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. […]

Bless This House – The Week Westminster Completely Lost The Plot

Reading Time: 4 minutes It has been a week at Westminster that was an embarrassment for all British citizens residing in the EU, whether they are dual-nationals or not. By chance today, I was asked by someone where I came from. I jokingly replied that I was a British/French national, but that once a withdrawal agreement was agreed, I […]

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 […]

Brexit Musings (36) – Theresa May’s Vultures: “I Dunno, What You Wanna Do With The Deal?”

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Reading Time: 3 minutes Do you remember that wonderful scene in Walt Disney’s Jungle Book, where a group of hippy-looking vultures just don’t know what to do? Well, it seems that our merry bunch of Brexiteers don’t know what to do either. But it’s not passing the day that’s a problem, it’s passing that bloody Brexit deal. Here’s the […]