, reacting to the High Court judgement on Parliament having a say on Article 50, is to imagine that the law and democracy in this country stopped the second the EU referendum vote was done.
If the government cares about fulfilling the will of the British people, and having a genuinely decent and well-functioning scrutinising chamber, It's time for a fairly elected upper house.
On Thursday, the High Court ruled that Parliament must vote on whether Article 50 should be triggered, much to the dismay of the government and many leave campaigners. Newspapers have been full of sensationalised claims calling the ruling a disgrace and 'elitist', yet what most journalists fail to understand is that this was not a judgment on Brexit, but a ruling on Parliamentary Sovereignty.
Like 48% of the British people who voted in the referendum on European Union (EU) membership last June, I wanted the UK to remain in the EU. However, 52% of those who voted wanted to leave. I respect the democracy that exists in our nation and so I was prepared to watch as the UK left the European project.
We live in dangerous times. And only the left, reunited and reinvigorated, with a clear plan on how it can genuinely improve the lives of those left behind by globalisation, can save us.
For any democracy to work the rules have to be clear. They also have to be abided by. The support of a non-binding referendum is not enough to override the existing constitution.
The events of last Thursday have somehow cast more uncertainty into the most uncertain political situation in the UK in recent memory. Even before the ruling, the country lay in a state of political limbo. An environment where countless young people felt let down or angry.
Unilever said it and Tesco said it and Nestle said it: prices are going to go up. Tesco is the biggest retailer in the land, Unilever and Nestle are two of the biggest food companies on earth. These companies are packed with experts in possession of facts but we are no longer interested in experts and facts.
We have to leave the EU - but we don't actually have to do it in such a damaging way as these people appear to want. It will all be about how we negotiate our exit - what the new relationship with the EU will be.
The phoney peace is over. When Theresa May assumed the prime ministership, one of the first trips - not for now a foreign visit - she made was to Edi...
"The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter." Winston Churchill's words couldn't be more diametrically...
The question what does Brexit mean, is certainty hot news at the moment, but what does Brexit actually mean? Does it mean that Mrs May is using the word to follow the saying simplicity is key? Does it mean that we are actually leaving the European Union? Or does it mean that May has no idea what is happening and is using repetition as a way to keep the leave side relatively happy?
What kind of pluralist liberal democracy do we now live in, when the right-wing press wants to silence the 16million people who voted Remain for simply expressing doubts about how things are heading.