West Midlands UKIP activists, 2009 EU elections.
Josh White / 09 Oct 2019

The Anti-European Dream

Alan Sked’s Brexit

The Brexit debate is often framed as a vicious bout with liberal Europhile centrists in one corner and conservative Eurosceptic nationalists in the other. Anyone in between is knocked out of view.(...)

Everyone loves Brexit. Protest march, London.
Josh White / 25 Sep 2019

UK 1, Johnson 0

Britain’s Constitutional Crisis

Parliament may have been saved, but the UK is still hurtling towards a cliff edge. The Brexit crisis goes to the heart of what kind of country we want to live in.(...)

Finsbury Mosque Attack memorial. London, June 2017.
Josh White / 16 Sep 2019

Right to Remain

North London for Everyone

Haringey Green Lanes is not a long way from Westminster. It’s less than an hour's drive. But it might as well take several hours.(...)

The seeds of Brexit were planted decades ago. Salford, 1971.
Josh White / 02 Sep 2019

Leave to Remain

The Northern View

Bolsover is a long way from Westminster. It’s an old mining town, mostly white British and ageing, where the factories have closed and the mines have been filled in. This is Labour country, but it’s also Brexit country, too.(...)

Brexit will be won like WWII. RAF Spitfires over Dunkirk, July 2017.
Josh White / 09 Aug 2019

The Patriotism Industry

Brexit Cinema War Chic

War films are the new chic. The most common setting being the Second World War, they’re the perfect genre for Brexit-era flag-waving exercises. It’s no surprise and no coincidence.(...)

Just call him the Robo-Tory. Japan, July 2017.
Josh White / 29 Jul 2019

Ideal Tory Subjects

Introducing Team Boris

Once Boris Johnson won, it was clear the cabinet would be remade to suit his agenda. He jettisoned half the team and brought Sajid Javid, Dominic Raab, Michael Gove and Priti Patel into the top tier, but he also drew on the Tory Party’s network of right-wing activists and social media gurus.(...)

Josh White / 10 Jul 2019

No Option But Remain

Corbyn Gives In

It was about time. After months of internal party squabbles, Jeremy Corbyn has decided to take a much more pro-Remain position in a fresh referendum call. (...)

Josh White / 07 Jun 2019

Dead Country

The Theresa May Legacy

It’s hard to believe that Theresa May was once seen as Thatcher 2.0. The British press would regularly say that May will run the country for the next 10 years.(...)

Josh White / 27 May 2019

The Nigel Farage Experience

From UKIP to the Brexit Party

Two politicians and their entourage walked into a West London pub for a quick pint only to find themselves arguing with a bunch of wild-eyed Trotskyists.(...)

Posts navigation