Brexit, the Lib Dems and the Second Referendum

I joined the Liberal Democrats in 2015, before the Brexit referendum had been called. As a new member of the party at that point, I was proud of the party’s stance on the EU, and fervently supported the Remain campaign. I found it deeply frustrating that Jeremy Corbyn, the Leader of the Opposition, seemed satisfied… Continue reading Brexit, the Lib Dems and the Second Referendum

On the conundrum of patriotism and Brexit

There is little a Tory MP can do to shock me these days, but the dubious honour of achieving precisely that goes to Andrea Leadsom MP, Leader of the House of Commons. Leadsom was invited onto Newsnight, and the conversation was dominated by talk of Brexit and the government’s apparent failure thus far to define… Continue reading On the conundrum of patriotism and Brexit

Dissecting the General Election – Part One

Firstly, let me congratulate the 12(!) Liberal Democrat MPs who will be representing us in this Parliament, however long the term may be. It was a huge achievement in the current political climate for the party to increase its number of MPs by 50% on the previous General Election, and it’s testament to the hard… Continue reading Dissecting the General Election – Part One