What really splits post-Brexit Britain
It’s become commonplace since the EU referendum to say the UK is now split between Leave and Remainers rather than the traditional left/right party political choice. The Labour Party has become the favoured test-case for a potential Brexit re-alignment, with the much-discussed cultural split between the Party’s ‘Hull’ and ‘Hampstead’ wings generating many column inches, […] The post What really sp...
Could this man win over les “abstentionistes”?
On a recent trip to Paris, a friend despondently informed me that she belongs to France’s largest political party – les “abstentionistes”. This type of “none of the above” voter is on the rise. The World Bank’s 2017 World Development Report showed that in the last 25 years, election turnout has fallen by more than […] The post Could this man win over les “abstentionistes”? appeared first on MHP.
UKIP’s “difficult second album”
The clue is in the name. The United Kingdom Independence Party meets for its spring conference this weekend, still flushed with success from last year’s referendum. But the party is also facing something of an existential crisis. For the UK is on the path to ‘independence’ from Brussels, partly due to the efforts of UKIP […] The post UKIP’s “difficult second album” appeared first on MHP.
Fake News v the Fact Checkers
In the era of Fake News, sorry FAKE NEWS!!!!, it is apparently becoming more difficult to differentiate between what is real and what is not. Notoriously fraudulent fake new stories such as the Pizzagate scandal, which attempted to link Hilary Clinton and senior democrats to a human trafficking ring, have spread like wildfire. It even […] The post Fake News v the Fact Checkers appeared first on MH...
Whatever they want? The renewed challenge of campaigning for the Scottish status quo
Last night we potentially saw the opening shots of the Unionist campaign in the much-discussed second Scottish independence referendum, or Indyref2. While we are currently in something of a phony war, all signs suggest that the SNP is gearing up for a renewed campaign to exit the UK. The first unionist salvo was delivered almost […] The post Whatever they want? The renewed challenge of campaigning...