Sunday, 16 July 2017

How did we get stuck with Brexit?

Labour’s leadership has rejected Tony Blair’s claim that Brexit can be stopped.
Labour’s shadow chancellor John McDonnell said, "We have to respect the referendum result". And Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn agreed, adding "We do recognise the result of the referendum of a year ago."

Tuesday, 13 June 2017

How newspaper lies led to Brexit

In October 2015, I gave a speech to international journalists in Germany called, ‘Newspaper lies can cost lives.’ Less than a year later, Britain voted for Brexit, with one of the main reasons cited as ‘too many migrants’. How did such a fear and dislike of migrants develop? Newspaper lies played an enormous role. Video, 14 minutes, click arrow to view:

Wednesday, 7 June 2017

The Secretary in a State over Health

The Secretary of State for Health, the Right Honourable Jeremy Hunt, MP, will see you now.

Hello Mr Hunt, the EU referendum is coming up, and I’m very interested to know your view of how Brexit will affect the National Health Service.

Sunday, 21 May 2017

Can vote but don't? Shame on you.

Don’t tell me that voting doesn’t make a difference. Remain would have won last year’s referendum if those who could vote but didn’t had voted. 

Saturday, 20 May 2017

Do you want the Tories to put two Unions at risk?

This week the Conservative Party tweeted Theresa May’s statement: ‘Sturgeon’s plan to leave the UK – Scotland’s biggest market – would mean economic chaos.’

Sunday, 14 May 2017

All aboard for Brexit?

All aboard, please. Do you have a ticket?

“Yes, to the EU! Who’s driving us?”

That’d be David Cameron. But Theresa May is also here. She’s the navigator. She says the EU is the best destination for the nation!

Monday, 27 February 2017

Why referendums and Parliament are incompatible

For the first time ever in a UK referendum, the electorate on 23 June 2016 rejected the status quo, the advice of the government and the consensus of Parliament.

The Brexit vote divided the country and pitched ‘direct democracy’ against ‘Parliamentary democracy’, with potentially disastrous consequences.

Friday, 27 January 2017

The photo that alerted the world

This is a photo shot on the streets of Munich, Germany on 10th March 1933; just six weeks after Hitler came to power.  The picture, published across the world and later in many history books, was a chilling portent of the hellish events that were about to consume Germany and much of the rest of the planet.  Many have seen this photo, but few know the background behind it.

Dr Michael Siegel, an eminent 50-year-old German Jewish lawyer, is shown in the photo, bruised, barefoot, trousers ripped, being marched by Nazi ‘brown-shirt’ auxiliary police.  The sign hanging from his neck was scrawled with the message,  ‘Ich bin Jude, aber ich werde mich nie mehr bei der Polizei beschweren’‘I am a Jew, but I will never again complain to the police’.