January 18, 2020

In November 2019, Boris Johnson blocked the publication of a report into alleged Russian interference in UK democratic politics, including the 2016 EU referendum. Nearly two months later, he still has not released this report, nor has he established any Select Committees to oversee the government’s work. This is not the result of incompetence. Instead, the Prime Minister appears to be deliberately delaying the release of the r...

January 18, 2020

Insanity, as Einstein once said, is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. When political discourse is in such decline, it would hardly be kind to label Nicola Sturgeon, the first Minister of Scotland, as insane. But she is certainly persistent, having repeatedly requested a Section 30 Order that would allow Scotland to hold another independence referendum. This was rejected by the UK Prime M...

January 15, 2020

The novel A Very British Coup, written by left-wing MP Chris Mullin in 1982, details a plot between MI5, the civil service and a willing British press to discredit and ultimately remove from office a left-wing Labour Prime Minister. The media’s vilification of Jeremy Corbyn did not, to anyone’s knowledge, go quite that far – after all, he never actually became Prime Minister. I do not mean to advance some grand conspiracy abou...

January 14, 2020

The 2019 general election was set to be one of the most unpredictable in decades, with polls suggesting a myriad of outcomes all the way through the campaigning. However, now the results are in and Boris Johnson has won a landslide majority with 365 seats, compared to Labour’s 203, the reasons for this outcome need to be accounted for. Ultimately, it is clear that a combination of Jeremy Corbyn’s incompetence and Boris Johnson...

January 14, 2020

This year saw the arrival of the 77th annual Golden Globe Awards and it was hosted by Ricky Gervais. In his usual provocative style, he wasted no time in mocking celebrities like Leonardo DiCaprio and Felicity Huffman. But, as well as this, he made the sweeping declaration that celebrities “are not in a position to lecture the public about anything”. Whilst I agree that the red carpet is not the place from which to make politi...

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