Monthly Archives: June 2019

‘Forty years ago, Thatcherism swept Britain. Could our new parties repeat the trick?’, Observer, 28 April 2019

Forty years ago this week, the Conservative party won the UK general election with 44% of the vote, netting the country’s first female prime minister, Margaret Thatcher, a comfortable overall majority of 43 seats and setting her up nicely for what … Continue reading

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‘Brexit is tearing apart Britain’s establishment political parties’, Telegraph, 29 March 2019.

Brexit threatens to blow the British party system apart. Differences over the UK’s relationship with the EU have never been deeper, more salient and more entrenched than they are now. Europe has become a fundamental cleavage, rivalling those which have … Continue reading

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‘Is this Britain’s Macron moment?’, Politico, 18 February 2019.

A split in one of the two big British political parties has long been the subject of fevered speculation. Now it’s finally happened. Pundits and pollsters are racing to weigh in on the decision of seven Labour MPs to leave their … Continue reading

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‘Brexit poll: British public thinks the EU has been harsh in negotiations’ (with Sarah Wolff and Javier Sajuria), 12 February 2019.

Nearly two thirds of British people think that the EU has been a harsh negotiator over Brexit, according to the latest survey by the Center for European Research at Queen Mary University of London. Donald Tusk recently caused anger by suggesting that there is a “special … Continue reading

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