Bruce Oliver Newsome

April 26, 2019

The fantasy of an EU ‘customs arrangement’

Over coming weeks, Theresa May’s administration will be spinning the same old Withdrawal Agreement as a new ‘customs arrangement,’ but don’t be fooled.
April 5, 2019

Brexit is lost in Remainers’ false choices

The Remainer-dominated government and Parliament have offered so many false choices that the best options for Brexit are forgotten.
March 30, 2019

Prejudicial reporting of the Brexit that never was

On the day that Brexiteers march to Parliament, politicians and journalists sound most ignorant and prejudicial
March 29, 2019

Withdrawal Agreement: third time wrong

Theresa May’s motioning of her Withdrawal Agreement today Friday is unconstitutional, egotistical, manipulative, and wasteful
March 24, 2019

Trading May for her deal makes no sense

Neither Parliament nor country gains from forcing Theresa May out in return for approving her Withdrawal Agreement
March 23, 2019

Elite ignores Brexit law

Britain's elite pretends that the EU's agreement to delay Brexit trumps British law
March 22, 2019

Brexit’s four-way blame game

Theresa May, EU, and Parliament are blaming each other for not honouring the people
March 18, 2019

Theresa May is not offering a “deal”

The Prime Minister again spins a "deal" with the EU, but it's actually indefinite transition.
March 13, 2019

Theresa May degrades executive government

May's denials of responsibility degrade executive government and enable rule by Parliamentary Remainers
March 12, 2019

May misrepresented her latest Backstop “deal”

Theresa May spun her confirmation of the EU's veto as British unilateralism.
March 1, 2019

Remainers both cause and exploit Brexit unreadiness

Remainers make Britain unready for Brexit, then use unreadiness to justify their frustration of Brexit.
February 25, 2019

May’s no-leave, no-deal Brexit

The latest leaks reveal that Theresa May promises one thing but does the other, puts herself before her Party, and puts not-leaving before no-deal.
February 21, 2019

Britain’s new anti-independence group

As I predicted on these pages in December, the main parties are splitting, but the only thing the splitters can agree is opposition to Brexit, which makes hypocritical their claims to democraticness, centrism, and moderation
February 17, 2019

May’s letter to Conservative MPs, 16 February 2019

May's letter to Conservative MPs, dated 16 February 2019
February 17, 2019

May’s disingenuous Brexit reboot

Theresa May offers another reinterpretation of her Brexit policy that ironically reflects on how little has changed.
February 6, 2019

Trump’s bi-polar State of the Union explained

Trump's State of the Union mixed both left-wing and right-wing appeals in a time of flux for traditional bi-polar identities.
February 1, 2019

Hypocrisies of the Brexit backstop

This week's focus on the Irish backstop has revealed all its hypocrisies - to the shame of the political class - throughout Europe.
January 16, 2019

Wrong Brexit rejected for wrong reasons

MPs should have voted against the EU Withdrawal Agreement in honour of the Brexit majority. Instead, they want something more like Remain.
January 11, 2019

Myths of Brexit: The Uncivil War

Project Fear is back, and dramatists have as much responsibility as spin doctors.
January 7, 2019

Projects Fear, Fable, and Fig-leaf

The politics of fear needs a fable to cover up the lies. Then it needs a fig-leaf to patch up the fable. Welcome to Fake Brexit 2019.
December 21, 2018

The Tory Party must save itself – by splitting

The Conservative Party cannot survive as another routinely dishonest, unfaithful, and anti-democratic liberal-progressive party.
December 12, 2018

May should go, have gone already, never been chosen

If Conservative parliamentarians don't get rid of Theresa May now, we'll all be stuck with her for at least another 12 months, and they will be punished most at the next election.
December 7, 2018

Explaining May’s Brexit betrayal in 1,000 words

Theresa May increasingly looks like a demagogue who treats democracy like a naïve lover whom she can alternatively abuse or flatter.
December 5, 2018

The Guardian is prejudiced

The fashion for interpreting white racism doesn't prove you're enlightened, it ironically proves you're prejudiced.
December 1, 2018

Spotting the fakery in May’s forthcoming Brexit pledges

Theresa May plans to print five pledges on Brexit. Here’s how to spot their fakery, says Bruce Newsome. 
November 20, 2018

