Thanks to the amazing LibDem candidate Kelly-Marie Blundell How to respond to comments about Tuition Fees in less than 140 characters: Labour introduced Tuition Fees in 1998. Tories wanted uncapped fees in 2010. LibDems made sure they were capped.
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http://www.gettyimages.com/detail/news-photo/prime-minister-theresa-may-attends-the-london-conference-on-news-photo/681855734 The Independent reports that Prime Minister Theresa May‘s insistence that no Brexit deal is better than a bad one does not have public support, citing new research claims. In research by King’s College London, Rand Europe and Cambridge University found that people place more value on trade…
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http://www.gettyimages.com/detail/photo/french-national-day-royalty-free-image/158918434 This highly cited NYT article is a recommended read. It explores the implications of of Trump’s acceptance of Macron’s Bastille Day invitation. Trump’s R.S.V.P. to Macron: Yes to Bastille Day in Paris – The New York Times First, Macron invites Russia’s President Putin to a historic meeting.…
So true: his ambiguity allows all of his supporters to imagine he’ll take their stance on Brexit and with the supporters being split on the issue 60/40 many will have a rude awakening . I have no doubt he’ll keep the hard Brexit line he’s taken. Don’t be fooled by the Glastonbury mantras , like … More He’s not the messiah but just another politician who doesn’t listen
Facebook just reminded me of a status update from one year ago, the day after the Brexit referendum. I’m glad to say I feel not as depressed today as I did then, but let’s not forget the vile aftermath of June 24th 2016 when foreigners were shouted at by Leave voters to f*** off and … More How I felt a year ago
Someone finally told the Prime Minister how we all feel about her empty phrases (and why she scored so shockingly low in the election): “We don’t want to buy a pig in a poke,” said Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel, calling May’s opening “an extremely vague proposal for something that is incredibly complicated.” https://www.mail.com/int/news/uk/5302032-britain-eu-clash-brexit-proposals-citizens-rights.html#.1272-stage-hero1-1 German … More Nobody wants to buy your pig in a poke, Theresa!
I’m delighted and hopeful today, seeing the swing to the centre in France. Macron achieved what we need in the UK: A majority for a centrist party, or centrist politics, I almost don’t care (well, I do a little 😉 ! “People will ask if my manifesto is a programme of the left or the … More A new hope: Macron!
With new information and poll outcomes on the scene – is it really undemocratic to change our political course? The Brexit mandate was never overwhelming. Now we have evidence that the wind has changed, if not about Brexit itself, but certainly about the type of Brexit. Source: British people have changed their minds on Brexit, … More The relativity of democracy
Queen Theresa is powerless. For far too long she had to do things she knew were wrong but it had been her dream to become PM so she wouldn’t let principles get in the way of that. And that’s the problem with her and her party in one. Once upon a time the Tories were … More Theresa May’s dilemma: Do what is right or what the right wing wants?
I am in awe of our PM. She must have broken a world record in repeating the same hollow phrases for 8 minutes and not answering one actual questions. Robot only has one setting and no balls to admitting she is mis-judging the mood of the population. We know from the election campaign that Theresa … More A lessons in dodging questions – Learn from the best