Our Executive has just had a smack in the face from not a European court but a British court – good.

Well, well, well. I had a half written post for you on Brexit, which would have been my usual caustic look at the somewhat chaotic approach that this government has to Brexit.  As in, one moment it’s going to be a Hard Brexit (week before last) and the next it’s

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Corbyn and the political tribes of the not-particularly-United Kingdom

Whilst I was away in France I began a post, but by the time I got back it was well out-of-date as political events in the UK continue to move both slowly (our actual exit from the EU) and fairly fast (what people say about our exit). Before I get

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What are we doing now in the Brexit window of opportunity? The answer is very little.

I hear from a friend in Australia that everyone she knows of British origin is pleased at the outcome of our Referendum – hmm.  Is that because they moved away from the UK to get away from that awful Europe thing across the Channel?  And wow, the Brits have voted

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What’s with Labour and the Tories?

And for my fortnightly look at UK politics, what do I have to report?  You’d think it would be all about Labour – as they’re the ones constantly in the media.  But the Tory party is sure to be having some fearsome fisticuffs right now.  You absolutely bet it is. 

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There’s class, classy and the downright not-classy

OK, what do I have to report this week? I said in my last post the processes in the Labour Party grind on, and that continues. A recent court case has ruled that 130,000 (out of 500,000) previously barred from voting for Corbyn by the NEC are now being able

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How did we get to where we are now?

There aren’t any major events within our two political parties to report.  Theresa May seems to be settling down into her role. She’s visited various bods in Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, Germany and France and had a credible and convincing start with her first Prime Minister’s Questions (PMQs). You know

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Europe Part 3b The Labour Party – Monday 18th July to Wednesday 20th July 2016

Well, I got that wrong.  The Labour Party isn’t voting on its leadership on Monday 18th July, it’s only the start of that.  Today (Monday 18th) is about the nominations being put forward, with the window for that open until Wednesday 20th – oh good grief, get a move on,

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Europe Part 3a – the events continue!

Is it a cliche to say that the events of the past few days have been, are and continue to be considerable?  Yes, it would.  But there are only so many times I want to shout out ffs and whaaaaat!  Could we settle down, please, a bit?  Just a bit? 

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A Song for Europe – Part 2 Why people voted the way they did.

Events, events – we now have the Chilcot Enquiry report on Iraq to contend with.  And I have to say that the sight of Uriah Heep grovelling on the television and kind of saying ‘awfully sorry’ (and I repeat, kind of) with a trembling voice is more than I can

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Who Sang A Song for Europe? Part 1 – the events

You know I said in my post about Jo Cox (funny how she’s dropped out of the media) it’s really important not to dehumanise groups of people and despise them.  And re: our politicians, I’m trying, I’m trying.  But it’s been a difficult and eventful week.  Who was it who said,

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