Whatever the outcome of a second Referendum it is unlikely to be so decisive that it resolves the national divide on Brexit. A General Election would at least change a few bottoms on the green benches at Westminster but how do voters choose given that it could change a lot of things apart from EU … More Party Politics
We wanted to provide our commentary on the EU election campaign leaflets of the main party contenders but that’s difficult because we haven’t received most of them. Nick, living in the Prime Minister’s constituency, hasn’t received the Tory leaflet; he did get the LibDem’s flyer but binned it immediately – fortunately he was able to … More EU Parliament Elections
The EU and its negotiating team have consistently bullied the UK over its decision to leave. We wonder why they choose this tactic rather than trying to persuade us, and others, what a lovely project they run. We gave some examples of their bullying tactics in these linked posts. Of course the bullying and threats … More Themes-6: Fragile Bullies
Rachael Johnson has announced that she will be a candidate for the European Parliamentary elections, if the UK takes part. Her father, Stanley, used to be a Conservative MEP and her brothers, Boris and Jo, are Conservative MPs in the UK Parliament; Rachael joked that she is entering politics to spend more time with her … More Change What?
This is another in our series of posts reviewing our comments on major themes regarding the European Union. Each brief comment is followed by a link to the post to which it refers. The linked posts are presented in chronological order of posting. After much discussion and squabbling, the Cabinet published a White Paper in … More Themes-5: UK Politics
Nick has prepared letters to two people whose views carry weight and who should be challenged when they mislead their audiences. A. To Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the US House of Representatives, in response to her speech to the Dáil (the Irish Parliament) on April 17, 2019. A report on her speech for the Irish … More Are Speakers Listening?
Power Whereas many believe the EU represents a move towards a world that acts together peacefully we see it as representing the worst aspects of globalism.  Where big business and big government get closer together control is lost at the local level and the powerless eventually react to give these elites a ‘populist’ kicking. … More Here’s the Power, Where’s the Glory?
This is the next in our series of posts reviewing our comments on major themes regarding the European Union. Each brief comment is followed by a link to the post to which it refers. The linked posts are presented in chronological order. Not long after the UK Referendum Der Spiegel interviewed two of the EU’s … More Themes-4: Founded in Deception
This is another in our series of posts reviewing our comments on major themes regarding the European Union. Each brief comment is followed by a link to the post to which we refer. The linked posts are presented in chronological order. A. In March 2017 the EU issued draft guidelines to their negotiating team, following … More Themes-3: Negotiations
EUObserver has reported some interesting details of the process by which the EU agreed to extend the Brexit date to 31 October (https://euobserver.com/eu-election/144641). The special meeting of the European Council took place on 10th April, extending into the early hours of the 11th while they made up their minds. We believe that the extension is … More October ‘Dead’line