Marie Le Conte
What if there isn’t a path forward for Keir Starmer?
Keir Starmer became leader of the Labour party just under a year ago. He isn’t doing great; he isn’t doing terribly either, but few seem to believe he currently is doing a brilliant job. One might argue that no politician could master the art of opposition in the current political circumstances anyway, but it isn’t […]
Who backs who in the modern Conservative party?
In her latest Jackdaw circular, Marie Le Conte observes a rare ceasefire in Tory backbench alliances. Will it hold?
To Westminster: remember climate change?
In her latest Jackdaw entry, Marie Le Conte argues Westminster politicians are forgetting about one very important issue.
How shutting borders is punishing migrants in the UK
I have no plans to leave, but I have to confess that the past few years haven’t been easy on us immigrants, argues Marie Le Conte
Brexit: Is Groundhog Day Over At Last?
As Brexit negotiations continue in the 11th hour, Marie Le Conte considers the omnipresent question of the last four years
The Old Boy Network is Back
With the corridors of Westminster emptied by the pandemic, former insiders are out of the loop and personal connections rule supreme, says Marie Le Conte
The PM has Forgotten Where Power Truly Resides
To soothe public outrage, says Marie Le Conte, the government need to look beyond the green benches
Parliament may be up and running but what’s the point of Westminster if all those endless drinks receptions are still forbidden? All work and no play is no fun for anyone.
The Jackdaw: Staffers Had It Hardest
Over the last year we’ve seen dozens of MPs switch parties or go independent. But how does such an unexpected move affect their hard-working staff?