June 4, 2019 Kerrie O'Flynn

Tory leadership contestant Rory Stewart has recently pitched his solution to the Brexit gridlock – a 500 strong Citizens’ Assembly which will make an informed assessment of the Brexit landscape and report back to Parliament with recommendations on a way forward. This is a welcome suggestion and one that I have heard before. But when…

May 29, 2019 Andrew Niblett

Nothing Has Changed Despite all the reaction, the proclamations of victory and the debate over who really ‘won’, the European Election results in the UK didn’t throw up any major surprises. The UK is still as divided as ever. People who voted Remain still want to remain, people who voted Leave still want to leave,…

May 11, 2019 Charles Cummins

We experienced a welcome treat in the Commons this week – that rare and illusive animal – an actual debate. It only lasted five minutes but it was a joy to behold. In an opposition day debate on TV licenses for the over 75s, Conservative MP James Cartlidge made an unexpected speech following an intervention…

April 16, 2019 Ilse Brenner

Coming to London for my semester abroad all anyone kept saying was, “What an exciting time to go and learn about UK politics. You will be there for when the UK leaves the EU.” Fast forward four months to April, my internship at Navigate Politics is ending, and the UK is still in the same…

April 16, 2019 Ilse Brenner

Twitter has transformed the way politics is conducted. Politicians have increased their presence on the internet and are now able to reach out to potential supporters while also keeping up with constituents with just a click of a button. Today, having a good social media presence is vital for any political campaign and an easy…

April 4, 2019 Ilse Brenner

There is an alternate universe where perhaps David Cameron never chooses to have a referendum or the remain vote won. David Cameron would still be Prime Minister and politics in 2019 would have been devoted to the usual arguments. Instead, domestic policy in the UK has been in a state of purgatory that has, as…

April 2, 2019 Andrew Niblett

The decision by Nicholas Boles to resign from the Conservative Party following the second set of indicative votes on Monday night was not unexpected, but should still be seen as yet another major moment in British politics. He had recently quit his local association due to deselection moves being made against him, with many local…

March 14, 2019 Charles Cummins

Downing Street’s hope the meaningful vote on the Withdrawal Agreement would pass last night was blown apart over twelve hours before the vote when the Attorney General gave the Prime Minister his advice that, despite the new agreements reached the previous night, the legal risk the UK would have no lawful means of exiting the…