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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