The EU referendum draws tantalizingly closer. Support for both staying and leaving hangs very much in the balance. One remarkable aspect of the debate is how people are becoming segregated, largely based on their political ideology. A key example is left-wing support for remaining. In fact, the two are disproportionately linked. A left-wing Eurosceptic is now… Read More How The European Union Betrays Left-Wing Values
Remember Jeremy Corbyn’s historic victory in the Labour leadership contest? The left – a marginalized unit within the party – were ecstatic. This was their chance to reclaim the party from the clutches of Blairism; and to reconnect with the working class, who had become increasingly alienated from Labour since Blair assumed power. After this… Read More Is Labour still out of touch with the workers?
The Scottish National Party (SNP) is seemingly becoming more centrist. Could Labour capitalize on this? Last May, the SNP came storming into the British parliament. While many indeed predicted they would prove a challenge, and capitalize upon the frustration present in Scotland – as shown in the independence referendum the previous year, they… Read More With the SNP’s More Pro-Establishment Stance, Labour Could Capitalize in Scotland
Yesterday certainly came as a shock. Iain Duncan Smith resigned from his position of Work & Pensions Secretary, which he had held since 12 May 2010. Since the Conservatives won a full majority on parliament last May, IDS has been the center of further controversy. With the party not being completely watered-down by the Liberal… Read More Iain Duncan Smith Shows a Compassionate Side, Following His Resignation
In this week’s Prime Minister’s Questions, there was no shortage of intensity. As usual, vigorous debate dominated the House of Commons, with both sides producing an animated atmosphere as always. Prime Minister David Cameron came under fire, being pressed with tough questions from opposition figures. The debate kicked off with questioning about how more apprenticeships for younger people were… Read More This Week’s PMQs: Cameron avoids questions by attacking Labour’s economic credibility
Faced with considerable doubt over his pledge to achieve to reform in Britain’s membership of the EU, Prime Minister David Cameron managed to secure some concessions, agreed by the other 27 EU heads of state on Friday, to dismantle restrictions placed on Britain. Cameron portrayed it as a victory – which gives Britain “special status” within… Read More How much will Cameron’s EU deal matter?
Despite being heralded with jeers from Tory MPs, who resembled a rabble of misbehaving school kids, leader of the opposition Jeremy Corbyn held his ground, and made an entertaining mockery of David Cameron’s mathematical ability in today’s Prime Minister’s Questions. Corbyn delivered a trademark move of his in the House of Commons, and began putting Cameron under pressure with… Read More This Week’s PMQs: Cameron Dodges Tough Questions Yet Again