PM lays out ‘radical’ plans to ‘level-up’ and ‘unite’ the country in bid to spur on Britain’s economic recovery post-coronavirus

The Prime Minister took to the stage in Dudley to announce a bold plan to invest an additional £5 billion to kickstart Britain’s post-pandemic economic recovery. Johnson added that as a consequence of this investment ‘we will not just bounce back, we will bounce forward’ from the economic downturn that the pandemic has forced uponContinue reading “PM lays out ‘radical’ plans to ‘level-up’ and ‘unite’ the country in bid to spur on Britain’s economic recovery post-coronavirus”

Did the Brexit Party cost the Tories seats in England and Wales?

Introduction: In the aftermath of the Brexit Party’s triumphant victory in the 2019 European parliamentary elections, it was widely anticipated that Farage’s party would split the Leave vote in any future general elections. These concerns became even more apparent when the Eurosceptic parties failed to displace Labour in Peterborough or fend off the Liberal DemocratsContinue reading “Did the Brexit Party cost the Tories seats in England and Wales?”

PMQs falls flat with neither man able to land a fatal blow

Since the Prime Minister and the Leader of the Opposition first locked horns in early May, the pair have created a fractious and confrontational relationship. In the first few encounters, the former head of the Crown Prosecution Service utilised the barren benches behind the Prime Minister to turn PMQs into a moot court. At timesContinue reading “PMQs falls flat with neither man able to land a fatal blow”

The Emperor needs some clothes: We should head to the shops

Britons are entering their sixth week in lockdown, with only the publication of a vague exit strategy to look forward to. Almost inevitably this plan will not provide a clear timeline and will instead rephrase the Government’s existing mantra of data dependence. This approach, with its focus on ‘seeing’ all available information, features a paradoxicalContinue reading “The Emperor needs some clothes: We should head to the shops”

Sunak’s New Deal?

There is no doubt that the Coronavirus outbreak holds significant threat to the UK economy with the possibility of significant rises in unemployment, the bankruptcies of many small business and many undergraduates seeking postgraduate degrees rather than entering the world of work due to the precariousness of the economy for the next two years…

Stale Starmer is set to win the race to succeed Corbyn but can he win back the heartlands?

Last week the Liberal Democrats announced that they would postpone their leadership election, however, voting for the race to succeed Corbyn has closed and the result will be announced on Saturday…