Peter Divey

April 1, 2019

Tory Leadership: Runners and Riders

Peter Divey assesses the likely contenders for the Tory leadership.
February 14, 2019

The resurgent Trump

As Democrats and Republicans draw up their battle plans ahead of next year's Presidential election, Peter Divey discusses a resurgent Trump and an increasingly out of touch Democratic Party.
November 20, 2018

Labour plot for another General

As the reality of the failed Brexiteer mutiny continues to set, eyes turn to the next stages of the Brexit saga, including Labour's manoeuvring for another General Election, says Peter Divey.
October 1, 2018

Vince Cable’s Logan’s Run

The Lib Dems under Vince Cable’s stewardship has come to represent a covert form of Soylent Green or Logan's Run. The ludicrous utterances of Cable and his ilk will only further undermine the perceived value of elderly people, warns Peter Divey.
September 24, 2018

Canada +++ here we come!

Post Salzburg, Canada +++ seems the most likely agreement now (provided the integrity of the UK can be maintained with some sort of legal fudge).
September 24, 2018

Are all Brexit voters moronic?

Peter Divey assesses purported ‘scientific evidence’ undermining the credibility of the Brexit referendum result.   
September 21, 2018

No deal rises as May refused gruel

Salzberg is a turning point for good or ill, says Peter Divey. No Deal will now rise up as an honest concept for the first time.
July 17, 2018

Generation Debt

Global spending continues to soar. In so doing, future generations are becoming burdened with yet more debt. We have a moral obligation to address this problem, says Peter Divey.
July 17, 2018

May’s resignation looms

With support among her MPs and Party members continuing to collapse Theresa May’s resignation is a matter of when, not if, says Peter Divey.
July 11, 2018

Trump and his trade reset pledge

Peter Divey examines President Trump's delivery on his trade reset pledge.
July 9, 2018

Boris must lead the Brexit charge

Peter Divey believes there will only be a change in Brexit approach if May is removed. Boris and Johnson could well be the man to lead the charge. 
July 8, 2018

Is this Brexit peace?

May’s Brexit offer bears no more meaning than Chamberlain’s declaration of peace in our time, says Peter Divey.
July 4, 2018

US politics and the death of the centre ground

Peter Divey argues the divide in American politics is only growing larger. As the chasm deepens, so too does the burden placed upon those undecideds. 
June 15, 2018

EU Immigration: we need solutions, not problems

The European Union’s belated reaction to the continent's immigration chaos is to blame those few members with practical solutions.
June 6, 2018

Brexit and a pig’s ear

As the May Government’s vision of Brexit emerges it’s clear for all to see what a ham-fisted betrayal of the electorate’s decision it really is, says Peter Divey.  
May 30, 2018

France, Germany and their Italian puppet

The European Union, guided by France and Germany, has its hand in Italy’s political crisis, says Peter Divey.
May 21, 2018

A de facto second referendum is inevitable

Irrespective of whether we have a second referendum the next General Election will be a de facto rerun no matter what is said, argues Peter Divey.
May 15, 2018

The Donald is no lame duck

Contrary to his critics' predictions, Donald Trump is tearing up the political rulebook and proving to be a new radical and revolutionary President, says Peter Divey.
March 28, 2018

Blue passports and Britain’s sham Brexit

Peter Divey believes the recent farce surrounding the production of our new blue passports is merely another symptom of what has become Britain’s sham Brexit.  
March 13, 2018

Free speech is in retreat

Peter Divey believes free speech in England and Wales is increasingly under threat.
March 2, 2018

The EU has us bent over a barrel

The EU has recognised that the May Government will be prepared to pay any price to prevent a General Election and the risk of a Marxist Corbyn Government, says Peter Divey.
February 18, 2018

The GOP  musn’t lose focus on the mid-terms

The Republicans must not lose focus on the 2018 mid-terms, even though, behind the scenes, Mueller is furiously cleaning shop, says Peter Divey.
February 1, 2018

The sun is setting on Britain’s Brexit dream

Peter Divey argues that the one-way capitulation demonstrated in the first round of negotiations has served only to embolden the EU's negotiating position. The Government is now so weak that the promise of a hard-Brexit is increasingly unfeasible.
January 24, 2018

Pay extra to see Corbyn… if you’re white

The Labour Party have given up all pretence of representing the white working class, writes Peter Divey
January 21, 2018

Tories must capitalise on Momentum pogroms

Mired in its own infighting, the Tories are failing to capitalise on the Momentum pogroms tearing the Labour Party in two, says Peter Divey.
January 16, 2018

The Brexit fallout in the EU is beginning to show

The loss of Britain's financial contributions is exacerbating the East-West divisions in the EU, writes Peter Divey
January 10, 2018

Trump is America’s Iron leader

Trump's resilience at facing off his critics is unparalleled, more than that: he seems to revel in their loathing. By drawing his opponents into his carefully choreographed ‘fog of war’, Peter Divey asks who is the real fool, the President or his detractors?
January 5, 2018

No deal? No chance.

We need to wake up to reality. We’re not going to be leaving the EU without a deal. We’ll have to take a deal, any deal, good or bad. What’s more, every penny of the billions we’ve pledged are as good as in the EU’s pocket, says Peter Divey.   
December 27, 2017

Poland and the EU’s crowbar democracy

The EU’s proposed imposition of punitive penalties against the Polish Government as a response to the country’s judicial changes are anti-democratic and authoritarian, argues Peter Divey.
December 21, 2017

When will Davis go?

