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Archive for the ‘REFERENDUM’ Category

A CLEVER PLOT?

July 12, 2016

The majority of ministers in the Cameron government wanted Britain to stay in the EU. They lost, and their Prime Minister resigned. But, just three weeks later, they have a new Prime Minister who was also on their side.They are in a far better position than seemed likely when they woke up on that Friday […]

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 […]

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. […]

COMPETITION AND THE EU

June 14, 2016

The conflict goes on day after day with not much new being said on either side. Every claim is disputed, or branded as an outright lie.An unavoidable fact is that we just don’t know what will happen if stay or if we go. Given my own state of ignorance, the voting decision is bound to […]

MAY SHE DEFEND OUR LAWS

June 13, 2016

For the Queen’s 90 birthday the National Anthem was sung in many places. The words are a bit corny and it is normally restricted to the first verse. The church I was in elected to add verse 3, in which the words of the title above appear. The Queen will have no chance of defending […]

THE ESTABLISHED WISDOM

June 7, 2016

Cameron keeps on saying how stupid it is to ignore the supposed expert economic arguments for staying in the EU. He asks “Who do you trust?” He wants us to answer ‘”the experts, and D.Cameron!” Well, you (D.Cameron) I certainly don’t trust. You sound as if you are endlessly repeating what the brief says. There […]

A TRUTH ABOUT STAYING IN THE EU

June 6, 2016

here is a quote from a press article today by Jeffrey Sterling. “If we vote to remain on June 23, does anybody seriously believe that Angela Merkel and Francois Hollande will happily hand over the EU steering wheel to Britain so that we can guide it towards reform? The reality is that we will be […]

EXIT GAINS MOMENTUM

June 5, 2016

The last few days have seen the OUT campaign gaining ground. I like that, but am a bit worried to hear Boris and Michael putting more emphasis on economics. I suppose they must do something to attack the distortions offered by the IN lobby, but the economic arguments are unprovable. There are better grounds for […]

REFERENDUM. WHAT WAS SAID TODAY.

June 1, 2016

Boris talked about a post-exit immigration policy based on the Australian model. That is a constructive suggestion and a change from all the negatives that have been flying about. The Australian policy exists, and works. The papers also reported a comment by Mr. Tusk directed to the Europhile Political Dreamers, amongst which I suppose he […]