Political Goal Setting for 2019

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Roger Evans sets out how aspiring politicians should plan for a turbulent 2019. The New Year stretches ahead, filled with excitement. 2019 promises to be as turbulent and unpredictable as its predecessors with Brexit expected in March if the current timetable can survive attempts to extend Article 50 or stage a second referendum. A period […]

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Brexit’s Orange Backstop

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The devil in the detail of the Theresa May’s withdrawal agreement is undoubtedly the backstop.  The EU’s unpopular insurance policy could have the UK over a barrel.  It has also driven a wedge through the confidence and support agreement with the DUP.  Much has been written and said about what this means and what might […]

Labour leadership in the time of Brexit

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Jeremy Corbyn will face some of his toughest internal challenges yet at this year’s Labour conference; despite his currently unassailable position as Party Leader. While Corbyn has weathered votes of no confidence, a leadership challenge and constant backroom briefing from his detractors since taking the helm three years ago, the challenges he faces this year […]