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The UK needs a Brexit Referendum not a Brexit Election
by Brendan Donnelly, 11th September 2019

A rolling coup, 2016 – 2019
by Ira Straus, 4th September 2019

Brexit: Moderate Conservative MPs must stop complaining and start acting
by Brendan Donnelly, 2nd September 2019

The Anti-Brexit GNU: Essential, impossible, viable…?
by Brendan Donnelly, 12th August 2019

Anti-Brexit forces have five weeks to decide on how to defeat ‘no deal’
by Brendan Donnelly, 30th July 2019

Rational and Irrational Fears in the Brexit Debate
by Ira Straus, 30th July 2019

Project Fear Management
by Ira Straus, 22nd July 2019

Brexit – By Royal Appointment?
by Dr Andrew Blick, 12th July 2019

Comment on “Brexit – By Royal Appointment?”
by Sam Whimster, 22nd July 2019

The Brexit Revolution Eats its Conservative Parents
by Brendan Donnelly, 9th July 2019

Theresa May’s final days as Prime Minister – Dr Freud’s prognosis from her therapy
by Ira Straus, 21st June 2019

After the fall: governing the UK in the post-May era
by Dr Andrew Blick, 13th June 2019

The European Elections: Signs of things to come for Brexit
by Brendan Donnelly, 31st May 2019

After Theresa May the deluge
by Brendan Donnelly, 20th May 2019

The very odd couple: Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn
by Brendan Donnelly, 7th May 2019

European Elections in the UK: a Brexit turning-point?
by Brendan Donnelly, 17th April 2019

Brexit and Parliamentary “sovereignty”
by Dr Andrew Blick, 10th April 2019

Only a national government can prevent “no deal” Brexit
by Brendan Donnelly, 28th March 2019


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