Author Archives: Grahame Pigney

EU Citizenship Rights are still worth fighting for!

With the New Year comes new but not unexpected work for the People’s Challenge. We are now approaching the final stretch on Brexit, one way or the other crunch time is approaching. This is going to, at the very least, … Continue reading

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Despite, or perhaps because of, the election result the work continues at The People’s Challenge.

The election result was a brutal and salutary lesson for everybody who values the rights and benefits we have accumulated over the past 40 years, together with the moves in the last few months towards a system of democracy where … Continue reading

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100 years of the Liberals & Labour snapping and snarling at each other while the Tories run away with the General Election!

Over the past months the Liberals (Liberal Democrats) and Labour have been fighting over who has the better qualifications to oppose the Tories. Both parties can reasonably campaign based on their inherent, long-standing principles. What is unconscionable is for the … Continue reading

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Andrew Neil’s challenge to Boris Johnson – “Questions of Trust”, an interview “Oven-ready, as Mr Johnson likes to say”

The BBC’s Andrew Neil has issued a challenge to Conservative leader Boris Johnson to take part in a half-hour general election interview with him. Boris Johnson is the only one of the main party leaders not to agree to face … Continue reading

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Making your vote count is not just about registering and voting. Your vote has to help ensure that we get, in THIS election, what is Best for the UK!

A week ago we published a blog piece on How do you make sure your vote counts in this General Election? including some information about the effects, intended and unintended, of tactical voting. In that post, we put links to two of … Continue reading

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Pie crust promises – more evidence, if more is needed, that calling a General Election is just a way to ensure a No-Deal Brexit in 2020!

At a lobby briefing this morning the prime minister’s spokesman ruled out MPs being given a vote on whether or not to request an extension to the Brexit transition, which is due to finish at the end of next year. … Continue reading

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How do you make sure your vote counts in this General Election? Make sure you Register and Vote!

First and foremost make sure you are registered to vote, remember: Students are entitled to register at both their university address and their home address; If you have moved, or changed your name or nationality since you last registered, you … Continue reading

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Is our hard won Brexit Flextension about to go up in flames as Boris Johnson tries to block Parliamentary scrutiny and debate once again?

Having been defeated 3 times in the Commons in his attempts to call a General Election, Boris Johnson is now going for a 4th attempt. This time he is tabling an amendment to the Fixed Term Parliament Act for a … Continue reading

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Boris Johnson attempts to use up even more precious Parliamentary time. Why can’t the opposition parties see this?

So Boris Johnson said that Parliament has run its course, needed a new session and attempts to illegally prorogue it for 5 weeks. He is then slapped down by the Supreme Court but then prorogues it for an “acceptable” period. … Continue reading

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An open letter to M. Macron President de la Republique

This is the English Translation of the letter that I sent to M. Le President de La Republique, Emanuel Macron, on behalf of The People’s Challenge (original French is included below the English). Mr President, I’m writing you this open … Continue reading

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