Politics

July 2019 Articles

Ursula von der Leyen: What kind of EU leader can the UK expect?
Ursula von der Leyen: What kind of EU leader can the UK expect?
After months of deliberation, the EU parliament has now elected a new successor to Jean-Claude Juncker, the larger than life [...]
July 17, 2019
Chris Grayling asked to explain why DfT keeps getting sued
Chris Grayling asked to explain why DfT keeps getting sued
Transport secretary Chris Grayling has said he personally wanted to fight Eurotunnel’s legal challenge against the government’s no-deal Brexit ferry [...]
July 17, 2019
Let Apollo 11 be an inspiration, mankind can achieve the impossible
Let Apollo 11 be an inspiration, mankind can achieve the impossible
Fifty years ago this week, in one of the seminal moments in the history of humanity, man landed on the [...]
July 17, 2019
DEBATE: Was Sadiq Khan right to reject  plans for the Tulip tower?
DEBATE: Was Sadiq Khan right to reject plans for the Tulip tower?
Was Sadiq Khan right to reject plans for the Tulip tower? Caroline Pidgeon, a Liberal Democrat member of the London [...]
July 17, 2019
Business bodies unite to attack post-Brexit immigration plans
Business bodies unite to attack post-Brexit immigration plans
A group of business organisations representing thousands of firms have demanded the next prime minister change proposed post-Brexit immigration plans [...]
July 17, 2019
Von der Leyen gets top job at European Commission
Von der Leyen gets top job at European Commission
The European Parliament yesterday voted German conservative Ursula von der Leyen as the first female EU Commission president. Von der [...]
July 16, 2019
Sterling hits new two-year low as no-deal Brexit risk jumps
Sterling hits new two-year low as no-deal Brexit risk jumps
The pound tumbled to fresh two-year lows against the dollar today after the two candidates to replace Theresa May pledged [...]
July 16, 2019
Johnson considering suspending parliament to force through a no-deal Brexit
Johnson considering suspending parliament to force through a no-deal Brexit
Boris Johnson is considering shutting down parliament at the end of October to stop MPs blocking a no-deal Brexit. According [...]
July 16, 2019
Gove now thinks Boris would be 'great' as Prime Minister
Gove now thinks Boris would be 'great' as Prime Minister
Michael Gove appears to have changed his mind about Boris Johnson. Now he thinks the former London mayor would make [...]
July 16, 2019
Von der Leyen says she's open to another Brexit delay
Von der Leyen says she's open to another Brexit delay
Germany’s Ursula von der Leyen addressed the European Parliament today, saying she would be ready to grant a further Brexit [...]
July 16, 2019
We the people need to find a way to dispel the Brexit Blues
We the people need to find a way to dispel the Brexit Blues
The year is 1989. Ronald Reagan on his last day at the White House makes his farewell address. His message [...]
July 16, 2019
Disciplinary matters: The Darroch leak lays bare the erosion of standards at the civil service
Disciplinary matters: The Darroch leak lays bare the erosion of standards at the civil service
The untimely resignation of Sir Kim Darroch as our man in Washington tells us more about society than it does [...]
July 16, 2019
DEBATE: Is legal action a legitimate response if the government tries to prorogue parliament to pursue no-deal?
DEBATE: Is legal action a legitimate response if the government tries to prorogue parliament to pursue no-deal?
Is legal action a legitimate response if the government tries to prorogue parliament to pursue a no-deal Brexit? Alison McGovern, [...]
July 16, 2019
Tory mayoral hopeful Shaun Bailey calls for 'pause' on HS2
Tory mayoral hopeful Shaun Bailey calls for 'pause' on HS2
Tory mayoral hopeful Shaun Bailey has said High Speed Two (HS2) should be “paused” and investment redirected to the north [...]
July 15, 2019