Tag : Samuel Robinson

Boris is only unsackable because May is pathetic

12 months ago / 0 comments

In the last month, Boris Johnson has proved to be an even greater survivor than Theresa May. Of course, he’s always been prone to gaffes or careless outbursts – that’s Boris for you – but these last few weeks have taken things to a whole new level. Firstly, he went … Read More

Labour Party Conference: New Politics from the Old Textbook

12 months ago / 0 comments

End the public sector pay cap. Abolish tuition fees. Begin a wave of nationalisations. Start a National Transformation Fund. Protect older people’s benefits. Tax the rich further. Unite the warring factions of Remain and Leave. These are some of the ideas proffered at the Labour Conference. A lot are sensible; … Read More

As Maduro Strangles Democracy, Corbyn Needs To Step Up

1 year ago / 0 comments

Withering assessment on @BBCNewsnight of @jeremycorbyn's words today from Labour's own sister party in Venezuela... how can he ignore this? pic.twitter.com/xXIPYIbuVy— Harry Cole (@MrHarryCole) August 7, 2017 In recent days, things have slid from questionable democracy to outright dictatorship in Venezuela. Just this weekend, the new constituent assembly silenced Luisa ... Read More

The Gryphon asks: Umunna’s Brexit amendment – the right decision?

1 year ago / 0 comments

Yes – Samuel Robinson As the painful Brexit saga rumbles on, we have our latest morsel of tragi-comic entertainment: Chuka Umunna’s motion to amend the Queen’s Speech to guarantee membership of the single market and customs union after exit from the EU. It wasn’t long before Umunna was being shot … Read More

Now is the real test of whether Corbyn is PM material

1 year ago / 0 comments

It would be something of an understatement to describe the last year as a bad one in British politics. The referendum last year opened the floodgates to a whole host of problems, first claiming the scalp of David Cameron, unleashing a wave of division and resentment in civil society, and … Read More