Category Archives: Brexit

No Tony, the problem is not Brexit – it’s Parliament

Tony Blair, on the Andrew Neil show, recently argued for a second referendum rather than a general election on the basis that “If Brexit is the problem, and Brexit is the question, go back to the people on Brexit” This … Continue reading

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Do Labour need some water to wash down that humbug?

For all that his critics may often deplore Boris Johnson’s choice of language, it seems to me that he generally chooses his words quite carefully – by which, I mean not that he couches his meaning in soft phrases designed … Continue reading

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Christmas can’t come early enough for these turkeys

So the Supreme Court has ruled that Boris Johnson’s prorogation of Parliament was unlawful – by reference to a law that does not exist.  We are told that the length of the prorogation is one of the key reasons for … Continue reading

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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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