Breaking International Law for the sake of Brexit: Where on earth are we headed?

Personally, I think there are more important things to be discussing politically on here at present such as what appears to be out woeful efforts at combating and preventing the further spread of COVID-19. However, Brexit has reared its ugly head back into the public conversation recently and it prompts me to worry even more for the future of the UK. Why? Because a no-deal Brexit [Pictured above are Boris Johnson and Jean Claude Juncker last year; image from Business Insider] which last year which at the moment we appear to be heading for and which I would have labelled disastrous last year but to be coming to that scenario in the middle of a pandemic…I’m lost for words….

Why is it increasingly likely? The government brought forward the Internal Market Bill which aims to ensure that post-Brexit, the UK nations of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland have the same standards and rules throughout. At first glance, that’s nothing contentious. It seems perfectly reasonable. However, the bill also says ‘Certain provisions to have effect notwithstanding inconsistency or incompatibility with international or other domestic law’ but also replaces parts of the Brexit Withdrawal Agreement as elements of it “cease to be recognised and available in domestic law”. read more

Cummings must go but the damage is done…

Bank Holiday weekend was explosive for political news with the stories surrounding the Prime Ministers Special Advisor Dominic Cummings [Image above from The Times] and his alleged breaching of lockdown rules.

It started with a joint story from The Guardian and The Mirror newspapers that broke late on Friday evening alleging that Cummings and his family were spotted in Durham on April 12th with the police having previously visited his parents household. It was followed by a whole day of Cummings denying any wrongdoing and government ministers lining up to defend him publicly. Then came the second story from the two papers alleging he was spotted in Barnard Castle on April 12th. When these stories broke, I was furious and the anger I feel is still there in the public.  read more

Shocking and Surprising comments from Tory MP’s: January 2019.

I am back with another one of these Tory bashing posts where I dismantle some of the more shocking, surprising and alarming comments made by Government MP’s. At the third time of asking, I think I have come to a title for this series of posts that I like and it is the one above.

January was not a good month for the Conservatives. As a Government committed to delivering Brexit, 118 of their own MP’s voted down their flagship policy to help inflict the largest parliamentary defeat for a government in British history; 230 vote majority. They then saved their skin to survive a vote of no confidence motion that could have triggered a General Election. That said, it wasn’t a great month for other parties too with Labour having an MP sent to prison and a Scottish MP making controversial claims surrounding Winston Churchill but that could make for a separate post altogether. read more