The Emperor needs some clothes: We should head to the shops

Britons are entering their sixth week in lockdown, with only the publication of a vague exit strategy to look forward to. Almost inevitably this plan will not provide a clear timeline and will instead rephrase the Government’s existing mantra of data dependence. This approach, with its focus on ‘seeing’ all available information, features a paradoxicalContinue reading “The Emperor needs some clothes: We should head to the shops”

Sunak’s New Deal?

There is no doubt that the Coronavirus outbreak holds significant threat to the UK economy with the possibility of significant rises in unemployment, the bankruptcies of many small business and many undergraduates seeking postgraduate degrees rather than entering the world of work due to the precariousness of the economy for the next two years…

Stale Starmer is set to win the race to succeed Corbyn but can he win back the heartlands?

Last week the Liberal Democrats announced that they would postpone their leadership election, however, voting for the race to succeed Corbyn has closed and the result will be announced on Saturday…

The Senedd reject Boris’ Brexit bill despite Wales voting leave

Yesterday, Cardiff joined Belfast and Edinburgh in rejecting Boris Johnson’s Withdrawal Agreement. This comes after the Brexit Secretary, Stephen Barclay, pleaded with Jeremy Miles, the Welsh Brexit minister, to support the decision taken by the people of Wales in 2016. Wales’ vote share in favour of leaving the European Union, 52.5%, was marginally higher thanContinue reading “The Senedd reject Boris’ Brexit bill despite Wales voting leave”

Clive Lewis pulls out, as Emily Thornberry joins three other female candidates in the race to succeed Jeremy Corbyn

With less than 10 minutes to spare before nominations closed, the Shadow Foreign Secretary joined Sir Keir Starmer, Rebecca Long-Bailey, Lisa Nandy and Jess Phillips in the next round of the Labour leadership contest…

Merseyside’s murder rates halved in direct correlation to a ‘relentless’ stop and search approach

Liverpool murder rate collapses as Merseyside Police adopt a ‘relentless’ stop and search programme, whereas London’s continues to rise under a Mayor who has continuously criticised the stop and search.