Second English Lockdown Shows No Lessons Learned

Apparently the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result. Yet here he we are watching the prime minister make the same fundamental errors he made back in March. It was Johnson himself who coined the phrase ‘dither and delay’ when describing his Brexit opponents; ironically,Continue reading “Second English Lockdown Shows No Lessons Learned”

Has Covid-19 Highlighted Cracks in the Union?

In a week which has seen Scotland introduce its own, extended Covid-19 tier system; Wales resorting to a 17-day ‘firebreak’ lockdown; and vocal opposition from Andy Burnham, the Metro Mayor of Greater Manchester, to the Government’s tier 3 restrictions, I ask: are we really that united? When Tony Blair enshrined the promise of Welsh andContinue reading “Has Covid-19 Highlighted Cracks in the Union?”

Internal Market Bill Passes First Commons Hurdle

Last night Boris Johnson’s controversial bid to override parts of his Brexit deal overcame a major hurdle in Parliament. The Internal Market Bill has faced extensive criticism from all directions, including the last five living Prime Ministers, but Boris Johnson won the vote for his proposed legislation by 340 to 263, a majority of 77.Continue reading “Internal Market Bill Passes First Commons Hurdle”

Is it time for a by-election in Delyn?

In his short tenure as my MP Rob Roberts has managed to make quite a name for himself. With an arrogant claim here, a misjudged comment there he has managed to put Delyn firmly on the map, drawing criticism from prominent political commentators on the ‘twitter-sphere’ and even going viral on one occasion – albeitContinue reading “Is it time for a by-election in Delyn?”

‘R’ We Going In The Right Direction?

Since the start of the Covid-19 outbreak we’ve heard a lot being said about the ‘R number’. At the daily news briefings minister after minister, adviser after adviser has stressed the importance of keeping the R number below 1. If it’s above 1 it means cases will increase exponentially so keeping it at ‘manageable levels’Continue reading “‘R’ We Going In The Right Direction?”