Elections

Elections, Liberty

Why populism trumps the status quo

Why populism trumps the status quo

By Julian Glassford The political earthquake that the Republican Party’s president-elect has sparked is bigger than the United States of America, and bigger, even, than the ego of “braggadocios” Donald Trump. With tremors still being felt right around the globe, the shock outcome has taken virtually everyone by surprise and left […]

by × November 27, 2016 ×

America, Elections, Leftwatch

10 million former Democrats and Trump voters may have more in common than they realise

10 million former Democrats and Trump voters may have more in common than they realise

Something about the past two days has really annoyed me: the characterisation of all of the people who voted Trump as racists and bigots. Yes, we know that some Trump voters are indeed those things – but that doesn’t mean that the 59.6 million Americans voted Republican in this election […]

by × November 10, 2016 ×

America, Elections

American pollsters and their big ‘oops’ moment

I don’t know if you’ve heard – perhaps through the mass out-pouring of hysteria on Facebook – but Donald J Trump is going to be the next President of the United States of America. The BBC has currently called 46 of 50 states, giving Trump 278 Electoral College votes to […]

by × November 9, 2016 ×

Elections

Brexiteers have nothing to fear from a general election

Brexiteers have nothing to fear from a general election

Remainers have become very fond of Parliamentary sovereignty in recent months. The referendum, the EU super-fans now allege, was merely advisory. It is for Parliament – in consultation with the ‘experts‘ of course – to decide on whether to leave the European Union. Never mind that the supremacy of EU […]

by × October 2, 2016 ×

Elections

The Conservatives continue to  dominate the polls

The Conservatives continue to
dominate the polls

In poll after poll since the result of the referendum on the European union was announced the Conservative Party has shown a strong and increasing lead over Labour. The most recent – conducted by the pollster ICM for the Guardian – gave the Conservatives a 14-point lead over Labour. Just let […]

by × September 3, 2016 ×

Elections

What now for UKIP?

What now for UKIP?

  What now for UKIP?   Having recently lost their raison d’être and their charismatic leader, you’d think these would be uncertain times for the UK Independence Party. But Brexit, Labour’s autosarcophagy and Theresa May’s crowning as supreme ruler of the realm have gifted our purple and yellow friends with […]

by × July 22, 2016 ×

Elections, News

Delegated democracy: It’s your fault our political elites are rubbish

Delegated democracy: It’s your fault our
political elites are rubbish

I really, really, don’t like politicians. It may surprise you to hear this from me, a political geek & campaigner, who counts several politicians as friends. But it’s true, as a class, I really don’t like politicians – indeed, one of the key reasons I am a libertarian is that […]

by × June 4, 2016 ×

Elections, Europe

This is not a free and fair referendum

This is not a free and fair referendum

David Cameron has spent the entire week on the back foot. He has badly mishandled the crisis over his tax affairs and now the Conservative Party threatens to erupt into total civil war over his plans to use £9.3 million in taxpayer’s money to send a pro-EU leaflet to every […]

by × April 8, 2016 ×

Elections

Is voter apathy acceptable in Britain?

Is voter apathy acceptable in Britain?

Britain’s relative peace and prosperity are no excuse for us to shirk our duty to be informed and engaged citizens. I have as little time – and much contempt – for voter apathy and the politically disengaged. Only last September, while the Labour leadership contest raged, I was complaining about low-information […]

by × January 23, 2016 ×

Elections, News

Election Watch: The latest local by-elections

Election Watch: The latest local by-elections

There were 6 by-elections this week, with 2 Conservative holds and one gain, two Labour holds and one Liberal Democrat Gain. Overall the picture was fairly neutral for the Conservatives, gaining one seat from and losing one seat to, the Lib Dems, both with very substantial swings. By far the […]

by × November 1, 2015 ×

Elections, News

A major by-election victory!

A major by-election victory!

The Conservative Party have won a notable victory in Tottington (Bury), where they overturned a previous Labour victory to win with a 22 point lead. I don’t think this is the Corbynmania swing Labour were hoping for… Obviously, we’ve not been winning all the recent by-elections, and one election victory […]

by × October 25, 2015 ×

Elections

Secure your vote in the London mayoral primary

Secure your vote in the London
mayoral primary

We’ve explained why we’re backing Syed Kamall to be the Conservative candidate for Mayor of London. But right now, the priority is to make sure everyone who is eligible to vote is registered. If you are a Conservative Party member in London, or paid £1 to vote in the primary, […]

by × September 14, 2015 ×