Pissing in or pissing out? The ‘big tent’ of Green Alliance

[…] EEC Presidency in ’70s; SNP candidate in 1992 and 1997. JOHN STEWART – National Coal Board Industrial Relations section from ’50s; major writer on local government; wife (Theresa Stewart) had long career in Labour local government in Birmingham DICK TAVERNE – Labour MP for Lincoln 1962; QC 1965; left Labour Party and formed his […]

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The View from the Bridge

[PDF file]: […] (and worse) have been heard for months coming from UKIP and those of similar views on the Conservative right. Summarised at or < https://www.theguardian.com/politics/ 2017/sep/23/johnson-forced-mays-hand-on-eu-claim-tories-as-cabinet-truce-unravels> Johnson forced Theresa May’s hand on EU, claim Tories as cabinet truce unravels. 63 Summarised at or < https://www.theguardian.com/politics/ 2017/sep/23/johnson-forced-mays-hand-on-eu-claim-tories-as-cabinet-truce-unravels> 64 65 Reviewed in this issue of Lobster. See […]

The Brexit impasse

[PDF file]: The Brexit impasse Scott Newton The UK government’s approach to Brexit has floundered along ever since Theresa May’s infamous ‘Brexit is Brexit’ comment in July 2016, which sought to foreclose Britain’s negotiating options even before the talks had started. It excluded the possibility of a Norway-style relationship between the European Union (EU) and the […]

Kincora: abuse and the British state

[PDF file]: […] leader of a loyalist paramilitary organization called Tara and had two expressed hatreds: the Roman Catholic Church and Communism. On 29 October 2014 the British Home Secretary, Theresa May, wrote to Tam Dalyell, the former Father of the House of Commons, regarding the Historical Institutional Abuse Inquiry (HIA) chaired by a former High Court […]

A tale of two Islingtons: How Blair opened the door for Corbyn

[PDF file]: […] legislature (and quite possibly imprisonment) in any other country. Such largesse is a privilege zealously guarded by all PMs and the recent use of these powers by Theresa May (and by implication, Corbyn, should he become PM) has renewed calls for the UK to upgrade its constitutional arrangements. Blair and Brown are culpable for […]

Some agent protection issues and more comment on SIS PR

[PDF file]: […] protection issue – I would say one of the most important on recent public record – arose when Lady NevilleJones, formerly Dame Pauline Neville-Jones, told Home Secretary Theresa May that Mrs. May did not have ‘sufficient security clearance’ to view raw intelligence about a potential terrorist attack. I believe Lady Neville-Jones was right to […]

The View from the Bridge

[PDF file]: […] most colleagues – political colleagues – frankly, have only a really rather tenuous grip on, or interest in, how the economy works . . . Part of Theresa May’s challenge – she’s not going to like me saying this, but if we’re doing a historical record – was that her experience was exclusively in […]

South of the border

[PDF file]: […] from outside are banned) and that General Kelly might even have been aware that the recording was taking place. * new * How viable was the ‘ISIS-inspired Theresa May murder plot’? In August, 21 year-old Naa’imur Zakariyah Rahman was sentenced to a minimum term of 30 years for plotting to kill British Prime Minister, […]

Anna Raccoon and the dawn of Savilisation

[PDF file]: […] Health Service, by various police forces, education authorities and by the ongoing £100 million Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA), announced by the British home secretary Theresa May in 2014, will never be known. Cameron-Blackie collated extra information from research into BBC records gathered online by two other blogging investigators known as Moor […]

AFRICOM, NATO and the EU

[PDF file]: […] the aim of ensuring that conflict prevention and disaster management experts in both bodies develop a coherent, multi-dimensional approach to early warning efforts.’ 63 In August 2007, Theresa Whelan, the Pentagon’s Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Africa, said: ‘The intent is to create a command that is as unique and diverse as Africa […]

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