Opinion – Former David Davis aide announces new pro-EU party – POLITICO

Politico reports that James Chapman, who has worked for David Davis and George Osborne, will officially announce the new party at a march in London on September 9.

Source: Former David Davis aide announces new pro-EU party – POLITICO

I wish James Chapman luck but he’ll have his work cut-out.

For sure, Chapman has outstanding political skills but he’ll need to make Nigel Farage look like a character in a children’s pantomime to reverse the Brexit damage. Chapman will have to lead the heavy-hitters. Watch for big names to commit to Chapman, especially Conservative & Labour senior politicians.

Fear will be the dominant factor in UK politics in twelve months. The public are tired, hard-up and angry and at the moment they’re taken in by the Pied Piper of Islington. Meanwhile, the Conservative Party has been hijacked by shadowy right-wing politicians who are looking out for the best interests of the privileged.

james Chapman is staking his name to the middle ground of UK politics but can he reverse the magnetism of Far Right and Far Left populism?

Thoughts?

 

 

 

Opinion – Britain: back to being the sick man of Europe? – the Economist

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Prime Minister Winston Churchill gives the “Victory” sign to crowds in London on Victory in Europe Day. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Here’s a must-read and deeply alarming article from the Economist. It looks at the likelihood of Britain again becoming the sick man of Europe.

Source: Britain: back to being the sick man of Europe?

The scenario is chilling, bringing on the terrible twins, namely the economic implosion of the UK and Corbyn‘s Marxist state.

Conservatives are like lemmings going to slaughter. Sure, conservatism is about ‘tradition’ but not trying to recreate the past which is history. Whether it’s nationalism, xenophobia or simply creating a new wild-west for hedgefunds and newspaper owners is secondary to avoiding he imminent national disaster. The UK’s heading for a national train crash and we need to mount a rescue team, now.

I remember the UK in the seventies, with the three-day week, power outages and the 1972 miners’ strike. I was a young man and went to work overseas. Are today’s British young are ready to go overseas? I fear that too many are listening to the ‘Pied Piper of Islington‘.

Are there no young, telegenic conservative MPs that still believe in public service, people who are prepared to put their career on the line defending convictions? Don’t the Conservatives have a John McCain?

[See the ‘The absolutely remarkable life of John McCain – Chris Cillizza, CNN Editor-at-large – CNNPolitics.com‘, following disclosure of his brain cancer]

Please, is there a doctor in the ‘House’?