Monday, November 19, 2018

UK Politics

Opinion, news and analysis articles on UK politics.

The State of Polls in Britain and America

America goes to the polls in just over five months. On November 6th, one-third of the Senate and the entire House of Representatives is...

Stop Defending Tommy Robinson – He’s No Free Speech Martyr

Tommy Robinson has been jailed for 13 months for potentially prejudicing a court case. His supporters are outraged. This is an attack of free...

Wales to Ban Smoking Outside Schools, Hospitals and Playgrounds

Wales is extending its smoking ban, making it illegal to smoke in outdoor school spaces, playgrounds and hospital grounds. Anyone caught smoking in these areas...

The Weekly Roundup – 27th May 2018

UK: This week, Jake Scott, editor of The Mallard, wrote on the effect on the UK of the sugar tax. You can read this here. US: On...

Ireland, Abortion and the Vice Grip of Liberalism in (Almost) 500 Words

As I write this article, votes are being counted in the Republic of Ireland to conclude a landmark referendum on essentially legalising abortion. As a...

Huge Loss for the Unborn Child – Exit Polls Suggest Ireland Votes ‘Yes’

The referendum in Ireland on whether the Eighth Amendment, which bans abortion in all but the most extreme circumstances, took place yesterday, with polls...

As Predicted: the Sugar Tax Has Hit the Poor the Hardest

The Soft Drinks Industrial Levy – commonly referred to as the Sugar Tax – was introduced on the 6th of April of this year...

Universities Paying Irish Students to Travel Home and Vote to Repeal 8th Amendment

A number of British universities are offering grants for Irish students to fly home and vote in the upcoming abortion referendum. The intention here is...

Ken Livingstone Quits Labour

Ken Livingstone has announced that he is leaving the Labour party. The former London-mayor got into hot water almost two years ago over a BBC...

The Weekly Roundup – 13th May 2018

UK: John Bercow, Speaker of the House of Commons, hit back at MPs calling for his resignation. On Friday the unofficial Brexit campaign group Leave.EU, which...