Posts by Hugo Dixon

Bilston focus group homes in on migration

Pat McFadden, MP for Wolverhampton South East, invited me to a focus group just before Christmas with nine local residents...

Bradford Politics in the Pub huddle reveals multiple concerns

By Hugo Dixon This week CommonGround held a lively public event in Bradford with Politics in the Pub and the...

Ten Towns: Bradford and Wolverhampton – first impressions

by Hugo Dixon Last month CommonGround went to Bradford and Wolverhampton as part of our Ten Towns initiative. We’ll be...

What’s the plan?

“The Government should produce a Green Paper at least two months before it triggers Article 50 so Parliament and voters...

Richmond Park may mark start of anti-Brexit fightback

The Tories say the Richmond Park by-election doesn’t change anything on Europe. But the passion of voters in the south...

Why hold primary in Richmond Park, not just back LibDems?

Some pro-Europeans think the best way of defeating Brexiter Zac Goldsmith in the upcoming Richmond Park by-election is simply to...

May should use summit to make EU citizens feel welcome

Next week is perfect moment to repair damage caused by anti-foreigner rhetoric. PM should guarantee rights of Europeans living in UK.

BBC let public down with referendum coverage

It didn’t challenge interviewees, make room for alternative views or inform the public adequately, despite what its director of news says.

100 days after Brexit, don’t give up hope

Most MPs who backed remain have run to the hills. The government seems heading for hard Brexit. But the game isn’t over yet.

Corbyn is right to call for migrant impact fund

Though migration benefits UK overall, money isn’t channelled to communities that need it fast enough. A new fund would help fix the problem.