If you thought a Week was a long time in politics

I started to ‘live blog’ the referendum last night but couldn’t keep up with a blog and Twitter and Facebook as well as try to watch the BBC coverage. I gave up with my last post claiming that Cameron was safe because 85 Tory MPs had written to urge him to stay. Shows how much…

The National Interest to #Remain

The referendum campaign has at times been ugly. Last week I wrote a lengthy piece on how just ugly our politics had become and hoped that after the 23rd June we cold return to a politics I knew to be robust but ultimately fair. To show this in a practical way I have worked with…

We Should Remain 

Regular readers will know this blog stopped some time ago. After the election of Jeremy Corbyn as leader of the Labour Party I found myself increasingly at odds with many friends at the consequences of this result. I agreed that it was unhelpful to be knocking the leadership in the run up to the local…

A Week IS a Long Time in Politics

As you may have gathered from my twitter and Facebook I have fortunately been slightly pre occupied over the last week with the Parliamentary Rugby World Cup. Ironically the event got me onto the Daily Politics Programme when they did a light hearted piece on Friday. However, with over 300 Parliamentarians from across the globe…

The Journey to 2020

Like most commentators I was spectacularly wrong about the outcome of the election last week, so it would seem very foolish to start to speculate about the outcome of the 2020 election already. So clearly I won’t even try. But I did enjoy the experience of trying to make sense of the election campaign for…