The Brexit Party has repositioned, is selling something new, but its primary role continues to be to generate election turnout

No one can deny that since Monday, when Nigel Farage dropped all previous objections to the Tories’ Withdrawal Agreement (or Article 50 treaty with the EU), the Brexit Party has taken a different tack in its campaigning. The redirection is pretty much encapsulated by a Farage tweet published the following day: I put country before party yesterday More...

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By P W Laurie On Wednesday, October 16th, 2019

On the eve of British forever-EU undeadness, Bulgaria provides an object lesson

There’s a scene in the first Steptoe and Son movie where Albert, caught ill in Spain while on Harold’s honeymoon, says he wants to go home where he can be seen by a British doctor. When Harold points out that More...

By P W Laurie On Thursday, October 3rd, 2019

Now the fight to leave the EU really starts

The Tory Executive has tweaked the Article 50 treaty in one place, and now there are positive noises from the EU. Michel Barnier (the EU’s Chief Negotiator), for example: “There is progress”. Jean-Claude Juncker More...

By P W Laurie On Wednesday, September 25th, 2019

UK Government shows willing to sacrifice justice system in pursuit of Fake Brexit – likely to continue beyond October 31st

The less said about Boris Johnson’s prorogation the better: it was always intended as theatre. It’s not about one side of the political aisle frustrating another – it’s about bamboozling the public.  More...

By P W Laurie On Saturday, August 3rd, 2019

At Brecon and Radnorshire by-election, least voter participation since 1922; Remain extremists gaslight a nation

After the Brecon and Radnorshire by-election, which came about under circumstances more implausible than those which generated the recent same such vote in Peterborough, the elephant in the room of interpretive More...

By P W Laurie On Saturday, June 1st, 2019

Brexit Party (versus the Lib Dems) as new device in continuing project to obtain Fake Brexit

After the European vote, there is talk of the Brexit Party being capable of pulling off a coup in a general election, but we have been here before. In 2014, UKIP sent a lot of credible people (on the surface) to More...

By P W Laurie On Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019

Summary: voting in the European election is a dumb thing to do if you want Britain to leave the EU

The European election [to return representatives to the European Parliament] is being held in Britain tomorrow. It is the poll that never should have been, because the country should have left the EU on the 29th More...

By P W Laurie On Wednesday, May 1st, 2019

European elections or that Labour-Tory compromise – or both? The relentess promotion of Farage, whichever

YouGov has published another opinion poll on voting intention for the EU elections. The commission came from Hope Not Hate, which does apparently use the services of YouGov regularly for its own nefarious purposes More...

By P W Laurie On Saturday, March 30th, 2019

Government crosses line in sand; sheep must learn new mantra, men must dispense retribution

It has to be said, on a day where there has supposed to have been a “Brexit betrayal”, the country is in a much better position than the author has all along predicted it would be. That being said, the 29th More...

By P W Laurie On Thursday, March 14th, 2019

The “no-deal Brexit vote”: another trick to engineer acceptance of the Article 50 deal

Confusion about Brexit abounds, when it is all quite simple. The UK Government wants to install, permanently, a raft of EU legislation upon the British statute books. In order to do this, a device is required to More...