Kiye Idowu

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Brexit has ruined my case against Scottish independence

I can feel my views on Scottish independence changing. Not enough to write a column about it, perhaps, but enough to sneak in a mention here. Scotland voted to stay in the EU, and England didn’t, and this somehow changes everything. People who argue that Scotland also voted to stay in the UK, and …

Raheem Kassam pulls out of Ukip leadership race because 'path to victory is too narrow'

Raheem Kassam, a former aide to Nigel Farage, has dropped out of the race to become Ukip leader, saying "the path to victory is too narrow".<p>Mr Kassam told his supporters: "As of today, I am formally suspending my campaign for Ukip leader.<p>"After much consideration, I have decided not to pursue my …

This is why the Government won’t be able to bring back grammar schools

The Government’s decision to scrap plans to force all under-performing schools to become academies has fuelled speculation at Westminster that …

Assessing Why Remain Lost The Brexit Vote

Daniel Korski, deputy director of former British Minister David Cameron’s policy unit, has published a fascinating and intelligent, if inevitably partial and partisan, assessment of why Remain lost the Brexit referendum last June. Journalism of this quality is the first draft of history. It …

Jeremy Hunt admits his £10bn for the NHS involves other cuts to UK health budgets

Jeremy Hunt has admitted his claim of an extra £10 billion for the NHS involves “painful” cuts in other health budgets, after heated Commons …

Theresa May: Over 100 days of leadership and only one thing remains clear about the future of the UK

It’s been over a hundred days since Theresa May became Britain’s new prime minister and took the unenviable job of steering the country through Brexit. Since taking office, May has insisted, repeatedly, that “Brexit means Brexit,” but it’s fair to be confused about what that means; Britain is still …

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Independence is a 'greater threat' to Scotland's economy than Brexit

Jeremy Peat, former chief economist at RBS, and Owen Kelly, head of industry group Scottish Financial Enterprise, warned that the "uncertainties" caused by independence "look even greater" than those caused by Brexit.<p>They say that "nearly every provider of financial services in Scotland" serves the …

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