Last week, at the Salzburg Summit, the EU27 met to discuss a range of topics concerning the EU, chief among them was of course Brexit. After months of internal strife within the Tory Party, the membership abandoning Theresa May over her Chequers plan dubbed the ‘Brexit Betrayal’, she finally met with other member heads of state.
Increasing tension within the Conservative Party has been a significant characteristic of the ongoing Brexit deal, so is it surprising that these boiled over last week?
Since 2015, calls for deselections have become louder across the political spectrum. Many hard left Labour activists are now seeking to deselect some of the moderate Labour MPs who’ve criticised Jeremy Corbyn, while some Eurosceptic Conservative Party members are aiming to deselect the pro-EU Conservative MPs who they believe are trying to disrupt the Brexit process…
“Fudging key pieces of legislation – such as the so-called ‘backstop’ on the Irish border - and avoiding other areas (including the EU’s concerns about champagne and Cornish pasties!), the government can tick-off another week on their Brexit calendar as we count down to the UK’s exit in March 2019.” Joseph Perry summarises the last two weeks of Brexit events.
David Cameron arrived at Number 10 Downing Street in 2010, albeit unconventionally. The leader of a rare, post-War coalition, the Cameron years were rife with tension. Though the battle over Britain's place in the EU ultimately consumed the Cameron Era, it wasn't the only topic up for debate. Read more, here:
A Conservative MP for 20 years, Crispin Blunt has held various high-profile positions such as Prisons Minister and chair of the prestigious Foreign Affairs Select Committee. Matthew Waterfield puts him to task on the justice system, Palestine, and Theresa May.