Realignment: Can Jo Swinson change the face of UK politics?

Jo Swinson has had quite the summer. She was elected the first female leader of the Liberal Democrats, became the face of Britain’s anti-Brexit movement, and was even touted as caretaker Prime Minister of a government of national unity. All I got was torrential rain and stung by a wasp. Amid the chaos, there hasn’tContinue reading “Realignment: Can Jo Swinson change the face of UK politics?”

Standing up to the SNP is the only way to save the Union

The demise of the United Kingdom has been foretold many times — in wars civil and foreign, amid religious strife, and across upheavals political, economic and industrial. In every age, the doomsayers scry the same vision: Britain has had a good innings but, thanks to a combination of hubris, ignorance and immutable progress, our fadingContinue reading “Standing up to the SNP is the only way to save the Union”

Brexiteers can’t handle the Ruth: Tories would be nowhere without Davidson

Ruth Davidson’s summer of set-backs continues apace. The Scottish Conservative leader saw her endorsement turn into a monkey’s paw, as Sajid Javid, then Michael Gove and finally Jeremy Hunt succumbed to its ministrations. The Tory leadership election ended with a thumping victory for her nemesis Boris Johnson, whom Davidson believes could undo all her effortsContinue reading “Brexiteers can’t handle the Ruth: Tories would be nowhere without Davidson”