Brussels has threatened to exclude the UK from the Galileo project, a rival/alternative to America’s GPS satellite navigation system. This shows just how small-minded and vindictive these people are, as if that wasn’t clear enough already. The UK has contributed 12% of the funding so far so if we can’t use it we should dock … More How Disobliging Can You Get?
Psychology suggests we’re more likely to fail if we believe we’re going to fail: optimists who look forward to a successful future are more likely to succeed. That applies to people, to communities and to nations. Too many Britons are worried by what we may lose when we leave the European Union and don’t recognise … More Accentuate the Positive
We are not just citizens of the EU, we are subjects of a regime that we cannot change, either alone or in the company of a majority of our fellow citizens. Here is the definition of the term ‘democratic deficit’ from the EU’s own glossary (see also our Discontented Democrats for an extended commentary). “‘Democratic … More Democracy Denied
David Davis is a nice bloke, always smiling despite having to deal with the intractable Michel Barnier and those behind him. Compare him with Donald Trump, widely regarded around the world as a complete oaf. Which of them is the more successful negotiator? Despite the USA being the world’s foremost power it feels it has … More The Art of The Deal