Liam Fox

Time for Brexiteers to come clean

Jonathon Hawkes  |  27 July 2017

An unholy alliance of Thatcherites and Bennites are placing ideology before the national interest – and it is time they were called out on it, argues Jonathon Hawkes ‘As we leave the European Union, by definition, we will be out of the single market and we’ll be out of the customs union,’ asserted international trade secretary Liam Fox …

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I left the Lib Dems and so should others

Alex Warnakulasuriya  |  19 April 2017

No self-respecting progressive should get into bed with a party that propped up David Cameron and George Osborne for five years, writes Alex Warnakulasuriya I joined the Liberal Democrats in October 2016. I joined Tim Farron’s #libdemfightback (ugh) seeking refuge from the maelstrom engulfing the Labour party. I saw their resurgence in the polls as an opportunity …

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An uncertain future for workers’ rights

Patrick Briône  |  16 January 2017

The government’s assurances that workers’ rights will be protected post-Brexit are not convincing, writes Patrick Brione Last Friday, I watched with disappointment as a series of Conservative members of parliament spoke at great length in parliament about their favourite radio shows and recited a long series of other glib anecdotes. Their purpose? To waste parliamentary time in order …

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Three tests for the autumn statement

Stuart Hudson  |  21 November 2016

After the drama of the Brexit referendum and the election of Donald Trump, there seems something almost mundane about turning our attention to the coming autumn statement. Normally a set-piece event in the parliamentary calendar would have dominated media coverage and political commentary for weeks in advance. There would have been speculation about the measures …

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Repeal risks

Nita Clarke  |  14 November 2016

Brexit should bring urgency to finding new models of employment relations, writes Nita Clarke In 2016, as parliament debates the right to debate the terms of our withdrawal from the European Union, many British workers wait anxiously for reassurance that their interests are not going to be undermined. Yet the environment and challenges that workers face …

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Spaghetti Brexit

Philip Collins  |  1 November 2016

Centre-ground politics will appear a quaint notion from inside the labyrinth of EU exit, warns Philip Collins Erdington’s most conspicuous landmark might yet become a metaphor for a government that loses the thread in a labyrinth. The prime minister’s co-chief of staff, Nick Timothy, set out in a series of articles, before they entered Downing Street, …

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Not so fantastic, Dr Fox

Mike Katz  |  15 September 2016

Well, it is good to get your excuses in first. Otherwise, what how else could explain what possessed Brexit ultra Liam Fox, that darling of the Thatcherites to alienate the business people he has spent so many years extolling? Fox sparked anger and disbelief at the weekend by claiming that British businesses were too ‘lazy and …

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A Tory party still divided on the European Union

Emma Reynolds MP  |  2 September 2016

In the immediate aftermath of the referendum, you could be forgiven for thinking that Conservative party divisions on Europe had disappeared. Theresa May took advantage of this brief truce and appointed a cabinet of prominent Leavers and Remainers. However, it seems that the cracks are starting to surface once again. With Eurosceptic Tories now occupying …

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It’s Europe, Europe, Europe, not Owen, Angela, Jeremy

Adam Harrison  |  22 July 2016

I admit it: I didn’t spot what Jeremy Corbyn said on the morning of Friday 24 June. I found out only later, at a packed meeting with Keir Starmer, our member of parliament, who told his local members what aroused his concerns. Corbyn’s call that morning for Article 50 to be activated immediately suggested he …

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The new prime minister’s chequered record

Mary Creagh MP  |  15 July 2016

We will look back on the summer of 2016 as one of the most tumultuous periods for British politics since the second world war. Alongside the economic, constitutional and social uncertainty the Brexit vote unleashed, its political shockwaves continue to reverberate. First, David Cameron resigned. Michael Gove then stabbed Boris Johnson in the back in …

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