“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 […]

Love Island – Why It Could Have Saved Us From Brexit, But Didn’t

Reading Time: 4 minutes In August last year, I wrote a post about the TV masterpiece, Love Island, and how it could save us all from Brexit. For those of you who don’t know what I’m talking about, here’s a re-run. The final episode unfolded thus,   He stole a kiss on a rock, overlooking the still ocean. A […]

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 […]

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. […]

The EU Should Learn From Brexit, And Be Inspired By The Enlightenment

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Reading Time: 4 minutes Of all the political and economic crises that the European Union has faced in recent years, the UK’s decision to leave  – for whatever reason – is the most challenging for the EU governing bodies. At least, it should be if the EU values its continued existence. The UK had a fair share of internal […]

Citizens’ Rights After Brexit: What Is There To Be Grateful About?

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Reading Time: 4 minutes     For British citizens living in the EU-27, Brussels is negating one of the fundaments of its own Union – freedom of onward movement – after Brexit. The UK appears to be turning a blind eye – at least for now.       The Netherlands has become the latest EU-27 member state to […]

London’s Eye On Europe

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Reading Time: 5 minutes They don’t politicise Union Jacks being waved at the Last Night of the Proms, accompanying a defiant melody, overflowing with pomp and circumstance. They applaud the vain attempt to remind everybody that if Britannia doesn’t rule the waves anymore, she certainly deserves to. Forgotten are the days of dark colonialism associated with Britain’s mastery of Neptune’s […]

Guy Verhofstadt – Lost In The Mist Over Antwerp

Reading Time: 5 minutes In his latest rant, Guy Verhofstadt – my favourite federalist Euroslicker – has, once again, added to the market value of the F-word, F for federalism. On the French crisis, he writes, What started as a decent, middle-class protest against a new tax on diesel fuel has been hijacked by professional thugs and extremists railing against migrants, […]

Hypochondria, Paranoia and the Brexit Vote: “EU Migrants Who go Bump in the Night.”

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Reading Time: 4 minutes Today’s leadership challenge against Theresa May is just another symptom in the UK’s “European pathology.” From a state of hypochondria and paranoia affecting the people, schizophrenia has now set in the political establishment. Schizophrenia may result in some combination of hallucinations, delusions, and extremely disordered thinking and behaviour that impairs daily functioning. Post originally published 24/10/16 […]