Tag Archives: Boris Johnson

  1. How do the SNP achieve a second independence referendum?

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    December 17, 2019 by Paul Goldsmith

    Whilst it is definitely Scotland’s decision on whether or not to leave the union, it is legally and constitutionally not …
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  2. How a large Boris Johnson majority may maybe make his political programme less extreme.

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    December 13, 2019 by Paul Goldsmith

    A large majority means a few things. It puts Boris Johnson in an extremely strong position with his party and …
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  3. Parliament didn’t block Brexit. Boris paused Brexit

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    December 5, 2019 by Paul Goldsmith

    Boris Johnson’s deal passed its second reading in Parliament. Yet the Conservative campaign is centred around Parliament blocking Brexit. Odd. …
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  4. Boris Johnson refusing to be interviewed by Andrew Neil was an avoidable own goal for the BBC

    December 4, 2019 by Paul Goldsmith

    The BBC has to be impartial. Therefore, what it does shouldn’t swing an election. To have interviewed and aired the …
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  5. Why the #Brexit deal is so important to #election2019

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    November 28, 2019 by Paul Goldsmith

    Going into an election in which the Tories can tell potential Brexit Party voters they have a deal to leave …
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  6. Why the importance of this Conservative manifesto is that it is the only one likely to be delivered

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    November 27, 2019 by Paul Goldsmith

    I’ve read the manifestos so you don’t have to. As the only political party with a realistic chance of getting …
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  7. Johnson vs Corbyn #ITVDebate post-game…unlikely to have changed anyone’s vote – apart from to other parties

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    November 20, 2019 by Paul Goldsmith

    This was more an election soundbite clash rather than a debate. The candidates didn’t listen properly to each other so …
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  8. Why it is so hard to predict who will win tonight’s #election2019 debate

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    November 19, 2019 by Paul Goldsmith

    Boris Johnson has an enormous amount of experience of debate, having been President of the Oxford Union. Jeremy Corbyn doesn’t. …
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  9. What should the Brexit Party do?

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    November 8, 2019 by Paul Goldsmith

    There is no easy answer for Nigel Farage and his Brexit Party in this election, because in trying to force …
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  10. The Boris prosecution: should there be a higher court than democracy?

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    May 30, 2019 by Paul Goldsmith

    Marcus Ball has persuaded a judge that Boris Johnson has a case to answer over Vote Leave’s claim that £350m …
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  11. Enough of the ‘You Brexit, you fix it’ team. It is time to put our best people in charge of Brexit.

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    October 19, 2017 by Paul Goldsmith

    It has become apparent that the chances of no deal happening between the UK and the EU are fast approaching …
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  12. So, what is this ‘EU Divorce Bill’, anyway?

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    July 13, 2017 by Paul Goldsmith

    I have to hope that Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson understands what the EU are actually asking for when it comes …
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  13. Why the ‘£350m to the NHS’ controversy is not as clearcut as you think

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    June 28, 2017 by Paul Goldsmith

    ‘£350m to the NHS’ is one of the most controversial political slogans ever. Some say it was the ‘lie’ that …
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  14. The Conservatives need to step back and think again about their future leader

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    June 26, 2017 by Paul Goldsmith

    There’s something going a bit wrong with the discussions taking place around the leadership of the Conservative Party. People are …
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  15. My view on who will be the next Prime Minister

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    June 26, 2016 by Paul Goldsmith

    Only one thing is certain in Westminster as I write this, and that is that there will be a new …
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  16. Cameron turns the election campaign into a leadership campaign. Why?

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    March 25, 2015 by Paul Goldsmith

    What was he thinking? I mean, really, what was he thinking? The whole concept of the Conservatives’ election campaign was …
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  17. Uxbridge would be a perfect constituency for a Boris, but he shouldn’t run

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    July 11, 2014 by Paul Goldsmith

    If ever there were an example of someone that David Cameron would prefer to be ‘standing inside the tent pissing …
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  18. Buying water cannon to stifle protest – not in my name

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    June 16, 2014 by Paul Goldsmith

    I yield to very few in my belief in freedom of speech the importance of protest as a major aspect …
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