Brexit Musings (29) – Is Christmas Only Five Brexit Secretaries Away?

Reading Time: 4 minutes They come and they go, brought in by the wind of change, swept away by a river of delusions. The ireality of what they promise is only matched by the conspicuousness of their incompetence. Will the Brexit secretary 3.0 be any better than his predecessors? The big question is, though, whether he will make it through […]

The Withdrawal Agreement – The UK’s Prelude To A “Canada Dry” Brexit?

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Reading Time: 6 minutes   Maybe you were like me, when you were little – on Christmas Eve you just couldn’t sleep, eager to find out what Father Christmas had brought you. You knew what you were getting though, because it was preordained thanks to that 50-page Christmas list you wrote back in August. The much awaited for withdrawal […]

When Democracy Is Bullied By… Democracy

Reading Time: 6 minutes   Some time ago I wrote a post entitled, “Democracy menaced by…democracy,” concerning what I believe are the dangers of holding a referendum in a parliamentary democracy. With March 29th 2019 fast approaching, and an EU/UK deal far from being certain, the demand for a second referendum – the people’s vote – is gaining momentum, and […]

Britse Burgers Na Brexit

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Reading Time: 3 minutes         Gelukkig heb ik ook de Franse nationaliteit en heb vorig jaar een Frans paspoort kunnen krijgen. Maar mijn tandheelkunde diploma is wel uit het VK, en zonder akkoord wat gebeurt ermee? En wat gebeurt met het snel gevonden akkoord van december 2017? Niks waarschijnlijk, maar…     De Brexit en de […]

Is EU Citizenship Meaningless? – The Dutch Seem To Think So

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Reading Time: 4 minutes Last January, a short adaptation of one of my blog posts concerning citizens’ rights after Brexit, was published in the Dutch national newspaper, “Trouw.” I pointed out the problems facing British citizens who will still be living and working in the EU-27 after Brexit. In particular, I stressed the dangers of the upcoming bureaucracy, and the […]