FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2017

Category: UKIP

  THE EU STRENGTHENED. The French people have turned the tide on the 2016 populist surge which led to reckless Brexit and reckless Trump in the White House. Opponents of the European Union were forecasting it would break up following populist success in Hungary, Holland and France. All three countries have rejected a return to [read more…]


  LABOUR COPING. With the NHS at breaking point, our prisons in meltdown and the government’s plan to solve the housing crisis widely criticised, the Tories don’t deserve any success in next week’s by elections. The fact that the seats of Copeland and Stoke Central are in play is due to the literally incredible Labour [read more…]


  Any hope that the New Year would bring signs that we are not heading over the Brexit cliff were quickly dashed with the resignation of Sir Ivan Rogers. The UK envoy to the European Union became exasperated that the May government had no plan, was guilty of muddled thinking and that the British team [read more…]


  MAY: THE BOARDROOM PUSSY CAT. One of the reasons for the huge gap that is opening up between the people and the elite across the western world, is bad behaviour by some big businesses. I always thought we should dismiss the Prime Minister’s initial mission statement about being a government for all as “what [read more…]


  FARRON’S BIG MISTAKE. As I mentioned last week the decision to go ahead with a third runway at Heathrow is better for the North than the Gatwick option. Not as good as using Birmingham and Manchester, but the choice that first faced Harold Wilson’s government in the 1960s has been made. But now we [read more…]


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