France going Eurosceptic regardless of election result
This article was first published on The Commentator. On April 23rd, France went to the polls. In the first of two rounds of the country’s Presidential election, the French people selected En Marche’s Emmanuel Macron and the National Front’s Marine Le Pen to progress to the final round vote this Sunday, May 7th. François Fillon… Read more
What Eurosceptics can get out of the General Election
This article was first published on Reaction. Last month I argued against a snap General Election, saying it could detract from the Brexit cause. Now, however, this election is happening, with Parliament voting overwhelmingly in April for a General Election on June 8th. So moving forward, it’s time now for Eurosceptics to focus on the positives the… Read more
Why hasn’t Ken left yet?
This article was first published on Comment Central. Ken Livingstone’s back in the media spotlight after having been suspended, but not excluded from the Labour Party for his recent comments about Hitler. But remember when Ken said a Brexit vote would make him emigrate? Ten months after the Referendum result, he’s still in Britain and… Read more
An agricultural revolution?
John Redwood’s latest diary entry discusses how leaving the Common Agricultural Policy can help agriculture. One of the drivers of growth and prosperity in eighteenth century England was agricultural advance. Farmers threw capital and technology at the problem of farming. Larger farms were created. Threshing, hoeing and seed drilling were done by newly developed machines…. Read more
Brexit means an end to EU boondoggles
This article was first published on CapX. Go to one of Britain’s many pro-Brexit strongholds and you’ll find plenty of EU flags featured on posters, proudly announcing whichever project is being promoted as “co-funded by the European Union”. These advertisements are a bizarre obsession for the EU. The British Government, by contrast, doesn’t feel the… Read more
Election chance to strengthen Brexit mandate
This article was first published on Comment Central. The forthcoming general election offers an opportunity for the British pubic to further strengthen the government’s mandate for delivering a hard Brexit, says Jayne Adye. General elections foster uncertainty. The next seven weeks will be no different. As the Prime Minister stood before the steps to 10… Read more
2 More Years in the EU is Long Enough
On June 23rd last year, the Great British Public were clear – they wanted control over their borders. They didn’t vote to keep the status quo, they called for an immediate change. A reduction in the number of people coming to the UK, and control over those who can come. Yet, the public are set… Read more
Parliament will be Sovereign
John Redwood’s latest diary entry discusses how Parliament will be sovereign after Brexit. Parliament can make mountains out of any molehill in the UK, once we have left the EU. It is curious that those most hostile to our departure from the EU now claim to be the most protective of the very Parliamentary sovereignty they so… Read more