Author Archives for Olivia Utley

2019 Articles

Jeremy Corbyn is deluded if he thinks Labour is remotely ready for an election
Jeremy Corbyn is deluded if he thinks Labour is remotely ready for an election
When Jeremy Corbyn told Labour members last week that “we’re ready and chomping at the bit for an election”, one [...]
October 17, 2019
What do people want? Policies conceived by Dominic Cummings
What do people want? Policies conceived by Dominic Cummings
One of the criticisms frequently levelled at Number 10’s de facto chief of staff Dominic Cummings is that he has [...]
October 3, 2019
Sick of the Brexit saga? You’ll miss it when it’s finally over
Sick of the Brexit saga? You’ll miss it when it’s finally over
Not for the first time, it struck me last week in the midst of parliamentary shenanigans and court challenges how [...]
September 18, 2019
Boris Johnson’s first PMQs: The verdict
Boris Johnson’s first PMQs: The verdict
If Boris Johnson thought that things could get no worse after losing his first Commons vote, his majority, and his [...]
September 5, 2019
DEBATE: In light of the row over alleged bias in the Telegraph’s survey, is there any point to polls?
DEBATE: In light of the row over alleged bias in the Telegraph’s survey, is there any point to polls?
In light of the row over alleged bias in the Telegraph’s survey, is there any point to polls? Olivia Utley, [...]
August 14, 2019
Boris won the keys to Number 10 – now can he win an election?
Boris won the keys to Number 10 – now can he win an election?
If it wasn’t clear before yesterday’s conclusion of the Tory leadership race, it sure is now: Britain is facing a [...]
July 24, 2019
DEBATE: Should ambassadors be political appointments?
DEBATE: Should ambassadors be political appointments?
Following Sir Kim Darroch’s resignation, should ambassadors be political appointments? Olivia Utley, deputy editor at TheArticle, says YES. To repair [...]
July 11, 2019
Debate: Is the Brexit Party losing momentum?
Debate: Is the Brexit Party losing momentum?
Debate: Is the Brexit Party losing momentum? Yes – Olivia Utley is deputy editor at TheArticle. After a terrific performance in [...]
July 1, 2019
DEBATE: Would Rory Stewart be a good Prime Minister to lead the UK through Brexit?
DEBATE: Would Rory Stewart be a good Prime Minister to lead the UK through Brexit?
Would Rory Stewart be a good Prime Minister to lead the UK through Brexit? Olivia Utley, deputy editor at TheArticle, [...]
June 18, 2019
DEBATE: President Donald Trump’s state visit faced protests in London. Is it possible to separate the man from the office?
DEBATE: President Donald Trump’s state visit faced protests in London. Is it possible to separate the man from the office?
As people protest Donald Trump’s state visit, is it possible to separate the man from the office? YES, says Olivia [...]
June 7, 2019
Post-Maybot, the Tories are on the hunt for a likeable leader
Post-Maybot, the Tories are on the hunt for a likeable leader
Every Tory leadership election has a flavour. In 2016, after childishly airing our dirty laundry to our European neighbours during [...]
May 30, 2019
Don’t be fooled, May’s talks with Corbyn merely bide her time
Don’t be fooled, May’s talks with Corbyn merely bide her time
Very few people believe that the ongoing talks between Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn will yield a satisfactory solution to [...]
April 5, 2019
DEBATE: Will the European Research Group’s three legal tests help pass Theresa May’s Brexit deal?
DEBATE: Will the European Research Group’s three legal tests help pass Theresa May’s Brexit deal?
Will the European Research Group’s three legal tests help pass Theresa May’s Brexit deal? Olivia Utley, deputy editor at TheArticle, says YES. [...]
March 4, 2019