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?”
After a great night for nationalists in Scotland and Northern Ireland, Jack Walters highlights that the so-called ‘Yes Cymru’ movement failed to make Welsh independence an important issue for the next decade of British politics.
Joshua McCarthy,a Plaid Ifanc (Young Plaid) member and activist, studying History and Welsh History at Cardiff University, welcomes you to the fight for a New Wales.
Jack Walters interviewed the youngest Prospective Parliamentary Candidate in Wales, Cameron Edwards, and asked him what the Brexit Party will give the people of Newport West, what he thought of the defecting quartet and the Brexit Party’s chances of changing the political landscape.
With the polls tightening, Jack Walters dissects the possible influence of tactical voting and turnout on this general election, and Brexit altogether.
While nationalist campaigners continue to campaign for an imitation of independence, their constituents continue to reject it. The critical thing to remember is that Brexit is not going to break apart the Union. If anything by taking back control, it almost appears futile to hand it back to Brussels. Instead, the Union, for now, is safe in Wales and I hastily add in Scotland. Despite this, the greatest threat to the Union is on the island of Ireland.
The Brecon and Radnorshire by-election has not proved to be as damaging to the Conservatives as once thought. When the constituents called for the by-election, the Tories were in disarray and subsequently reselected Chris Davies, a man guilty of expenses fraud, probably because they felt they had no hope of winning it. This result will be a bitter-sweet moment for the Liberal Democrats and the Remain Alliance. They may have won the seat, but it is a seat that they should be winning. If they could not win a seat they held from 1997 to 2015, against a contentious candidate, with the Brexit vote split, and their Remain vote unified, then they would be very disappointed indeed.
Gone of the days of the Labour Party defending the concerns of their constituents and delivering barnstorming speeches against membership of an undemocratic, fat cat club. The likes of Barbara Castle, Tony Benn and Peter Shore have been replaced by Keir Starmer, Tom Watson and Sadiq Khan. This is not the same party and the people of the heartlands will not settle with being betrayed. You promised in your 2017 manifesto to deliver Brexit, if you fail to do so stand aside and let the Brexit Party take your place. Labour you have been warned.