May’s greatest delusion: ending EU jurisdiction

Bruce Newsome believes Theresa May has broken countless promises on Brexit, but her biggest is that her plan will remove Britain from the EU's jurisdiction. 
November 20, 2018

Cyber Strategy: The Evolving Character of Power and Coercion

Given a choice between hysteria or complacency about international cyber attack, Bruce Newsome urges a more practical view.
November 16, 2018

Why diversity ruins the media

Bruce Newsome believes the British media’s quest for diversity is producing content that is boring, repetitive, predictable, hypocritically prejudicial, and (ironically) unpopular.
November 14, 2018

Fake Brexit means never Brexit

This is not a deal for Brexit, but a further indefinite extension of EU membership, says Bruce Newsome. To deliver the Brexit vision the British people voted for the country first needs a new government, one that isn’t led by Remainers.
October 31, 2018

May taking Conservatives into 10 years of political oblivion

The parliamentary Conservative Party is putting loyalty to a blatantly inadequate leader over its electoral prospects. History suggests that this choice will lead to political oblivion for at least a decade.
October 5, 2018

May’s hypocrisy on left-wing discourse

Theresa May has made an issue of left-wing discourse. She'd do well to get her own house in order first. 
September 28, 2018

Inside Remain’s dissonant and dishonest echo-chamber

Bruce Newsome finds that the latest Remainer polemic inadvertently lifts the lid on why Remainers know the EU’s problems with their heads but cling to the EU’s myths with their hearts.
September 21, 2018

Chequers won support for the wrong reasons

The solution to the current Brexit impasse, says Bruce Newsome, is a new political administration led by Brexiteers, renouncing the May administration’s negotiations to date.
September 9, 2018

Clean Brexit: Why leaving the EU still makes sense

Comment Central’s Brexit Editor, Bruce Newsome, reviews “Clean Brexit: Why Leaving the EU Still Makes Sense” authored by Liam Halligan and Gerard Lyons, published by Biteback, paperback, 382 pp. £10.99, ISBN 9781785904035
August 21, 2018

Is Democracy Failing?

Bruce Newsome reviews: “Is Democracy Failing?” authored by Niheer Dasandi, series-edited by Matthew Taylor, published by Thames & Hudson, paperback, 144 pp. £12.95, ISBN 9780500293652.
August 17, 2018

Britain’s furtive EU defence integration

Bruce Newsome argues that both the EU and the May administration are failing to disclose the true extent of our ongoing defence integration with the European Union. This failure of disclosure triggers a failure of accountability.
August 10, 2018

What conservatives can learn from Jeremy Corbyn

Bruce Newsome believes Jeremy Corbyn’s rise offers many lessons, including to small ‘c’ conservatives who can study his rise and recognise the opportunity to consolidate their position by offering Trump style populism without Trump's contradictions.
August 6, 2018

BBC History is socialist fiction

BBC History primes its audience to view every tragedy as a case of discrimination or social injustice. We need to turn-off BBC History, stop paying our license fee and start reading history rather than viewing it, says Bruce Newsome. 
July 20, 2018

Artificial intelligence and war

Bruce Newsome reviews the recently published book: “Strategy, Evolution, and War: From Apes to Artificial Intelligence,” authored by Kenneth Payne and published by Georgetown University Press.
July 20, 2018

Artificial intelligence and war

Bruce Newsome reviews the recently published book: “Strategy, Evolution, and War: From Apes to Artificial Intelligence,” authored by Kenneth Payne and published by Georgetown University Press.
July 16, 2018

Why is the British elite failing at Brexit?

