Saturday, 23 February 2019

Deliver Brexit and the Tories can stay in power

The formation of the Independent Group is one of the most fascinating political developments of recent times and it could..

By Ben Kelly


Wednesday, 13 February 2019

To make a success of Brexit we need an outward-looking foreign policy

Earlier this week, Boris Johnson backed a new post-Brexit international development strategy, focussed on advancing British interests and increasing soft..

By Ben Kelly


Friday, 25 January 2019

Norway-ish Common Market 2.0 Brexit scheme is a waste of time that won't work

The “Norway option” refuses to die. Even now, just weeks away from Brexit day, it has been reincarnated and proposed..

By Ben Kelly


Friday, 11 January 2019

Meet the inspirational headmaster rescuing Britain's most disadvantaged youngsters

It’s every teacher’s worst nightmare, the unmanageable student who disrupts the class and ruins the learning experience for everyone. They..

By Ben Kelly


Thursday, 13 December 2018

A Tory leadership race would have been an undemocratic travesty

So, Theresa May won her vote of no confidence, narrowly avoiding a leadership race and fresh political uncertainty. Whether or..

By Ben Kelly


Wednesday, 12 December 2018

May can deliver Brexit if she announces she will go in April

Theresa May is on the brink. We will know by 10 o’clock tonight whether she will be finally ousted… but..

By Ben Kelly


Friday, 23 November 2018

Political declaration settles nothing and just postpones future punch ups

The UK and the EU have agreed a draft political declaration that pledges an “ambitious, broad, deep and flexible partnership.”..

By Ben Kelly


Wednesday, 21 November 2018

Vote for May's deal and get on with shaping the future relationship

It’s well established now that one of Theresa May’s major weaknesses is that she is a poor communicator. She doesn’t..

By Ben Kelly


Friday, 9 November 2018

Meet the meat tax, the next monstrous imposition by the nanny state

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By Ben Kelly