Tag: tories

#BLM, Comment

Boris Johnson, a figurehead for covert racism

On Monday 8th June, following the spread of Black Lives Matter protests across the world, a spokesman for Boris Johnson announced the Prime Minister denies the UK being a racist country. On June 13th, Johnson also tweeted: “racist thuggery has no place on our streets.”. The use of the word “thuggery” mirrors the language used…

Global

Brexit Box- 18/11/19

Boris Johnson’s chances of electoral success were helped earlier this week when Nigel Farage confirmed that the Brexit Party would not stand in 317 Tory seats, thus reducing any chance of the Conservative vote being split.  The news will come as a mighty relief for Johnson who now stands a much greater chance of winning…

Comment

The Tories are killing our country

The election is happening. A referendum on Brexit done through the medium of party politics. Exactly what we needed. Thus far, the polling seems to be suggesting a solid Tory majority, though it’s always possible that Corbyn makes the push and manages something special.  Unfortunately, the simple fact is that a Tory majority would absolutely destroy…

Features, Interview

Clive Lewis: ‘Do I still think that I can think things through in a sexist, racist way? Yes I do’

Waiting in the side room of Clive Lewis’ office at OPEN Norwich, we wonder whether the Norwich South MP wants to be Labour leader after his pal (most of the time) Corbyn. He’s got all the right qualities. We can hear him laughing next door: charming. Tick. He was in the army. Toured Afghanistan. Tick….

Comment

A tongue-in-cheek love letter to Theresa May

Dear Prime Minister, Cheer up – it’s almost Valentine’s Day- and if you didn’t realise, people love you. Yep, when those Brexiteer backbenchers from the European Research Group (ERG) schemed against you, it was out of love. See they’ve lived in a posh, male-dominated bubble for too long, and it’s their secret kink for you…

News

PPL academic dispels ‘myths’ in support of a People’s Vote

Reader in Political and Legal Theory, Dr. Alexander Brown, has written an article for the Huffington Post arguing against a second EU referendum. Brown, a regular contributor to the publication, attempts to debunk several ‘myths’ which he claims have collected around this campaign. Brown links this to the referendum of 2016, in which he claims…

Global

Brexit Box Special: Parliament’s ‘meaningful vote’

Theresa May’s draft EU Withdrawal Agreement was rejected by MPs by a margin of 230 votes. With only 202 MPs voting in favour of the deal, this was the largest Parliamentary defeat for a serving government in UK history. 118 backbench Conservative MPs rebelled and voted to reject the deal. The deal was originally scheduled…

Comment

‘A general election is the only way’

Propped up by the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP), Theresa May is a leader more shameless than a public exhibitionist. The frontbenchers are like wolves at the door of number 10, and backbenchers hold opinions so wildly different to each other they might as well be from seven different parties. The question is, what’s next? Despite…

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