Thursday, 15 February 2018

Boris's shallow and untimely speech proves the Foreign Secretary has had his day

With a country divided, and political debate embittered, the Foreign Secretary thought he could bring about reconciliation with an unserious,..

By Ben Kelly


Thursday, 8 February 2018

A law against intimidating parliamentary candidates is a terrible idea. It should be scrapped

In 1908 Irish suffragette Mary Maloney followed Winston Churchill around for a week ringing a bell whenever he spoke. Unsurprisingly,..

By Ben Kelly


Friday, 2 February 2018

Extending the franchise to 16 year olds is a daft idea

I’m resigned to the fact that at some point in the future, a Labour government will extend the franchise to..

By Ben Kelly


Tuesday, 23 January 2018

Everything you need to know about the EU Customs Union

The debate about what our future trading relationship with the EU should look like rages on, flitting from issue to..

By Ben Kelly


Tuesday, 9 January 2018

A shambolic reshuffle proves May can never recover

If the Cabinet reshuffle was intended to be an opportunity for Theresa May to reassert her authority, then God help..

By Ben Kelly


Friday, 8 December 2017

Idealistic Brexiteers need to give it a rest: regulatory alignment makes sense for Britain

Post-referendum, a relatively small band of influential and rigidly ideological Eurosceptics have exerted their influence and ensured that no Brexit..

By Ben Kelly


Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Clarifying the position of EU nationals is now a matter of great urgency

Way back in January I argued that the Government should unilaterally guarantee the rights of EU nationals and simplify the..

By Ben Kelly


Wednesday, 16 August 2017

What would the innovative and untested customs proposal mean for the UK?

The Government has finally offered a little clarity on its objectives for the UK’s customs arrangements with the EU when..

By Ben Kelly


Sunday, 18 June 2017

On Father's Day

I hope you are spending some time with your dad today if that is possible. If you are lucky enough..

By Ben Kelly