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 […]

Yes, Prime Minister – Jacob Rees-Mogg: Clown Fish Or Great White Shark?

Reading Time: 5 minutes Jacob Rees-Mogg’s comments on just about everything  – from the inevitable Brexit, his hatred of anything remotely gay, to the acceptance of adultery – contain an acrid mix of intellect and populism. In contrast to Donald Trump, whose lack of knowledge concerning so many world matters, makes him hard to be taken seriously, Rees-Mogg mixes […]

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 […]