Are You Keeping Up?

A little like yesterday I have things to do during the day, but it feels impossible to leave the news and my twitter feed for more than hour before another political story breaks. Last night I finished a quick update on the runners and riders I thought would be on the Tory leadership ballot paper…

Realignment of British Politics 

Is the realignment of British politics happening in front of our eyes. Is this summer going to be a period where all of our certanties disappear and 2017 will feel a very different world?  I finished blogging last night with the line up of the potential Tory contenders for the leadership (and of course being…

Two Leadership Battles by Teatime 

It has been difficult over the last few days to fit in work without being distracted by the hourly update of news from Westminster. It has equally been difficult to know at which point in the day to jot down these few ramblings to sum up what has happened – as it all feels as…

No Confidence in Jeremy

So today Jeremy Corbyn lost a vote of no confidence in his leadership but vowed to fight on…. After the drama of the resignation from his Shadow Cabinet over the last 48 hours, Jeremey Corbyn faced the vote of No Confidence today. He lost and lost badly. Most people in such circumstances would do the…

A Norway #Brexit?

As soon as the referendum was won for #leave you could feel the fear hitting their leading campaigners. They didn’t expect to win (As Farage admitted defeat and then changed his mind again within a couple of hours) and as has become abundantly clear they have no plan or any idea about what to do…

Where Next? 

It has been a long 72 hours attached to the news cycle and my social media feeds. It was therefore a welcome break to be at OpenHeaven this morning but talk about the referendum and the fallout was never far away. The danger of speaking out last week in the Loughborough Echo alongside Tory MP…

Labour Party Coup Begins 

Politics in the UK changed dramatically on Friday morning. Not just the referendum result itself but the ramifications for the leadership of the political parties. Clearly Cameron understood this and resigned as we all expected. The lack of leadership shown by Corbyn during the referendum campaign only led to further frustration with him from within…