Total 55 Posts
How did ‘taking back control’ of borders become record-high net migration?5 min read
After Brexit, the UK has had fewer migrants from the EU, but they have been far outstripped by people coming from elsewhere.
National Conservatism, self-pity, idiocy and English fascism7 min read
The NatCon conference in London displayed hard-right Tory views, blaming UK’s issues on migrants, the EU, and the liberal elite. The event showcased extremist politics and culture war tropes, with controversial speakers, representing the “Trumpification” of British politics.
Britain’s Brexit degradation16 min read
The British government is becoming more realistic about Brexit, evident in the Windsor Framework and Integrated Review. Brexit remains central yet marginal, adversely impacting the UK but no longer a major political issue.
Hostages of English nationalism6 min read
On the impact of Westminster’s English nationalism on the political discourse in Scotland and how Scotland is being held hostage by the dominance of the English nationalist ideology in UK politics.
Feeling special5 min read
Rishi Sunak’s triumphant attitude regarding his successful Brexit deal for Northern Ireland with the EU may come back to haunt him. Will the PM’s smugness come back to bite him in the end?
‘Dear Rishi’ – The code words of British politics3 min read
Britain’s political landscape is full of coded language, where words and phrases mean something entirely different to the public than to those in power. They carefully craft their language with purpose, speaking in a way that will be understood, not necessarily heard.
The battle for Britain’s post-Brexit polity14 min read
Professor Chris Grey on the ongoing battle between rapprochement and repetition in UK-EU relations, what reactions to Ditchley reveal and why re-joiners should avoid their own ‘betrayal’ narrative.