Second Referendum Test

In the 2016 Referendum the people decided to leave the European Union but had very little idea of the effects this would have on their country. Therefore when the terms of separation are agreed the people must have the right to decide again, provided they now understand these effects. To avoid another defective decision (which … More Second Referendum Test

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Floccinaucinihilipilification You may be interested to learn about floccinaucinihilipilification. This is the longest word in Hansard, used by Jacob Rees-Mogg in condemning the ECJ’s judges for ruling on their own salary increases: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GmXQOJhd0_0 It was clever, not just because of the extraordinary word itself but because the issue gained a bit more traction in the … More Quickies-4

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More Negotiations Reuters reports in an article that can be found here: https://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-britain-eu-options/stairway-to-brexit-barnier-maps-out-uks-canadian-path-idUKKBN1ED23R “[I]n an interview with several European newspapers on Monday, Barnier stressed that any deal would not replicate the kind of access London financial services firms have now and he has repeatedly said that while a trade pact will be tailored to the … More Shorties-18

More High and Mighty

Our previous post introduced a theme we have found ourselves repeating again and again: The EU consistently displays disdain for the opinions and preferences of the common man and woman in the street, or field, on the bus and even via his or her elected representative in a national parliament. A list of relevant links, … More More High and Mighty

High and Mighty

During the course of our blogging about the EU and the Brexit Referendum we have touched repeatedly on a number of themes. In this post we highlight the disdain in which the EU and its leaders hold the people and their nations. So great is the mission that it must not be impeded by citizens’ … More High and Mighty