Dear John-2

In November last year you wrote that you were busy persuading local Shropshire farmers of the dangers of leaving the EU and asked whether I’d changed my mind about Brexit. We’re leaving this week, in principle anyway. In view of this, how are you (and they, the local farmers) feeling about plans for the future? … More Dear John-2

Brexit: Stage 2

The Johnson administration seems to be intending a tougher approach to the EU divorce than May’s did – that won’t be difficult. The plan, apparently, is to negotiate trade deals with the USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand in parallel with the EU negotiations [1]. Where we’ll get the bandwidth to do all this after … More Brexit: Stage 2

B: Democracy, Subsidiarity & Union-Uniformity

What Does the EU Say It Is? What Is the EU Reality? EU founding father, Jean Monnet, said: “Europe’s nations should be guided towards the superstate without their people understanding what is happening. This can be accomplished by successive steps, each disguised as having an economic purpose, but which will eventually and irreversibly lead to … More B: Democracy, Subsidiarity & Union-Uniformity

From the Horse’s Mouth

What Evidence Do We Use? Note: An overview of the evidence can be found here: Themes-12: Evidence. (Some items are repeated or extracted in what follows.) Another source of evidence can be found in Aspirations and Outcomes. More up-to-date information can be found on EU websites ( and and in EU Information, linked here. … More From the Horse’s Mouth