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Analysis and thoughts on the big issues hitting British politics by Jonathan Scott, Political Director

A Genuine Anglophile & Brexiteer: The Trump era brings great expectations for the Special Relationship.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

As British PM, Theresa May heads to Washington DC, she will be the first world leader to meet the newly inaugurated US President Trump.  Read more


   

Stoke Central By-Election will determine the future of UKIP

Sunday, January 22, 2017

So, a fresh start for the UK Independence Party? They leave behind months of internal fighting and leadership battles in striking parallel to their remarkable role in helping to bring about Brexit.  Read more


   

"A Very British Insurgency" My review of The Bad Boys of Brexit

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

It's been a while since I've written a blog as things have been exceptionally busy. I spent my summer preparing for two huge life events.   Read more


   

Is “Dodgy Dave” running out of luck?

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

David Cameron has always been luckier than most politicians. He became Leader of the Conservative Party when Tony Blair was on the wane. “You were the future once” he smugly reminded Blair at one of their early PMQs exchanges.   Read more


   

Labour are missing an open goal on the budget

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

The day after the night before, or the Monday after Friday’s sensational resignation of Iain Duncan Smith and the internal chaos that raged in the Conservative Party over the weekend.  Read more


   

Brexit Myth Three – Our national security is at risk

Monday, February 15, 2016

Those who wish to remain in the European Union say that it would damage our national security. With very little credible evidence given for such a position, I’m not so sure.   Read more


   

We don’t need an emergency brake Prime Minister, we need control of the steering wheel.

Friday, January 29, 2016

The much heralded Conservative government’s re-negotiation of our EU membership becomes more farcical as each day passes.  Read more


   

Brexit Myth Two: Millions of jobs and trade will be lost

Friday, January 22, 2016

It’s often argued that millions of jobs will be lost and trade will decrease between the UK and the EU if we were to leave. And the evidence for this? Mostly, because Nick Clegg says so. Remember him?   Read more


   

Tackling Myth One: Brexit means a future UK break-up

Thursday, January 14, 2016

The great EU referendum debate is underway even if the so-called re-negotiation has not been completed or the starting gun for the campaign fired. Brexit is the new political word we will all be getting used to over the next few months.  Read more


   

Our British Political Year Ahead

Monday, January 04, 2016

So, we head into 2016 with the words of Harold Wilson ringing in our ears; “A week is a long time in politics”. Well if a week is a long time then this year is going to feel like a lifetime for David Cameron and chums.  Read more