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Miles Saltiel
Is there a way for the Tory Party to avoid oblivion?

Is there a way for the Tory Party to avoid oblivion?

THE LOG-JAM IS BREACHED. We may take it that May’s indicative votes will be pulled or have no effect on Parliamentary sentiment; and that she will lose her second reading. No-one has a motive to ...

Eben Wilson
Econonsense –  perfect employers produce imperfect services

Econonsense – perfect employers produce imperfect services

A GOOD FRIEND of mine has just resigned from a public service job.  In doing so, the organisation she worked for has lost a talent with a wealth of experience.

The reasons for ...

Miles Saltiel
We are left with a narrow path and a steep hill to achieve Brexit

We are left with a narrow path and a steep hill to achieve Brexit

THE LAST THREE YEARS have been a disagreeable voyage of discovery, leaving the nation sadder and wiser, in particular as to the failings of half-hearted negotiation. To repeat my last post, our diplomats set no ...

Andrew Montford
Fuel poverty set to rise by forcing electricity over cheaper gas

Fuel poverty set to rise by forcing electricity over cheaper gas

WE HAVE JUST learned something of the human cost of the government’s increasingly absurd energy policies. It’s not a pretty story. Buried in depths of a rather obscure statistical report, the Department for Business, Energy ...

Aaron Brown
Hold fast and hold the line to defend liberty and democracy

Hold fast and hold the line to defend liberty and democracy

FISHING FOR LEAVE’S PRIMARY CAUSE has always been the repatriation of our fishing waters from EU management, and a rejuvenation of our coastal communities through enactment of new policy that this will allow.

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Jonathan Stanley
Brunei has become a terrorist state, it's time to call it out

Brunei has become a terrorist state, it's time to call it out

THERE IS SOMETHING extremely vulgar about Brunei. For long a fiefdom of the British establishment who never shy from fawning over its leader, it has descended in recent years down the path of Sharia – ...

Eben Wilson
Don’t laugh at Laffer – it is redistribution that's risible

Don’t laugh at Laffer – it is redistribution that's risible

AT A PUBLIC MEETING the other night I was challenged by an attendee to agree how important “redistribution” is to social cohesion. I had been extolling the virtues of wealth creation by avoiding the dead ...

Miles Saltiel
Toast, with meaningless votes on the side

Toast, with meaningless votes on the side

TO SIMPLIFY MATTERS, it is now 10-to-1 on that Theresa May shall be toast by the end of next week. It is a signal of where we are that her defenestration should be but an ...

Brian Monteith
Deliver a real Brexit or there will be a political reckoning

Deliver a real Brexit or there will be a political reckoning

OUR POLITICIANS through their deceit, self-aggrandisement, short termism and ignorance have brought disgrace on this nation. 

Let us be clear Theresa May was elected on a false prospectus. She said “no deal ...

Miles Saltiel
 The shock and faux of Bercow

The shock and faux of Bercow

LAST THURSDAY, Stephen Barclay summed up for the Government in the debate on delaying Brexit after it lost the second meaningful vote. He touched upon Chris Bryant’s Amendment J, which was intended to reinforce the ...

Brian Monteith
There is no such thing as “No Deal” – and impartial broadcasters should recognise this

There is no such thing as “No Deal” – and impartial broadcasters should recognise this

THE NEXT FEW WEEKS are possibly the most important for British democracy since the UK’s referendum on European Union membership was held on 23 June 2016.

It is vitally important that the ...

Nick Cook
Edinburgh tram extension should terminate in the City Chambers

Edinburgh tram extension should terminate in the City Chambers

LATER THIS MONTH, Edinburgh councillors will take a final decision on extending the city’s troubled tram project. Despite the massive cost overrun, delay, disruption and reputational damage brought by the original project, there is a principled ...