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FULL ENGLISH BREAKFAST

September 27, 2019

In the great Brexit debate we hear very little about how dire life will be if we DON’T leave the EU. Imagine for a moment that the remainers somehow manage to overturn the referendum results. Within Europe there will be rejoicing that we have failed to break free and a new confidence in the power […]

BORIS, BREXIT AND EUROPE

September 13, 2019

I have become very frustrated  by the attempts to stop Boris getting us out of the EU on October 31st. To prevent my anger impeding logical thought, I used Google to find out what he EU is really all about. I found little that I did not know before. It all started with the laudable […]

BORIS. WHAT NEXT?

September 1, 2019

Is it possible for the confusion over Brexit to be worse today than it was yesterday? apparently, YES. One result of the confusion is that emotional decision-making looks a better option than ever. I want OUT, and I believe BORIS has a good chance of delivering. The opposition seeks to make a NO DEAL exit […]

BEST NEGOTIATOR?

July 3, 2016

The UK press today is full of the contest to become leader of the Tory party and (presumably) the next Prime Minister. The winner will have to decide when to trigger Article 50. (With the extreme possibility of a second referendum and reversing the OUT verdict.) Before that action the PM will need a clear […]

WHAT, NO BORIS?

June 30, 2016

That is something I did not expect at all. In his speech there was a comment about not being able to provide the type of leadership needed. That is easy to believe (too confrontational) but having him say so is a real turn up. Between  the two front-runners now, May and Gove, I will find […]

WHAT EUROPE DO THEY WANT?

June 28, 2016

The mood is calming down, but not fast and not yet enough. Some European leaders seem to see solving the freedom of movement problem as the key to amicable UK membership. Nobody has given enough attention to the gap between overall objectives. I wonder what is in the minds of those who call for ever-closer […]

SHAPES IN THE FOG.

June 26, 2016

As the days go by, comments about BREXIT show less instant reaction and a bit more thought. Some sense is appearing through the mist of shock and recrimination. A piece in The Times today dealt with the OUT vote by  labour supporters in defiance of the official labour line. It seemed to suggest that those […]

TWO DAYS AFTER VOTE

June 25, 2016

  Predictably, some Remainers are saying “I told you so”. Yes, they did, but we still voted OUT. Time will show whether the awfulness will be as bad as they promised. There is general assent to the mantra that “The will of the people must be respected” yet voices are still saying “The people got […]

ONE WIN ONLY. WHAT NEXT?

June 24, 2016

Brexit has won the referendum.  My side won. How do I feel now? Surprised. Because I thought a lot of LEAVE voters would chicken out at the last moment. Frightened. Because we must now make it work, and that is going to be tough. Relieved. Because our future in the EU would be national  annihilation. […]

LAST BLAST

June 22, 2016

Tomorrow we vote. On Friday morning it will all be over. How will I feel?  If LEAVE wins I shall be excited by a new, unexplored, adventurous world. If REMAIN wins I shall be disappointed but not greatly surprised. I suspect that some people will run for cover at the last moment and give in […]