Category Archives: Brexit

Yes, the EU referendum was advisory. Parliament still can’t ignore the vote

I’m so tired of people who wish to frustrate the process of Brexit, arguing that “the referendum was only advisory; it was not a binding referendum”. Let’s put this argument to bed once and for all. Yes, it is true … Continue reading

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Yes, 69% of UK constituencies really did vote to leave the EU

A few days ago I wrote a blog in which I mentioned that 69% of constituencies in the United Kingdom voted to leave the EU, as opposed to only 31% who voted to remain. A reader chose to challenge me … Continue reading

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Abandon Brexit? Be prepared to embrace plutocracy

A recent YouGov poll asked the question, “How would you feel if Brexit didn’t happen?” Respondents were allowed to choose up to three options ranging from “Betrayed” or “Angry” to “Delighted” or “Relieved”. As expected, the most common response among … Continue reading

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Defamation 101 – courtesy of the Observer

Over the last few months, I’ve become a bit of a Twitter fanatic. And I’ve learned a lot in that time. I’ve learned that Twitter users can be roughly divided into two groups – those who use their real names … Continue reading

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British politics has a serious branding problem

There is a serious branding problem among the key political parties in Britain at the moment. Labour, with its promises to wipe out student debt and protect the triple lock on pensions, and its upper-middle class support base, can no … Continue reading

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Patriotism is not a dirty word

Well, Andrea Leadsom’s really put the cat among the pigeons with her comments about our broadcasters needing to be a bit more patriotic, hasn’t she?  (for those who haven’t seen it, it’s from 3:14 on attached link) About bloody time, … Continue reading

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UK general election – what just happened?

If you weren’t following the UK election results closely, you could be forgiven for being a bit confused as to who actually won. With Labour declaring a victory for Jeremy Corbyn, Corbyn himself calling for Theresa May to resign and … Continue reading

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Election Day Thoughts

Let’s stop pretending this election is a choice between liberal and conservative, left and right, “for the many” vs “for the wealthy few”. Those choices got turned on their heads when the Tories unveiled their social care tax, which firmly … Continue reading

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A political debate – or, oh God, here we go again….

Is there any quicker way to ruin an evening out with a friend, than to bring politics into the discussion? Usually I’m the guilty party, my obsession with politics rendering me incapable of completely avoiding the subject in company with … Continue reading

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Do What’s Best for Britain – and yourself

Have you heard of Gina Miller? If you live outside the UK, the name may not be immediately familiar to you.   However, if you live in the UK, and have not been hibernating under a rock for the last nine … Continue reading

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