Category Archives: Brexit

Never mind the coup, let’s have those by-elections

It’s perhaps fitting that a significant number of those who are hysterically screaming about a fascist coup having taken place in the UK, can’t even spell the word.  Within hours of the announcement that the Queen had agreed to Boris … Continue reading

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Brexit – Courage or Stupidity?

There’s an epigram doing the rounds on social media at the moment – “Courage is knowing something might hurt and doing it anyway.  Stupidity is the same thing.  That’s why life is hard”. As an analogy for Brexit, and the … Continue reading

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Lack of integrity will sink Change UK

Nobody who has been following UK news in the past few weeks can have missed the meteoric rise in support for the newly-formed Brexit Party.  But what of the other party that was formed in recent months, with the opposite … Continue reading

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Get the Popcorn Ready – it’s Corbyn vs Farage

Who would you rather see in no 10 Downing Street – Jeremy Corbyn or Nigel Farage? The question is not as preposterous as it sounds.  With a recent Comres poll finding the Brexit Party is now in second place in … Continue reading

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Think you’ve seen political change? You ain’t seen nothing yet

 “If… what a thought ….if they were to betray the wishes of the biggest democratic exercise in the history of this nation, then I think if you feel, since June the 23rd, you’ve seen political change in this country – … Continue reading

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It’s Codswallop, Carole

If you’re not an avid reader of the Observer, and if you’re not obsessed with Brexit, or particularly active on social media, you may not have heard of Carole Cadwalladr. It’s probably fair to say that Ms Cadwalladr divides opinion … Continue reading

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Let’s tackle anti-semitism where it exists – not where it doesn’t

A friend asked me recently whether I’d considered writing a blog about the rising incidence of anti-Semitism within the Labour Pary and within Britain as a whole. My response, quite honestly, was no.  It was, and still is, a topic … Continue reading

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My Plan for Brexit? Walk Away

“None of the Brexiteers had a plan.  Do you?” If I had a pound for every time I’ve been asked this question on social media, I’d be a rich woman.  In a very recent experience, a Facebook friend demanded I … Continue reading

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Dear Jessica – a social media etiquette dilemma

I have a friend who has an annoying habit of removing my comments from her posts on Facebook, when they don’t conform to the response she was hoping for or expecting. The first time she did it, I genuinely didn’t … Continue reading

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Why won’t Giles Fraser ask where the men are?

I’ve spent the past four years on the defensive against accusations that as a Brexiter, I am aligning myself with some of the worst people and opinions in society.  And mostly I’ve just batted the accusations away as complete nonsense, … Continue reading

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