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Steering a political ship

AFP/Reuters photo   By Hazel Speed I cannot ever recall in my life time such political turmoil leading up to a General Election in the United Kingdom.

Mrs May, visibly angry and rattled by questions

Reuters photo   By Hazel Speed With disbelief, Mrs May broadcast a Statement whilst in Wrexham today. As she put it herself, only six political seats will determine if a hung Parliament emerges following the forthcoming General Election. The Prime Minister, at last, has seen (or been told about), the writing on the wall. Rather […]

Mrs May, Pride goeth before a fall

AFP photo   By Hazel Speed There is no doubt that since the Conservative Manifesto was launched, Labour have narrowed the political lead of the Tory camp, according to commentators and polls.

Mrs May vs Mr Corbyn: A Question of Honour

AFP/Reuters photo   By Hazel Speed Ruth Davidson, the Official Opposition (Conservative representative) of Nicola Sturgeon SNP, First Minister for Scotland, has always been loyal to her Conservative Party and Mrs May, that is, until now.

Labour’s Manifesto or Jeremy Corbyn’s political bucket list?

Reuters photo   By Hazel Speed In political terms, Jeremy Corbyn’s Manifesto may indeed be his political ‘bucket list’.

Stephen Kinnock: The Leader of the Labour Party if they ever hope to win an Election

PA photo   By Hazel Speed Taking a hint is difficult, as is blunt speaking, but when a whole country and someone like Labour MP Stephen Kinnock keeps declaring that the Labour Party, and its present (albeit nice man, but, etc), needs to change its act, perhaps even Mr Corbyn may listen this time.

Brexit, EU and the General Election

By Hazel Speed Yesterday a group of younger non-voters were interviewed due to the fact that most had either never voted, nor had any plans to vote this year or ever.

No sympathy was shown to Diane Abbott

BBC photo   By Hazel Speed It was by pure chance that I happened to hear the radio interview this morning with Labour MP and Shadow Home Secretary, Diane Abbott, then later on, was most surprised to see her being interviewed on the BBC’s Daily Politics show.

The Trade Dreams of Boris Johnson

Reuters photo   By Binoy Kampmark   “My chances of being PM are about as good as the chances of finding Elvis on Mars, or my being reincarnated as an olive.” Boris Johnson, UK Foreign Secretary

Mr Corbyn: Your worst nightmare – Blair is back

AFP photo   By Hazel Speed Oh dear, oh dear, oh dear! Imagine Jeremy Corbyn and his Labour front bench enjoying a working lunch together…

Mrs May: Why Britain needs her now to deal with EU negotiations

Eric Vidal/Reuters   By Hazel Speed It is a bit incredulous that when the EU Countries could have given a basic guideline once they knew the UK were leaving Europe, they have chosen to outline their categorical imperatives (as opposed to hypothetical ones), or preliminary demands, whilst the UK is in the middle of a […]

Mrs May vs Mr Corbyn in last pre-election PMQs

Reuters/PA   By Hazel Speed This was the most bizarre and incongruous event.

Sir Keir’s Brexit is as clear as mud

AFP photo   By Hazel Speed I watched Sir Keir Starmer speaking live on TV ‘explaining’ as Shadow Brexit Minister, what Labour’s view of Brexit is, but to be honest, I am not sure I understand it sufficiently myself to outline herein.

The runners in the UK Political Grand National

Reuters photo   By Hazel Speed Only Nicola Sturgeon has the ability (since the days of Mrs Thatcher) to have the effect on people that when she appears on TV, the First Scottish Minister is at risk of having a similar drink named after her. If she hasn’t already.

Corbyn puts icing on a half-baked cake

Reuters photo   By Hazel Speed Jeremy Corbyn has proposed four Bank Holidays to celebrate the Saints of each Constituent Country of the United Kingdom.

Jeremy Corbyn gives a speech suited more to a former age

Reuters photo   By Hazel Speed Sometimes, it is said, that people can wait for something for so long, that when the optimum moment arrives, the message has been superseded by events, or usurped by others.

PMQs or a visit to the Hellfire Club?

HOC photo   By Hazel Speed Prime Minister’s Question Time yesterday, (followed by the Prime Minister’s statement, then debate, after which a vote took place in respect of a snap General Election), was such a loud, bawdy and undignified affair, that I am sure the historic Hellfire Club would seem more sedate in comparison.

Observations of an Expat: May U-Turn

Reuters photo   By Tom Arms The Lady turned—big time.

UK General Election: How the vultures are gathering

SNP photo   By Hazel Speed It has been quite sickening to watch the broadcasts today – already ‘wall to wall’ arguing-the-toss between political parties.

Mrs May calls General Election for 8th June – Was this wise?

PA photo   By Hazel Speed Yesterday morning, Mrs May made a surprise announcement outside No 10 Downing Street that she will be putting forth a Motion in Parliament on Wednesday in accordance with the Fixed Term Parliament Act in the hope she will achieve a two thirds vote to have a General Election on […]

Changes in Widowed Parent’s Allowance robs dying man’s family

Reuters photo   By Hazel Speed Victoria Derbyshire’s BBC programme broadcast a most moving feature. It also took a lot of courage for Victoria herself as she returned to the programme after her own cancer treatment, yet she presented the story of a dying man (renamed ‘Alan’ to protect his family).

Labour issues list of six key tests for Brexit

EPA photo   By Hazel Speed Labour MP and Shadow Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, Sir Keir Starmer, has presented a list of six tests which he says are required if Labour are to back any final deal in Parliament regarding Brexit.

Who is in control of the Labour Party?

AFP photo   By Hazel Speed Tom Watson, Deputy Leader of the Labour Party, has started something with his public claims of a potential conspiracy to end the Labour Party as we know it.

3-Jobs George – Swivel Door Ethics

ES photo   By Hazel Speed Recently, I wrote a piece on George Osborne – What is a man’s worth? Given the obscene amount he was to earn for doing very little in respect of financial advice, many thought that was bad enough, however on Friday, it was announced that he is to have a third […]

David Cameron – that’s a bit rich coming from you!

PA photo   By Hazel Speed The other day, whilst watching the television coverage in respect to the unveiling of the new Monument at Horseguards to honour the fallen in Iraq and Afghanistan, I noticed that at the end of the formal ceremony, whilst guests were mingling, there was a political ‘clutch’ of Mother Hens […]

The Budget: Head vs Heart?

AFP photo   By Hazel Speed The live UK Budget broadcast had a most surprising twist for this writer, but first let us consider the presentations in the order they took place. I leave the fine detail to the link herein but rather, my observations were as follows.

Mrs May wins Gold – Labour and UKIP ‘also rans’

Caters photo   By Hazel Speed Mrs May is ‘on a political roll’ with no challengers in sight.

Trumped by a Royal Flush

AFP photo   By Hazel Speed The UK Parliament yesterday held a three hour debate as to whether President Trump’s state visit should be revoked following a petition signed by 1.8 million people to date.

Where is the Moral Compass in Parliament?

PA photo   By Hazel Speed It was quite interesting the other day to watch The House of Lords commence their early debates on Brexit, a most sedate and honourable debate (no pun intended).

Mrs May’s Ode to Brexit Joy

AFP photo   By Hazel Speed Prime Minister’s Question Time in UK Parliament on Wednesday was another rowdy affair.