Analysis: May's demise may just be the end of the beginning for the Conservative Party's decline
Prime Minister Theresa May has announced her resignation - Ben Wray takes a look at what brought about her demise, and why the Tory party's troubles may not be over yet
WELL that's that, then. Theresa May announced the end of her premiership on Friday, a three year tenure which may have achieved less than any ever before her, for good or ill.
Analysis: The DWP's Universal Credit propaganda tells you everything you need to know about this government
The DWP have spent £250,000 on an advert attempting to depict criticism of Universal Credit as fake news – it’s symbolic of just how dire this Tory Government truly is, Ben Wray finds
WHAT do you do with a policy that’s creating destitution and misery, is widely despised and has just been compared by the UN’s poverty expert to a modern version of “the nineteenth century workhouse”?
Do you increase its funding? Do you devise a new policy? Do you accept its problems and seek to fix it? Do you ask the UN poverty expert for his counsel on how to address it?
Analysis: May’s too little too late speech offers up a pointless Brexit-for-all which will please none
Prime Minister Theresa May has offered up one last throw of the dice with her new Brexit deal to try to secure a majority in the House of Commons. Ben Wray takes a look at whether it has any chance of success.
THERESA MAY has played her final hand.
In a speech at the PwC offices (somehow a corporate accountancy firm seems an apt place for the Prime Minister to make her final stand) May laid out ten new commitments to try to get her fourth and final Withdrawal Agreement vote through the House of Commons on 3 June.
Analysis: Tory members have the future of Britain in their hands - unless democracy intervenes
CommonSpace editor Ben Wray says that with May on her way out, a furious Tory membership smitten by Farage will now pick the Prime Minister and dictate the Brexit strategy – unless democrats unite and fight for a General Election
THERE is a consensus among the chattering classes (at least the ones on Twitter) that the upshot of Theresa May’s meeting with the Tory backbencher 1922 Committee today is that she will, one way or another, be gone by Summer.
Analysis: There is little hope that Europe will stand in the way of a US war with Iran
The UK and the European Union lack the unity and political will necessary to seriously obstruct another American war of imperialism
THE UNITED STATES will go to war with Iran if nothing is done to prevent it. This is the assumption that the world’s geopolitical actors have worked off for the better part of two decades, and there has been precious little evidence to the contrary.
Nicola Sturgeon seeks indyref2 before 2021, while holding out further devolution olive branch to opponents
The first minister today laid out plans to pursue primary legislation on a second independence referendum, establish a Citizen’s Assembly, and consider proposals from opposition parties for enhancing Scottish devolution
Analysis: A May-Corbyn soft Brexit deal makes a lot of political sense for both
The May and Corbyn negotiations make a lot of political sense for both leaders – but it doesn’t mean they won’t fail
MAY’S chucked her lot in with a marxist, of all things. Or has she actually? In the bamboozling smoke and mirrors of Brexit, you have to be careful before making hard and fast statements about what’s going on.
Using the problem solving principle of Occam’s razor - that simple solutions are more likely to be correct than complex ones - we can with some confidence say the following about May’s pivot towards the opposition: