Tag Archives: Brexit

Roadkill Resurrection

I used to think that the 1960s was about the most turbulent event I ever lived through. But I now think that the 2007 UK smoking ban tops that by a country mile. If nothing else, the 1960s really meant … Continue reading

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Impending Upheaval

News item I caught late last night: Moments ago, UK Parliament passed legislation giving prime minister Theresa May approval to start the Brexit process and allowing the government to invoke Article 50, with the House of Commons overturning amendments from … Continue reading

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No Escape From The Prison Ship

James Delingpole: We Won Brexit But the Same Dreary Losers Are Still In Charge In the immediate aftermath of the extraordinary palace coup in July last year, where the losing faction of the Conservative party who’d voted Remain somehow managed to … Continue reading

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The Shock Wears Off

Mail: …for a moment on Saturday, Trump went back into campaign mode with a massive rally before thousands of supporters at an airplane hangar in Melbourne, Florida where he revived campaign promises to build a border wall along the U.S.-Mexico … Continue reading

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The Dispossessed

I experienced the smoking ban, when it came, as dispossession. Once (in fact the day before) my local pub had been mine, and I was greeted by name every day, very often with a pint of lager waiting on the … Continue reading

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The Disintegrating Political Class

I’m puzzled. On the 14th of February 2006, the UK Parliament voted for a smoking ban in enclosed public spaces. The BBC reported: MPs have voted by a huge margin to ban smoking from all pubs and private members’ clubs … Continue reading

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Smoking Causes Brexititis

Yesterday I made the case that the higher prevalence of smokers in some US states helped Donald Trump win those states, and also the presidency. I’m now going to make a similar case with the UK Brexit vote. Exhibit A, … Continue reading

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