The Death of the Euro

Our trilogy on the euro currency is now in four parts (like Douglas Adams’ Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy) because we had to break off to discuss the Draft Withdrawal Agreement and other political developments. The previous parts dealt with the past, the present and the parallels with other monetary unions [1], we now turn … More The Death of the Euro

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Since when? Since the Great Reform Act of 1832 Parliament has fiddled with the franchise, extending it to more men, then even more men, then all men and some women, then all women, and finally in 1969 to 18-year-old men and women. In less than 150 years any ignorant riff-raff can now vote and Parliament … More Snippets-2

Off the Table!

Since the Prime Minister’s Withdrawal Agreement (WA) was massively voted down there now appears to be no way the House of Commons can agree a way forward. More politicians are backing the ‘People’s Vote’ campaign as a way of breaking the deadlock, supported by the usual suspects [1]. Superficially it seems to have some logic: … More Off the Table!

Unnatural Justice

‘Nemo judex in causa sua’ is a Latin phrase that is usually translated as, “no-one should be a judge in his own cause.” This is among the basic principles of natural justice. The honourable judges of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) have shown themselves to be above natural justice and indeed … More Unnatural Justice

Brexit: A Brief Summary

The EU was deliberately designed so that the people would be guided on the right path by ‘wise’ men to ensure that previous mistakes will never be repeated. That’s understandable, the alternatives were questioned and found wanting by Socrates (and Plato, Aristotle and many others since the Athens’ democratic period). However, the people are prevented … More Brexit: A Brief Summary

Resign, You Cowards!

Edmund Burke told his voters in Bristol that an MP “owes you, not his industry only, but his judgement; and he betrays, instead of serving you, if he sacrifices it to your opinion”. His constituents agreed, they elected another candidate. A majority in Parliament is intent on wrecking Brexit. It was asked by popular vote … More Resign, You Cowards!