SMITH’S SOAPBOX: Has the Trump Train chugged onto the wrong tracks? ALSO: The media silence on Sweden and why hasn't Douglas Carswell written back to me?

“I’m gonna bomb the shit out of them!” proclaimed President Trump of ISIS. Well, he’s made a start. And this bombing is at least in keeping with a promise he made in his campaign. Last week’s bombing of Syria against President Assad’s alleged chemical attack on his own people has seriously created division between his […]

Theresa May To Invoke Article 50 Next Week

BBC UK – May said she would write a letter to the European Council, adding that it hoped negotiations on the terms of exit and future relations could then begin as quickly as possible. The move comes nine months after a referendum in which the UK voted to leave by a margin of 51.9% to […]

Smith’s Soapbox: Will UKIP turn to a bail-out from Banks? And has Douglas Carswell gone one Tweet too far?

The moment Paul Nuttall’s defeat in last week’s Stoke-On-Trent Central by-election was confirmed, many saw it as the death knell for the UK Independence Party. Obituaries were written by people on both ends of the political spectrum, and questions were asked of Nuttall’s leadership. It felt like UKIP was the last dodo, wandering the wilderness […]

Evans and Nuttall refuse Rees-Evans TV debate

The UK Independence Party’s leadership contest took another unsavoury turn when frontrunner Paul Nuttall and fellow contender Suzanne Evans refused to participate in a television debate with “outsider” John Rees-Evans. Mr Rees-Evans, whose campaign – which is centred on giving the party’s members more control – gained considerable traction and support amongst the members with […]