Tag Archives: Brexit

Going Home

US politics affects British politics, and has done for about a century. But does British politics also affect US politics? Joe Biden seems to think that it does: Former Vice President Joe Biden told supporters Thursday night Prime Minister Boris … Continue reading

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Twelve Years Of Hurt

Why was it that, 50 years after voting to join the European Economic Community (EEC), the British voted to leave it (and decisively voted twice)? One obvious answer is that the EEC had metamorphosed into the EU – a quite … Continue reading

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A Little Wishful Thinking

I’m not surprised Boris won a majority. I’m just a bit surprised how big it looks set to be (currently 79). I thought Jeremy Corbyn was unelectable in the same way as Michael Foot in the 1980s. Nigel Farage: …asked … Continue reading

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Ignoring The Election

I’m thoroughly sick of Brexit. We’ve had three years of it slowly dragging on. So I’ve been doing my level best to ignore the current UK Brexit General Election campaign. And I’ve actually been very successful. I’ve hardly noticed it … Continue reading

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Nothing Is Really Going To Change

I’ve been vaguely keeping an eye on the UK General Election campaign, wondering what the outcome might be. I’d be a lot more interested if one of the parties was campaigning to repeal the smoking ban, and send Deborah Arnott … Continue reading

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All Passes Away

I imagine that in a century or two, people will wonder what all the fuss was about today. Why were they so concerned about Brexit back then? Why were they worried about global warming? Why did they ban smoking? Why … Continue reading

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Boris and Nigel

So we’re going to have an election after all. I didn’t think we’d get one. I wonder what changed Jeremy Corbyn’s mind? Perhaps it was that John Bercow wasn’t sitting in the Speaker’s chair in Parliament yesterday. I’ve been watching … Continue reading

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Stop The Scaremongering

Leaving Brexit aside. Huffington Post: Sir David Attenborough has lauded teenage climate change activist Greta Thunberg, praising her “passion” and “insight”. The veteran broadcaster is currently gearing up to unveil his new show Seven Worlds, One Planet, which explores the differences in … Continue reading

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Uncharted Waters

Rush Limbaugh a couple of days ago on the House impeachment inquiry: Now, as I have emphasized a lot, what’s going on in the country right now with this particular story is not so much a partisan divide, left versus … Continue reading

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Clean Sweep Coming

I suppose I ought to say something about Brexit, but I have nothing to say, except that I don’t think Britain will be leaving the EU on 31 October. Here’s Raedwald‘s view: This rogue parliament has placed itself in opposition … Continue reading

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