Nick Tyrone

Has Covid killed the EU's dream of open borders?

23 January 2021 4:28 am

‘All non-essential travel should be strongly discouraged both within the country and of course across borders,’ Ursula von der Leyen,…

Ed Davey is leading the Lib Dems to extinction

20 January 2021 6:30 pm

Ed Davey became leader of the Liberal Democrats almost five months ago. Since then, his party has achieved nothing. The…

Why attempts to cut red tape almost always fail

19 January 2021 3:49 am

Rishi Sunak has been appointed to chair a new committee that will be tasked with cutting red tape, particularly anything…

Tony Blair is deluding himself on a 'De Gaulle-style comeback'

12 January 2021 8:38 pm

Tony Blair has made a tentative return to the heart of British politics by offering Matt Hancock strategic advice on…

How the Brexit deal demonstrates Boris Johnson’s genius

26 December 2020 9:12 pm

I have never cared for Boris Johnson as a politician. Despite that, I voted for him twice as London mayor.…

Boris now faces a terrible choice over Brexit

21 December 2020 11:53 pm

Ten thousand lorries usually travel through the port of Dover in the run-up to Christmas. Now, Dover is completely shut.…

Boris Johnson has allowed himself to be snookered by the EU

16 December 2020 12:23 am

The UK-EU trade negotiations have heated up again, albeit from a very cold state. Boris seems to have conceded ground…

No deal won't 'get Brexit done'

13 December 2020 6:30 pm

Brexit talks between the two sides are deadlocked. Boris Johnson’s latest bid to ‘divide and conquer’ – pledging to visit Paris…

Ideological purity is a grave threat to the Tory party

28 November 2020 12:29 am

One of the main reasons why the centre-right has been in the political ascendancy across the western world over the…

Why Boris should go for no deal

25 November 2020 10:40 pm

Boris Johnson has negotiated his way into a corner. With the naïve view that the EU would eventually buckle and…

Why Boris, not Rishi, will lead the Tories into the next election

20 November 2020 9:31 pm

Some Tory MPs are hoping that Dominic Cummings’ departure from Downing Street will bring with it a vital lift to…

Keir Starmer can never allow Jeremy Corbyn to return

19 November 2020 12:55 am

Keir Starmer had no control over whether to end the suspension of Jeremy Corbyn after only 19 days. Yet it…

Keir Starmer should welcome a Labour party split

11 November 2020 9:59 pm

‘A split party will be doomed to defeat,’ says Len McCluskey, with a hint of threat. The left of Labour…

Boris Johnson is fighting on too many fronts

22 October 2020 10:58 pm

When Boris ran to become leader of the Conservative party – and again when he campaigned in December’s general election…

What does Boris Johnson's Tory party stand for?

7 October 2020 1:34 am

The main thing to say about Boris Johnson’s speech at this year’s online Tory conference is that it captures the…

Are all political parties destined to fail?

5 October 2020 9:24 pm

We seem to be entering another era of political party expansion. There’s Laurence Fox’s new party, not to mention the…

The Tories have missed Starmer's Achilles heel

21 September 2020 8:54 pm

The main Tory attack on Starmer since he became leader of the Labour party is that he is ‘too much…

A second lockdown would be a disaster for Boris

17 September 2020 6:36 pm

Could Britain be heading for a second lockdown? Boris Johnson says his government is doing ‘everything in our power’ to prevent…

Farage could still come back to haunt the Tories on Brexit

15 September 2020 4:15 pm

Some Tory MPs are worried about a strategy that the party is apparently seriously considering adopting at the next general…

Ripping up the Withdrawal Agreement is a big mistake

8 September 2020 4:30 pm

Like most things Brexit related, it depends on who you believe. The EU is concerned over the announcement that the…

Extinction Rebellion's newspaper stunt has backfired badly

7 September 2020 7:30 pm

I believe that halting and if we can, reversing man-made climate change is one of the most important challenges facing…

Is Boris pushing for a socialist Brexit?

2 September 2020 10:19 pm

One of the main things that’s holding up an UK-EU trade deal is the demand that the UK sticks to current…

Ed Davey can make the Lib Dems liberal again

27 August 2020 10:25 pm

It seems as though Layla Moran’s offer to make the Lib Dems ‘more radical than Labour’ has been decisively rejected.…

Why Keir Starmer no longer needs to fear the left of his party

25 August 2020 11:39 pm

John McDonnell, Corbyn’s right hand man for four and a half years, was full of praise when asked about the…

Keir Starmer would be wise to avoid a Lib Dem alliance

14 August 2020 11:51 pm

The myth that is developing goes like this: Labour can’t win enough seats to form a majority government at the…