There is so much brilliant Brexit news these days it’s difficult to keep track of it all. But I’ve had a go so here is my updated graphs blog – enjoy! This is a graph of Britain’s GDP growth from 1957 to 2015 which shows … Continue reading Yet MORE Graphs that Demolish Remain! (Updated)
The European Commission is making a concerted power grab to give itself the right to intervene in member states’ health systems – which current treaties designate as lying within nations’ own competence. Last week a leaked copy of yet another re-draft of the EU’s budget … Continue reading Brussels bids to take charge of health services
P&O Ferries has announced job cuts on key Channel and North Sea routes. The company has taken taxpayer coronavirus support while paying large dividends to its foreign owners. Unions have described this move “a betrayal” and “reckless”. One of them, RMT, is calling for the … Continue reading Coronavirus and P&O
The EU hopes that somehow the coronavirus emergency will keep Britain in its orbit. The UK government has said that it will not contemplate an extension to the transition period. The impact of Covid-19 makes it more important that there is no further delay. The … Continue reading EU Hopes for Coronavirus Extension – Guest post by Will Podmore.
Coronavirus is tearing the EU apart. Borders have sprung up throughout the Schengen free movement area. Brussels has widely been ignored as irrelevant. Member states have been implementing whatever plans they have deemed necessary. The only leverage Brussels has is money, and it hasn’t got … Continue reading Covid-19 and the EU
Until the 31st December 2020, the UK must abide by EU laws, laws over which we have no vote or veto. External rule is imposed against our will. This is a clear violation of Article 1 of the United Nations Covenant on Civil and Political … Continue reading Why there should not be a Brexit extension
Today is Remembrance Sunday. A day when, with great solemnity, our leaders lay wreaths at the Cenotaph and make speeches about how we will never forget the fallen. What did they fight for? Surely it was that we could govern ourselves democratically. If that is … Continue reading We Forgot.
Before Brexit the impression most people had of Britain was of a moderate nation of that had stood courageously through the ages for democracy and the rule of law. The quirkiness of our traditions and institutions, though they had been incrementally refined, were ancient and … Continue reading What Do They Do?
1, We voted to leave, the Benn Bill is about preventing that from happening. If Parliament is going to treat our vote with contempt, why shouldn’t we treat their law with contempt? 2, Why should we obey the law? What makes the law any more … Continue reading Why Johnson Should Not Seek an Extension
This graph shows EU member states ranked according to their GDP. The wealthiest are at the top, the poorest are at the bottom. The X axis represents time, from 1960 on the left to the present day on the right. The full hi-res PDF can … Continue reading EU membership does not make a country richer.
I’ve lost quite a few ‘friends’ because of my Brexiting … so might as well go for the clean sweep … I support Extinction Rebellion! So I’m asking all Brexiteers to pause for thought before condemning them. Firstly I think Brexiteers are conflating XR with … Continue reading Why Brexiteers should support Extinction Rebellion.