United Kingdom

Total 126 Posts

UK is not doing enough to get Irish-facing ports ready for Brexit.

5 min read
While the English Channel and Irish land border have received most of the Brexit attention, the Irish Sea ports are a major concern.

The theatricals of ‘deal or no deal’ are a distraction.

14 min read
Professor Chris Grey’s latest analysis on how the deal/no deal brinksmanship is damaging in itself, how both are bad outcomes and not what Brexiters had promised, and the very high price we are paying and going to pay...

Why shouting at Laura K will not change anything.

5 min read
In defence of BBC’s Laura Kuenssberg who works within a system that is being gamed by populists in government, Russell Jones writes that the only solution is to adjust the system.

If it smells like cronyism and it looks like cronyism, then it must be cronyism.

3 min read
In a speech he gave in the House of Commons, Dan Carden, the Labour MP for Liverpool Walton, denounced the government’s “incompetence” in dealing with the coronavirus pandemic, its “cronyism”, and its “ideological obsession with outsourcing and rip-off privatisation.”

Stronger political alliances are forming in northern England as local lockdown anger grows.

5 min read
Given the role of the north of England as a key battleground at the general election last year and the current focus on the region as a result of the pandemic, it is hard to see it falling down the political agenda any time soon.

What needs to happen now... A second lockdown.

4 min read
An excellent thread by Jeremy Farrar, Director of the Wellcome Trust and SAGE member, on what is needed right now to fight the second wave of coronavirus in the UK – political will and the courage to act before it is too late.

Coronavirus: How to make the three-tier lockdown work.

5 min read
The UK government is introducing a three-tier system of lockdowns. It will only work if the tiers are sufficiently different and if the implementation is clearly devoid of political influence.
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