Brexit Musings (42) – London And Brussels Get Their Wires Crossed Over A Faulty Extension

Reading Time: 4 minutes The original extension Can someone help me with understanding the extension? I thought that I was quite knowledgeable about Brexit, having been upset, angry and frustrated for two weeks after the referendum that I couldn’t vote in, having worried for 18 months about the continuing validity of my qualification, having been forced to spend money […]

A Second Referendum? Why Not Make It The Best Of Three!

Reading Time: 3 minutes This post will probably amuse the few and infuriate the many. But I’m entitled to my alternate views since, having been disenfranchised for one referendum, I certainly don’t want to be disenfranchised a second time. So please spare me the embarrassment of a second EU referendum and besides, the first one was bad enough. Putting […]

2016 And All That: The Rise And Fall Of “Homo brexitus”

Reading Time: 7 minutes In 2016, the UK witnessed the appearance of a new “species” of citizen – Homo brexitus. I certainly do not use this description in a pejorative way. It’s just a term that I found useful – before the Guardian did – to describe the citizens of my motherland who “fell out of love” with the […]

“Just A Minute” – Two Years To Talk About Brexit Without Hesitation, Repetition Or Deviation!

Reading Time: 4 minutes Brexit is so blank, just anybody can talk about it without hesitation, repetition or deviation, and still not know what the hell they’re going on about.   Rumours have it that Brexit day may be delayed for up to two years, which will give dear old Theresa May enough time to hold as many general […]

Spot And Stop That Lorry: “Irish Border 2.0” (PS4 and XBox)

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Reading Time: 5 minutes Although Theresa May has scarpered and Boris Johnson is ready to take over, Brexit is still with us. Brexit and the Irish border. Time to update my juvenile solution to the Irish question.     There seems to be two basic problems with the thorny question of the Irish border. In the same way that […]

Have You Heard The Joke About An English PM, A French Negotiator, And An Irish Border?

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Reading Time: 3 minutes No, before you ask, this is not the joke about the Englishman, Scotsman, and Irishman in a pub, where the Englishman wanted to leave, so they all had to leave. This is a joke about an English prime minister, a French negotiator, and an Irish border. All three waited nearly two years to come up […]

Hard-Line British Conservatives Must Not Hold Europe Hostage

Reading Time: 3 minutes If we accept that the will of the British electorate, as expressed in the 2016 referendum on Europe, be respected, we must accept that the UK will no longer be part of the EU, from March 29th onwards. Only a second referendum, with the option to stay, could reverse the decision of the 2016 referendum. […]