Monday, 17 December 2018

The DUP is right to be worried that the backstop threatens the Union

The Northern Ireland backstop remains the sticking point for May’s Brexit deal – the potential hiving off of a constituent..

By Alastair Benn


Friday, 14 December 2018

Five things patronising second referendum crowd need to ditch

Cleanse ‘People’s Vote’ from the Remainer lexicon. Brian Cox, occasional panel member of the BBC’s Question Time programme and actor,..

By Alastair Benn


Wednesday, 12 December 2018

Theresa May stays, for now

Theresa May stays, for now. At around 9pm, Sir Graham Brady, chairman of the 1922 committee, announced that 200 Tory..

By Alastair Benn


Tuesday, 4 December 2018

Cancel Brexit crowd still have a mountain to climb

A legal opinion published this morning by Manuel Campos Sanchez-Bordona, Advocate-General to the European Court of Justice (ECJ), can be..

By Alastair Benn


Friday, 23 November 2018

Culture Digest - Gustav Klimt, Vita Sackville-West and Comedy Genius

Modern Couples – art, intimacy and the Avant-garde Exhibition illuminating the lives of famous creative couples of the early twentieth..

By Alastair Benn


Friday, 23 November 2018

Friends: The one where John McDonnell is nice to Communists

“If you ask me why I loved him, I feel that it can only be explained by replying: ‘Because it..

By Alastair Benn


Tuesday, 20 November 2018

Nicola Sturgeon’s Brexit brew is the distillation of pure nationalist moonshine

In an interview with the BBC’s Andrew Marr at the weekend, ‎Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon urged Theresa May to work..

By Alastair Benn


Friday, 16 November 2018

Real Highland Clearances story more interesting than nationalist myth-making

Sir Tom Devine’s new book The Scottish Clearances: A History of the Dispossessed argues that one of Scotland’s most potent..

By Alastair Benn


Tuesday, 13 November 2018

It's a deal! Let the games begin

The interminable essay crisis-style machinations between the EU and the UK of the past couple of days have given way..

By Alastair Benn