EU Tells May to March On

January 31, 2019

Before being swept from power and leaving Britain unmoored, Theresa May has had one last sweep with her parliamentary broom.  In a January 30 headline, The Daily Mail can't contain its excitement at what it sees as a historic moment: “Sweeping victory for May as she wins all but one vote in...

Theresa May’s Brexit Ship Is Going to Sink

November 19, 2018

Despite her titanic efforts, Theresa May’s ship of state has sprung some dangerous leaks. The idea of a coherent British government, unified around a shared vision of its own future and the destiny of the nation, has become increasingly impossible to imagine. The mere idea of finding a Tory...

Pro-European Conservatives Will Soon Call Time on Brexit

October 29, 2018

The relentless political logic of Brexit will soon lead a determined group of Conservative MPs to stop Brexit in its tracks. There is a relentless logic about the whole Brexit saga. Like a series of deductions in a mathematical proof, one step leads to another until a firm conclusion is reached....

The Underlying Radicalism of Brexit

May 23, 2018

It is impossible to understand the Brexit vote and the political culture that has emerged in its wake without appreciating Britain’s lurch to the right. Earlier this year, an intriguing lens was cast on the nature of radical and far-right ideas in post-Brexit Britain. At the center was a...