Analysis: ‘Union Cabinet’ shows the British state at its most desperate
The British Cabinet heard an analysis with dire warnings of how the Union was on the verge of fragmenting along national lines – their solutions show just how desperate the establishment has become
ON WEDNESDAY morning, Cabinet Secretary David Lidington gave a presentation to a full meeting of the Cabinet which historians may pour over in years to come as the first evidence of the British establishment realising that the game is up.
Lidington gave an analysis of the future of the UK state which was bleak, to say the least.
Analysis: Boris will have three Brexit options as Prime Minister - all fraught with risk
Boris Johnson is now almost certain to be the next Prime Minister. Ben Wray takes a look at the three broad options he is likely to have available to him on Brexit: Pursue No Deal, May’s Deal and a General Election.
THE Boris Johnson coronation has overcome what appears to be the final possible banana skin to his ascension to the top job in the land.
Neil McLeod: The media made 'Boris' - just like they made Trump
CommonSpace columnist Neil McLeod looks at how an incompetent Etonian bigot came to be the strong favourite for the top job in the UK – and what comparisons there are with the rise of Donald Trump in the US
CURRENTLY playing in UK cinemas, the saccharine sweet romantic comedy ‘Yesterday’ posits an alternate reality where the protagonist wakes in a world in which the Beatles did not exist and takes advantage of the public’s ignorance to pretend he wrote the tunes, propelling himself to success.
Analysis: The Tory leadership campaign in Scotland exposes ‘One Nation’ pretensions
Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt’s campaigns in Scotland have come across as trite, patronising and lacking in politics, David Jamieson finds
THERE’S an idea in some quarters that Jeremy Hunt and (particularly) Boris Johnson are ‘big beasts’ who will play a stronger hand in Scotland than Theresa May ever did.
Yet the campaigning efforts of both in Scotland, in the run-up to the Tory leadership election in late July, expose this idea.
Analysis: Labour suffers from failure to learn the lesson of 2014 about constitutional politics
CommonSpace editor Ben Wray analyses the European election results, which have been a predictable disaster for Labour and the Tories
ONE look at Britain’s political map after the EU election results shows how constitutional politics has ripped it up, in a way that won’t easily - if ever - be put back to the way it was before.
Analysis: What’s behind Farage’s attempt to court Scottish Independence supporters?
Farage’s attempt to win over Yes-Leave voters may disenchant core Leave-Unionist support, but the move is part of the Brexit Party leader’s strategy to de-toxify his brand north of the border, Ben Wray finds
NIGEL FARAGE’S appearance in Scotland on Friday was a curious event. The former leader of the United Kingdom Independence Party, which under his leadership had (and still has) a policy of abolishing the Scottish Parliament, sought to tempt Scottish independence supporters over to the Brexit Party.
Analysis: Tory members have the future of Britain in their hands - unless democracy intervenes
CommonSpace editor Ben Wray says that with May on her way out, a furious Tory membership smitten by Farage will now pick the Prime Minister and dictate the Brexit strategy – unless democrats unite and fight for a General Election
THERE is a consensus among the chattering classes (at least the ones on Twitter) that the upshot of Theresa May’s meeting with the Tory backbencher 1922 Committee today is that she will, one way or another, be gone by Summer.