Following Damian Green’s sacking, Peter Divey asks when the Brexit Secretary will deliver on his promise to resign. He also examines who the runners and riders would be in a cabinet reshuffle.
December 8, 2017

This agreement is a travesty

 The UK’s deal is making Brexit look less and less likely, says Peter Divey.
December 5, 2017

Brexit means Brexit was a sham

May’s pledge that Brexit would mean Brexit is a sham. It transpires that her vision of Brexit consists of the UK retaining European regulations, tax policy and EU "values". But, all is not lost. We can still salvage this dire situation, believes Peter Divey.
November 30, 2017

Trump and Twitter: the lesser of two evils

Trump’s use of Twitter allows him to circumvent mainstream media and offers some protection against their ability to dictate his image to their audience. Not without its shortcomings, as yesterday shows, it does have its value, says Peter Divey.
November 29, 2017

The dummies’ guide to negotiating with the EU

If David Davis and his team want a knockout punch, they need to transform their approach to negotiations. And here’s how, writes Peter Divey
November 24, 2017

December Council summit is judgement day

Peter Divey argues that should a Brexit trade deal remain out of sight come December’s European Council summit, the UK must get up off its knees. Failure to do so would sacrifice yet more of our collective dignity. 
November 23, 2017

Sex scandals tip scales of justice

The sex scandals on both sides of the Atlantic are tipping the scales of justice. The premise that innocence is assumed until proven guilty is no longer, says Peter Divey.
November 20, 2017

German instability offers UK upper-hand

Peter Divey argues that political instability in Europe means the UK should feel confident in riding the Brexit storm from its position of strength.  
November 14, 2017

May’s Brexit pledge is meaningless

Theresa May’s pledge to enshrine a leave date in law is no more secure than her premiership, says Peter Divey.
November 8, 2017

Labour set for EU re-entry

With Labour rejecting its existing electoral base, pursing instead the once apathetic youth vote, the party will be forced to advance on a vehemently pro-European footing, and in doing so lay the foundations for Britain’s re-entry into the European Union, says Peter Divey.
November 6, 2017

Britain must learn from Trump to succeed

Trump has shown the way to defeat uninspiring centrism and British politics must do the same, writes Peter Divey
November 1, 2017

The Europhile spectre haunts the Brexit process

The re-emergence of the Europhile rebels reminds us why we need Brexit, writes Peter Divey
October 22, 2017

The inequality of austerity

The Barnett formula is deeply unfair to the English regions, writes Peter Divey.
October 19, 2017

BBC phalanx leads second anti-Brexit charge

Peter Divey believes we are witnessing a ‘second push’ on behalf of the pro-remain campaign to destabilise the Brexit process. The charge is led by a phalanx of sympathetic media, of whom the BBC is chief.
October 11, 2017

Britain won’t Brexit in 2019

Peter Divey believes the Government’s claim that the UK will have exited from the European Union by 30 March, 2019 is laughable. If you are following the rules and paying the subs in any club you are clearly still "in", he says.
October 5, 2017

Tories must not neglect core vote

Peter Divey believes that if the Conservatives act fast and bring in the correct talents they can deliver Brexit, preserve their reputation for economic competence, and prevent Jeremy Corbyn from gaining the keys to No.10.
October 4, 2017

EU like used-car salesman

Peter Divey argues the EU’s approach to the Brexit negotiations is like that of a used-car salesman. 
October 1, 2017

Catalan self-determination illusory

The appalling violence handed out by the authorities in Catalonia has shown to the world that in an EU-backed Spain at least the concept of self-determination is illusory, says Peter Divey.
September 25, 2017

May opts for Non-Brexit Brexit

 May’s speech last week signal’s the start of the Conservative Party’s preparation for life in opposition. The EU will now string out our Brexit ‘transition’ until Labour have seized power in 2022, at which point the fire of hope surrounding Britain’s departure from Europe will officially be extinguished, says Peter Divey.
September 18, 2017

Junker’s omnipotent EU

The EU’s quick post-referendum amendment to Article 50 to ensure that, in future, it is subject to Qualified Majority Voting (QMV), coupled with Junker’s ‘radical vision’ for Europe’s future, including the creation of an omnipotent President, is nothing more than a poorly conceived strategy to overcome the awkward and rebellious obstacle of democratic nations, says Peter Divey.
September 12, 2017

Blair pushes for Brexit-ref two

Peter Divey explains that Tony Blair’s recent contributions to the Brexit debate are simply the latest in a series of salvos, coordinated to by the European Union, aimed at pushing Britain towards Brexit-ref two.
September 7, 2017

Winners and losers: a half-term assessment of May’s cabinet

As the fevered Party Conference season draws ever closer, Peter Divey looks in detail at the performance of key members of the Prime Minister’s cabinet, determining who should be sacked and who should be promoted.
August 31, 2017

HMS Queen Elizabeth: laudable or unaffordable?

Peter Divey assesses strengths and weaknesses of Britain’s latest hard power capability: HMS Queen Elizabeth.
August 23, 2017

We should cut foreign aid

Peter Divey believes the rate of foreign aid spending should be reduced until the deficit is eliminated and austerity fades.
August 21, 2017

Brexit negotiations: the Davis poker face

Commenting on the ongoing Brexit negotiations, Peter Divey presents a more bullish perspective of the British side. Poker is often a game of bluff, he says: you can win without the best hand.
August 17, 2017

Cabinet reshuffle: runners and riders

Peter Divey postulates on the anticipated Cabinet reshuffle and offers his thoughts on who should stay and who should go. 
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