To help remedy political disillusionment the Conservative Party needs a new leader. It should learn from the Labour Party – whose party members elect their leader, and who is consequently more in touch with what the people want than what the elite claim they want, Bruce Newsome argues. 
July 7, 2018

May’s proposal is both soft and dishonest

A soft Brexit is clearer now than ever before. Theresa May’s proposals have put at stake the public’s trust in democracy, says Bruce Newsome. 
July 2, 2018

Up close and personal with a farcical Brexit debate

With a panel that counted Michael Gove and Lord Adonis among its ranks, Bruce Newsome discusses Chalke Valley history festival's Brexit debate and who was left standing once the dust had settled.
July 1, 2018

Exclusive: Jacob Rees-Mogg talks Brexit, the soul and leadership

Speaking exclusively to Jacob Rees-Mogg, Comment Central’s Bruce Newsome talks May, Brexit, the soul, and a potential leadership.
June 29, 2018

Blair’s five absurdities of immigration, as ignored by the BBC

Bruce Newsome points out five of Tony Blair’s ‘absurdities of immigration’ he revealed during his interview with BBC Radio 4’s Today programme earlier this week.
June 22, 2018

European Integrationists and Social Justice Warriors

Bruce Newsome assesses Norman Johnsen’s case for EU member states returning to a close alliance of independent nation-states, while Britain gives up its neo-Popperian ideals of “globalization”, “political correctness”, and “multiculturalism” for its traditional “values”.
June 15, 2018

Save Britain from Brexit quackery

Book Review: Saving Britain: How we must change to prosper in Europe, authored by Will Hutton and Andrew Adonis, published by Abacus, June 2018. 256 pages. ISBN: 9781408711224. UK £8.99 Hutton and Adonis’ creation is nothing but a polemic of pre-Brexit Blairite thinking masquerading as a set of solutions to the new Brexit age, argues Bruce Newsome.
June 12, 2018

The Bluffer’s Guide to Brexit

Bruce Newsome finds that despite its comedic pretence, Boris Startling’s ‘The Bluffer’s Guide to Brexit’ offers more pertinent information and fair analysis than most of the pseudo-academic polemics who pretend to know more than everybody else. 
June 8, 2018

Britain’s increasing childishness on Brexit

Britain’s political and media elite is manipulating the public’s views to match the establishment choice. Shame on them and shame on us for tolerating their childishness, argues Bruce Newsome.
June 1, 2018

George Soros is dishonest and delusional

George Soros is the wealthiest, most influential member of an influential but dishonest and delusional elite that claims expertise in international relations but chooses to ignore evidence and theory, argues Bruce Newsome. 
May 26, 2018

Brexit, Remain and hypocritical subversion

The remain campaign's self-acclaimed status as the bastion of hope in a polarised world fending off a tide of bigotry, hatred and a generation of introspection is delusional. Instead, they themselves are a dystopian vision hallmarked by elitism and condescension. They are the movement they claim to be against, says Bruce Newsome.
May 18, 2018

Brexit means Brexit? Not in this Parliament anyway.

Bruce Newsome: Theresa May’s Cabinet achieves a consensus on the customs union, after months of disagreement – and the consensus is: more years of delay!
May 11, 2018

Why can’t Theresa May learn from her mistakes?

Despite seeing the crippling effect the ‘Dementia Tax’ had on her electoral prospects at the last election, Theresa May continues to generate yet more punitive, vote-losing proposals on social policy, says Bruce Newsome.
May 8, 2018

What the local elections really mean for Brexit

The UK remaining in the customs union and delivering the UK’s departure from the European Union are mutually exclusive. Bruce Newsome argues Theresa May’s proposals only underscore her inability to understand voters’ wants. 
May 1, 2018

Rudd takes the fall for May’s incompetence

Amber Rudd has taken the fall for the Prime Minister's previous incompetence at the Home Office, says Bruce Newsome. He believes that the fundamental shortcomings undermining the stewardship of government will not improve so long as Theresa May is Prime Minister. 
April 22, 2018

Britain’s immigration contradiction

If the Government is serious in its promise to tackle mass immigration then it needs a leader with the intellectual clarity and moral courage to cut through the decades-long political consensus and chart the route to meaningful change, says Bruce Newsome.
April 15, 2018

Why don’t Remainers campaign for a reformed EU?

Bruce Newsome argues that in place of their current narrative of a ‘blameless EU versus stupid voters’, the Remain campaign would be more effective championing the virtues of the UK within a reformed European Union.
April 8, 2018

What is the case for a second referendum?

