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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

Read All About It (1)

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Reading Time: 5 minutes Read All About It – A light-hearted look at news that is either fake, or futile     Theresa May Diagnosed With “Hooping Cough”   Having suffered an acute bout of cough, at last year’s Conservative Party Conference, Theresa May was seen to involuntarily dance her way to the podium, at this year’s conference, in […]

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. […]

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 […]

Brexit Musings (27) – Love Island: A Glimmer Of Hope For Remainers

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Reading Time: 4 minutes He stole a kiss on a rock, overlooking the still ocean. A silhouette of love, a shadow of feelings. And as the sun disappeared over their new horizon, they were encompassed by the warm glow of dusk. He took her closer and whispered tenderly, “You know, my love. You know that this could never have […]