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An Octogenarian in the modern world

Posts Tagged ‘Cameron

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 […]

STUNG INTO ACTION

June 21, 2016

“Saying it once is enough if you say it clearly.” I was brought up to think that and it takes an octogenarian ages to accept that in the plethora of words encouraged by the media and the internet, that the old mantra is just not true. I have tried to blog only once a day […]

TWO FULL DAYS LEFT.

June 20, 2016

The LEAVE campaign and the REMAIN campaign seem to have almost equal support. Will anything new be said in the last few days? The strategists have stuck so far with The Economy for REMAIN and Immigration for LEAVE. Presumably they have identified target groups where these are the things that matter most. Do their arguments […]

NEW IDEAS ABOUT THE EU

June 9, 2016

By chance I have found and started reading a book about nations and power by some celebrated US professor. He starts off by describing the Chinese (Ming) and Mogul and Ottoman empires and explaining why they withered. The chief cause in his view is that they were centrally controlled by an elite group that became […]

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 […]

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 […]

BREXIT FIGHTS BACK

May 26, 2016

I was delighted by the comments of Allister Heath in the Daily Telegraph today.He was rubbishing the gloomy forecasts about leaving and described them as ‘a farrrago of nonsense’. He kept up the strong language when dealing with the Treasury’s analysis of the short term consequences of leaving. ‘A scandalously unethical concoction of a kind […]

THE DANGERS OF STAYING IN THE EU.

March 10, 2016

The advocates of staying have started their scare campaign about the dangers attached to leaving. What about the dangers of staying? If we do, we shall only get more of the same. We shall get more interference from Brussels and further loss of national independence. We shall cease to be a nation. Acceptance of the […]

PITY THE POLITICIAN

December 4, 2014

That must seem an odd exhortation in an age where most politicians are regarded as self-seeking and greedy and bereft of principles. But two current issues inspire me to sympathise with them and feel that they have a near-impossible task.  The European Economy is one of them. The experts disagree about what should be done: […]

IMMIGRATION AGAIN

December 2, 2014

The issue rumbles on, with a recent Cameron speech in which he tried to please everybody Two aspects seem to me to be ignored. One is the prevailing UK culture of envy – expecting too much and seeing those who have more as exploiters. Despite the existence of many honest work-seekers, there is a suspicion […]