In July last year we published the first part of ‘The Brexicon’ in which we explained some of the jargon encountered in the Brexit debate (see Brexicon Part 1). Many of the words used don’t seem to have the same meaning as they do in normal use, in fact they often have the opposite meaning, … More The Brexit Lexicon (Summary)
There’s still a chance that the PM’s deal on the withdrawal agreement (WA) could get accepted by Parliament if she can agree a small tweak to the Irish ‘Backstop’. This would be a serious mistake. One of the Daily Telegraph‘s most perceptive commentators, Juliet Samuel, believes it’s good to go as it is, so it’s … More “Do not go gentle…”
The border in Ireland should not be used as leverage in the Brexit negotiations, that could kill people. Gaelic Football Because of the devious negotiating tactics of the EU and the gullibility (or duplicity?) of our Prime Minister no discussion of a future FTA has taken place. At least two years wasted; it could be … More Bloody-Border Line
In this post we review some of the declared goals and values of the EU, including a link to the main statement of these and links to many of our related posts. Remainers, like Leavers, presumably come on a spectrum; let’s say from soft to hard. The EU offers a list of its goals and … More Only Believe (if only)
What happens if a country can’t devalue its currency to regain competitiveness? The EU’s intentions may be fine but are they leading to the outcomes it intends? Why has stressing the economic dangers of leaving the EU not persuaded a UK majority to remain? Would another vote on EU membership settle the matter? Fiat Money … More Shorties-22
“If you’d like to push me and speculate on what might happen in a no-deal scenario in Ireland, I think it’s pretty obvious – you will have a hard border.” said Margaritis Schinas, chief spokesman of the European Commission on 23 January. If there is no deal, “We will have to find an operational way … More Backstop or Backstab?
Should ill-informed voters be able to choose who governs? Do the EU’s intentions justify its means? What did they who voted to leave the EU really want? Have our Commissioners merited their roles? Why do youngsters think only they should decide Europe’s future? Why does the EU treat the UK like an escaped prisoner? Since … More Snippets-2
Should the UK government offer voters a second, ‘People’s’, referendum, and/or should it declare that leaving without a deal is 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 … More Off the Table!
The draft Withdrawal Agreement was rejected by the UK House of Commons. We offer some of our own reasons why this was the right thing to do, with quotations from the draft. The WA is as dead as a dodo, slain by a massive defeat in the Commons. It is no more, it has gone … More A Withdrawal Agreement
The EU does not have an independent judiciary, its top court, the CJEU, is an arm of government and the judge of its own behaviour. ‘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 … More Unnatural Justice