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  • PMP Magazine Contributor.
  • Daniel Reast • Deputy Political Editor-at-Large

  • 64 articles in PMP Magazine

  • Writer and aspiring PhD student at UEA in Norwich. Interested in culture, comedy, and ideology.




With the December 12 election confirmed, politicians and activists will be working hard to get out the vote. For Labour and the Liberal Democrats, this will bring the two rivals into a much greater conflict – a risk to voters and democracy at a volatile time. []

When MPs returned to the benches this week, no one could have predicted the scenes of anger and emotion. Opposition politicians collided with an officially sponsored dangerous rhetoric. Most definitely, one of the worst weeks in parliamentary history. []

Last week’s dramatic return to Parliament saw the Conservatives fall to factional strife, losing 22 MPs over five days. Amber Rudd also announced her resignation in The Sunday Times. With the ‘Resistance Bill’ awaiting Royal Assent, the fuse is running short for the ‘natural party’ of government. []

The no-deal parliament is hastily preparing for a return to Westminster. Questions on how MPs and campaigners can stop the incoming crash have settled on the spurious ‘government of national unity’ as a bricked-up tunnel to Boris Johnson’s runaway train. []

The memories of mass marches, grassroots protests, and MPs’ determination are clouded by the danger of a no-deal Brexit. The cause to Remain has been shaped by external forces, potentially for the last time. And in this climate of worry, a second referendum has become a fantasy. []