As the scandal surrounding Dominic Cummings’ trip to Durham continues to dominate the headlines, Isaac Bettridge analyses what this tells us about Cummings, his boss and the government’s handling of the coronavirus crisis.
Amy expresses skepticism on the outward appearance of our government around COVID-19. This being the phasing in of “draconian” measures as the government’s approach to greater palatability for the nation. This is, rather, a rouse behind which hides the Tory cabinet’s ambiguity and sudden 180 turn. The article analyses the pattern of Johnson’s behaviour that has left many in the UK unconvinced.
Monday 6th August 2018. The Telegraph publishes an article by the former foreign secretary opposing a ban on niqabs and burkas in the UK. In that same article, Boris Johnson goes on to refer to Muslim women wearing such headwear as looking like “letter boxes” and “bank robbers” – comments which, since the article’s release […]
Theresa May likes her walking holidays. She reportedly decided to call last year’s general election on one such venture in Snowdonia. She may not have visited her other favourite (the Swiss Alps) this year because it seems as though she is there already- climbing a huge mountain, with little grip, and rather a big crevasse […]
In the week before Christmas, Theresa May tweeted to the world that “The UK passport is an expression of our independence and sovereignty – symbolising our citizenship of a proud, great nation. That’s why we have announced that the iconic #bluepassport will return after we leave the European Union in 2019.” This was sent with […]
Listen. The sound of the Tory yomp to triumph on June 8 is deafening. Labour’s sporadic venture over the top, and Mr Farron’s plucky bunch of guerrilla fighters feature as mere radio static in comparison. But one thing is shared. They all contribute to the crescendo of hot air and dribble currently being inflicted on […]
With only five weeks left until the General Election, it seems almost certain that we will not see any television debates. Theresa May ruled out an appearance at the start of the campaign, and, since then, Jeremy Corbyn has insisted he will only appear if the Prime Minister deigns to as well. May has been […]
Andrew Davies is an old-fashioned kind of conservative: a farmer’s son, in politics to practice what he preaches. He saw something wrong with government in Wales – government not listening to its lobbyists – and went in trying to do something about it. And 15 years later since he first ran for political office, it […]
In the aftermath of what even Prime Minister David Cameron had to concede was “not a good week” in front of his Conservative peers at the Conservative Spring Forum yesterday, calls for his resignation have never been louder and more widespread. Mr. Cameron has recently been criticised for his involvement in the Panama Papers scandal, […]
The UK’s membership in the European Union (EU) has been a politically controversial topic ever since Britain joined the then-called European Community in 1973, under the Conservative Prime Minister, Edward Heath. A referendum on Britain’s membership was called in 1975, yet 41 years later and there still seems to be an aura of public discontent about […]