On Brexit and Remain alliances…

The news that Farage is standing down about half his prospective Brexit Party [BXP] candidates (who have reputedly been charged £100 each just to be considered as candidates – rumoured to be about £35k of income) is probably not great news for Remainers. Yet wherever they are in the UK the majority of Labour (and… Read more

In touch or not?

Jo Johnson has tweeted this and Tom Kibasi of the IPPR has suggested that his daily newspaper reading suggests he is not in touch with his constituents. It is, of course, an arguable case. But to me, it is much more likely that in reading this trio of newspapers – the FT, The New York… Read more

Investigation of Vote Leave seeking legal advice from CPS

It is, I think, worth highlighting that Open Democracy has just disclosed that: After nearly 16 months of investigating Vote Leave, the Metropolitan Police Service handed a file of evidence to the Crown Prosecution Service last month. The initial formal referral by the police means they are now seeking legal advice from the Crown Prosecution… Read more

A government can never ‘over’spend…

Spending is literally what governments are for. Governments may not tax back sufficient of their expenditure to prevent inflation, but the level of inflation is a democratic choice. It cannot be ‘over’spending for exactly that reason. I thought the explanation (below -just over two minutes) of how the BBC has, helped, over the last decade,… Read more