More and more politicians are backing a second referendum on Brexit, but why? Bruce Newsome assesses the case for a Brexit referendum re-run. 
April 3, 2018

Forget the spin, the Government’s Brexit quagmire persists

Beneath the thin veneer of victory, and despite its claims, the Government remains rudderless and disunited on Brexit, says Bruce Newsome.
March 24, 2018

Remainers are the new Brexiteers

Bruce Newsome points out the irony that the most steadfast opposition to the shortcomings of the Brexit transition deal is among Remain supporters, meanwhile Tory Brexit cheerleaders appear blindsided by its real implications.
March 18, 2018

Brexit procrastination predicts capitulation

The inertia surrounding the Government’s handling of Brexit, matched with its double-dealing, mean the best course of action now is to commit to an effective separation in March 2019 without a transitional period. Once outside, we will be better placed to dictate the terms of our future relationship, argues Bruce Newsome.
March 11, 2018

May spells Tory Party death

Theresa May’s lumbering premiership has abandoned Conservatism replacing it instead by four main behaviours that now define her leadership: copying the opposition; procrastination; stylistic but not substantive unity; and weak, contradictory, unreliable leadership, argues Bruce Newsome.
March 4, 2018

May’s uselessly contradictory new Brexit speech

Theresa May’s Brexit speech on Friday is impractically contradictory and under-specified, says Bruce Newsome. It forms part of the broader malaise surrounding her leadership: one characterised by indecision, ambiguity and incompetence.
February 28, 2018

The Guardian’s ignorant hypocrisy on Corbyn’s Brexit

The Guardian’s hypocrisy knows no bounds. It castigates Brexit supporters, claiming they are stupid, ignorant and ill-informed, all the while pedalling the most feeble, unsubstantiated twaddle for why Britain should remain in the European Union, says Bruce Newsome.
February 18, 2018

Britain doesn’t need a new security deal with the EU

Bruce Newsome argues Britain’s prime minister (Theresa May) is repeating the self-destructive dishonesty of her predecessor (David Cameron) in claiming a new “special” security relationship with the EU.
February 12, 2018

The five myths of “hard borders”

The EU’s hyperbole about hard borders is nothing more than a negotiating strategy. The ambiguity caused by the Government's dithering is allowing opponents of Brexit to fill the vacuum with myths about hard borders, says Bruce Newsome.
February 6, 2018

Immigration is not a right

The British Government's capitulation to the French over the Calais border belies an unwillingness to choose the path favoured by the British public - to actually reduce immigration, writes Bruce Newsome
February 4, 2018

Brexit versus fascism

Another week gone - the 84th week since the Brexit vote, the 102nd week (that’s nearly two years) since David Cameron (remember him?) scheduled the referendum, yet Brexit prompts more uncertainty, doublespeak, defamation, lies, and violence, says Bruce Newsome.  
January 29, 2018

Leave Now and Give Us Certainty!

The May administration has come to be characterised by reaction, contradiction, incompetence and the unknown. Rather than fanning the flames of uncertainty she needs to offer guidance and leadership. If not, the best route ahead is to withdraw from the EU immediately, then negotiate from a position of sovereignty, says Bruce Newsome. 
January 22, 2018

May is a modern day Neville Chamberlain

Theresa May is as irredeemable as Neville Chamberlain after Munich: She should go quicker than he did, says Bruce Newsome.
January 14, 2018

Brexit is a reaction to the rise of left-wing populism

Far from being a right-wing populist conspiracy, Brexit is a repudiation to an ever-encroaching left-wing populist orthodoxy.
January 8, 2018

Tony Blair does not know how to argue logically

Tony Blair and his cronies have lost all sense of logic and reason since the Referendum, relying on baseless feelings, writes Bruce Newsome
December 31, 2017

Adonis exit is recipe of Government’s own making

Lord Adonis’s barmy, prejudicial, illogical depiction of Brexit is partly a symptom of the Government’s own disjointed approach to Brexit, argues Bruce Newsome.
December 27, 2017

Downing Street’s scuppering its own negotiating position

By failing to exalt the virtues of Brexit, the Government is inadvertently helping to perpetuate the myth that the Brexit movement is anti-European, and in so doing undermining its negotiating position, says Bruce Newsome.  
December 16, 2017

May’s disingenuous Brexit vision

Theresa May’s Brexit doesn’t mean Brexit at all, argues Bruce Oliver Newsome. It sees us continue to sacrifice our national sovereignty, continue to pour money into the EU's coffers, all the while increasing our economic uncertainty and stability.  
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