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Only Labour is Saving Brexit Now

As the wheels continue to come off the Brexit bus; their boasts looking emptier by the day; the deceit from the Brexiteers campaign unearthed week by week; and the government’s negotiating team in Brussels resembling a ragtag and bobtail outfit, even those who led the ‘Leave’ campaign are now doubting the ability of Theresa May […]

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Red and white counties need to make devo progress

This week two great counties of the north, Lancashire and Yorkshire, have been in the news, but for very different reasons. BAE systems, the huge aerospace manufacturer that is a key partner in the Red Rose county’s economic strategy, announced 750 job losses on the back of contract losses, and government spending cuts in its […]

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There won’t be a general election

There is much idle talk amongst political commentators about a General Election being just around the corner. Why would the Conservatives, who have just been caught out badly with an unnecessary election, risk another one? In May Labour appeared to be way behind in the polls, now they are level pegging and would probably emerge […]

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Johnson Makes Me Splutter

The Prime Minister may be spluttering from a cold, what should make her splutter is Boris Johnson. How much longer must we endure the spectacle of fellow craven Cabinet Ministers making excuses for this excuse of a Foreign Secretary. The buffoon is dragging the name of Britain through the gutter. The post of Foreign Secretary […]

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The Magic Money Tree

Short on solutions to the challenges that the UK faces as we fast approach 2018 and Brexit, both the government and the official opposition decided to use their respective conferences during the past fortnight to focus on giveaways and populism instead. Against a backdrop of delegate euphoria, and with Lennie McCluskey declaring that they had […]

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