“…one of the best bloggers in Britain” — Nick Cohen

Welcome to Jack of Kent, the personal website of liberal journalist and lawyer David Allen Green. You can read the Jack of Kent blog here.  My old site is still over at http://jackofkent.blogspot.com/. I write regularly for the New Statesman and The Lawyer websites, and you can also follow me on Twitter and Facebook. I can be contacted at jackofkent@gmail.com.

Why the draft withdrawal agreement may be the only responsible option

British politics is currently exciting, with resignations and the prospects of leadership challenges. But when the excitement passes, there are certain brute facts about Brexit and the draft withdrawal agreement which will still be there. * First, there will still be the mandate of the referendum result. One may contest that there was a real … Read more

A “Burma Brexit” – why Remainers should allow the Brexit mandate to be discharged

We are now only a few months away from 29th March 2019, which is when by automatic operation of law the United Kingdom leaves the European Union. (There are ways that this date may get delayed, and it is even still possible Brexit could get cancelled altogether.  But a delay or cancellation currently looks unlikely.) … Read more