Opinion – Theresa May under pressure over ‘secret advice’ on halting Brexit | Politics | The Guardian

Here’s a really important article in the Guardian/Observer. It reports that the prime minister has been sent FOI request by a top barrister to publish legal guidance thought to argue that UK can stop EU divorce process at any time.

Source: Theresa May under pressure over ‘secret advice’ on halting Brexit | Politics | The Guardian

It seems that parliament can intervene and stop Brexit in the national interest.

If we work on the assumption that there is clear legal advice recommending that Brexit can be reversed by parliamentary decision, then the position of both Theresa May’s government and Jeremy Corbyn‘s opposition is shameful. Both are trying to to deceive the public for their own political ends.

The evidence that Brexit will be a disaster is overwhelming, as May’s government hurtles towards the hardest of Brexit’s.

Thoughts?

 

Most people do not believe the Tories are on their side. My party has to change | Phillip Lee MP | Opinion | The Guardian

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Here’s a good op-ed, published in the Guardian/Observer. On the eve of the his party’s conference, a Conservative MP calls for a new vision to recapture support across all ages.

Source: Most people do not believe the Tories are on their side. My party has to change | Phillip Lee | Opinion | The Guardian

Whilst there’s nothing fundamentally wrong with this article, it’s far too weak in my view. With Boris Johnson about to make a leadership bid, the Conservative Party is once again dominated by ‘traditional conservatives’, and the radical reformers are in the wilderness. So far, the Cameron/May years have been squandered, with the rich and privileged going from strength to strength.

I’ve always been a one-nation conservative in the Disraeli tradition but my left-wing friends tell me that one-nation tories are rare beasts these days.

Personally, I can’t see the Conservative Party appealing to younger voters in the next election. But the first step is surely a new leader, with the appeal to win the younger vote?

Thoughts?