Bexit Musings (33) – The Brussels Eurostar Arriving On Platforms 5, 6 And 7, Is Coming In Sideways

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Reading Time: 2 minutes     The EU will just have to sit and wait for the Eurostar from Brussels to derail completely.     Have you ever had that feeling of despair? Stuck in traffic on the motorway, only 2 miles from the airport, with time running out and the departure time of your holiday charter airline to […]

Brexit Musings (31) – The Withdrawal Deal: Divorce Or Funeral?

Reading Time: 3 minutes In a divorce, there are always children who suffer. At a funeral, there are always those who are left alone.   It’s quite ironic that for over 40 years, the EU and UK have been constantly bickering, with the UK acting like a spoiled cat who doesn’t know whether to go outside or stay indoors. […]

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 […]

A Trader, a Clown, And a Devil – The Brexit England “Three Liars”

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Reading Time: 6 minutes When historians look back at why the EU referendum was organized, how it was run, and what the people voted for, it will become obvious to even the average history student that the whole affair was based on lies, deceit, and misconceptions. Historians will also note that not many times in the course of history, […]

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 […]

Brexit Musings (30) – Never Read The Morning Newspaper Before Breakfast

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Reading Time: 4 minutes It’s just so tough getting up, in the morning. One thing I never do before, during, or straight after breakfast, is take a glance at newspaper headlines on my tablet. That would really put me in a bad mood. The EU leaders who assembled in the beautiful Austrian town of Salzburg, should have done the same. […]

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 […]