Bill Blain

May 29, 2019

Behold the rise of the Green agenda

Bill Blain describes the emergence of support for the Green movement across Europe as an intensely significant moment. The slide in centrist parties means the Greens now hold an important slice of the vote and therefore the political agenda.
March 18, 2019

Is Europe suffering from Japanification?

Bill Blain considers the source of the Eurozone's economic woes.
November 14, 2018

Is today peak Brexit?

Ignore the hyperbole of Rees-Mogg, the haverings of the Johnson brothers, or the nonsense calls for a People’s Vote. The deal before us is pretty much what was possible, and optimal, says Bill Blain. Common sense should dictate unhappy MPs acknowledge its less than perfect, but better than no deal.
May 8, 2017

France pulled back from the brink

Bill Blain discusses the implications of the French Presidential result for France, Europe and the United Kingdom.
April 24, 2017

French result bad for Brexit Britain

Bill Blain discusses the results of the first round of the French Presidential election, and explains their implications for France, Germany and Brexit Britain.
April 19, 2017

50 days to judgement day?

Bill Blain discusses the ‘what if’ scenarios surrounding the general election vote on June 8, including fearful imaginings of what may or may not be, but that must be considered.
April 18, 2017

May’s move and the Kingdom’s future

Bill Blain discusses the Prime Minister’s decision, what it means for the future political makeup of the country and, more importantly, the future of the United Kingdom.
March 14, 2017

Sturgeon’s no different to Trump

Nicola Sturgeon and Donald Trump have more in common than just their Scottish ancestry. They are both shifty political opportunists hiding behind the roguery of fake patriotism, says Bill Blain.
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