A general trend has emerged within political circles that, for one reason or another, the junior coalition partner in government seems to emerge worse off, getting the majority of the blame for tough decisions and less of the credit for what is achieved, writes.
The dark side of internet technology in general and Facebook — which now owns WhatsApp and Instagram — in particular have been among the many problems governments have wrestled with throughout 2018. They remain unresolved as we welcome the new year. Like the hydrogen bomb, the technology cannot be uninvented, yet legislatures around the free world struggle to find ways to curtail its destructive power.
Nigel Farage claimed to have pulled off the “most extraordinary result in British politics for 100 years” as Ukip surged to the top of the European polls in a contest which will leave the leaders of Westminster’s main parties counting the cost.
Eurosceptics last night delivered a strong warning to the Tory leadership over its handling of Britain’s future relationship with Brussels after 130 MPs backed criticism of the Government’s failure to include plans to enshrine an EU referendum in law.