What Next for the Liberal Democrats?

As Vince Cable prepares to step down as leader, what next for the Liberal Democrats? As another Conservative prime minister has fallen to Europe, fellow Conservative MPs are already queuing up for what should be the most unpopular job in Britain. As the Lib Dems see their own leader depart (albeit in a more orderly … Continue reading What Next for the Liberal Democrats?

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Labour’s Answer: A ‘People’s Vote’ for party members

Labour Party members should be given a vote in an internal Brexit referendum before MPs vote on another proposed deal from Prime Minister Theresa May. The ballot would ask: “Should the Parliamentary Labour Party support Britain's exit from the EU?”   Yes  (Leave) No (Remain)   An internal party poll would be better than a … Continue reading Labour’s Answer: A ‘People’s Vote’ for party members

Appoint a Secretary of State for Mental Health (Grassroots Petition)

PM: Appoint a Secretary of State for Mental Health What are we asking for? This petition is asking for the Prime Minister to appoint a 'Secretary of State for Mental Health'. Why does this matter? The UK is burdened with a mental health crisis. At present, the 'mental health' portfolio has been bolted onto the … Continue reading Appoint a Secretary of State for Mental Health (Grassroots Petition)

The Chequers ‘Agreement’: Everything you need to know.

The Chequers Agreement refers to a collective cabinet agreement about the UK’s desired future relationship with the European Union. Since the Prime Minister formally triggered Article 50 in March 2017, her main challenge has been uniting her cabinet around a single negotiating position that can be presented to Michel Barnier – the EU’s chief negotiator. … Continue reading The Chequers ‘Agreement’: Everything you need to know.

BREXIT UPDATE: Something BIG just happened in parliament. An Explanation.

Today, the government succeeded in suppressing an attempt by would-be Conservative rebels to ensure that MPs had the power to prevent the Prime Minister from leaving the European Union without a deal. The amendment failed with 303 votes in favour and 319 against. The implications of this vote are huge.   In place of the … Continue reading BREXIT UPDATE: Something BIG just happened in parliament. An Explanation.