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  • Theresa May plans ‘bold offer’ for Brexit deal support

    Theresa May plans ‘bold offer’ for Brexit deal support

    May said she wanted MPs to consider the new deal "with fresh pairs of eyes - and to give it their support".

    May 19, 2019
  • UK MPs to vote on Brexit bill early next month

    UK MPs to vote on Brexit bill early next month

    The development comes after May and Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn met on Tuesday evening to discuss the ongoing talks, which the Downing Street gas described as "both useful and constructive", the BBC said.

    May 15, 2019
  • UK PM May under pressure to drop Brexit talks with Labour

    UK PM May under pressure to drop Brexit talks with Labour

    The fragility of May's leadership and the threat it presents to any deal being deliverable has been discussed openly in the cross-party Brexit talks, which resumed on Monday.

    May 14, 2019
  • Brexit & Quangos

    Brexit & Quangos

    The proposed exit from the European Union is indubitably a weightier issue than the running of quangos; but the outcome does reflect the popular disgust against indecisiveness and parliamentary setbacks.

    May 6, 2019
  • Theresa May urges Corbyn to agree on Brexit deal

    Theresa May urges Corbyn to agree on Brexit deal

    May is now seeking Labour support to get an agreement through Parliament.

    May 5, 2019
  • Unavoidable anathema

    Unavoidable anathema

    The nub of the matter must be that Mrs May leads a party in which an influential minority group considers the idea as harmful in terms of their identity.

    April 4, 2019
  • Missing the bus with a Very British Coup

    Missing the bus with a Very British Coup

    While Jeremy Corbyn is the Labour leader in 2019, the UK is facing unprecedented social, economic and political turmoil.

    January 30, 2019
  • Brexit after the Commons defeat

    Brexit after the Commons defeat

    She spent most of last year trying to persuade her cabinet to sign up to a compromise Brexit deal that came to be known as “Chequers”.

    January 17, 2019
  • What Tuesday’s vote means to May

    What Tuesday’s vote means to May

    If a majority of MPs vote for it, the UK will be ready to leave the EU on 29 March and enter a transition period to the end of 2020, during which we will for most purposes continue to be treated as an EU member state

    December 11, 2018
  • Latest on Brexit

    Latest on Brexit

    As the damp English winter sets in, the outlook on Brexit is as fogbound as it has been since the referendum in June 2016. Yet it would be presumptuous to bin last Thursday’s draft deal as “26 pages of waffle”, as did the Labour leader, Jeremy Corbyn. On her part, Theresa May is acutely aware …

    November 25, 2018
  • Theresa May to continue negotiations on UK’s EU exit

    Theresa May to continue negotiations on UK’s EU exit

    May has come under pressure from some of her own cabinet ministers to renegotiate aspects of the nearly 600-page document outlining the draft deal.

    November 18, 2018
  • Ambiguities of Zionism

    Ambiguities of Zionism

    The spectacular fuss over allegations of rampant anti-Semitism in Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour Party is much less baffling when one realizes that the uproar is not so much about anti-Semitism as it is about defining Zionism. Corbyn’s enemies are thrilled to push any noxious label that undermines him as a real threat to the status quo. …

    September 22, 2018
  • Anti-semitism in Britain

    Anti-semitism in Britain

    “Politics ain’t beanbag,” Chicago’s only black mayor Harold Washington, who faced tenacious and devious local foes, had good reason to remark. Beanbag is a carnival game, played more or less fairly and for paltry stakes. Politics is the amoral no-holds barred arena it is because the stakes are so high. Those enjoying power obviously are …

    August 27, 2018
  • Russia meddles..again?

    Russia meddles..again?

    The Kremlin has finetuned its electoral geopolitics. Russian machinations in elections on either side of the Atlantic have come under the spotlight with the latest claims that Vladimir Putin had influenced the 2017 General Election in the United Kingdom by using thousands of Twitter accounts to help the Labour leader, Jeremy Corbyn, in the closing …

    May 5, 2018
  • The season of targeting Corbyn

    The season of targeting Corbyn

    Last Sunday, many of the participants in the latest protest in London against the Labour Party’s allegedly inadequate response to anti-Semitism are likely to have been buoyed by a report in The Observer about a £50 million project to launch a centrist third force in British politics. There is no guarantee that such a party …

    April 12, 2018
  • Going ‘Hard’ Left?

    Going ‘Hard’ Left?

    In affluent Western democracies it once was a matter of pure common sense that every citizen was entitled to a decent minimum of publicly provided education, health care, shelter, old age support, workplace representation (unions), legal aid, environmental protection, and a public sector that treated utilities as something other than price-gouging opportunities. After the long …

    September 12, 2017
  • Corbyn & the Magic Money

    Corbyn & the Magic Money

    Sometimes simply not losing can turn out to be an earthshaking triumph. In the trivial world of sports a wry American documentary entitled Harvard Beats Yale, 28-28 celebrated a tie by Harvard’s football team against heavily favoured Yale as just such a stirring achievement. The British election result last month was a vastly more momentous …

    July 13, 2017