Thursday, 20 August 2020

Brexit forgets history

 

This month 59 years ago – on 13 August 1961 – Berliners woke up to find that a wall was being built to split their city in two. To say it was a huge shock is an understatement.

Monday, 17 August 2020

Refugees are innocent

The BBC calls them ‘migrants’; the prime minister and some other media call them ‘illegal’; some Tory MPs and Nigel Farage call them ‘invaders’. They are none of those. 

Sunday, 19 July 2020

General elections are how 'the people' decide

Tory Prime Minister, Edward Heath, on winning the 1970 general election

Some people say it was undemocratic for Britain to join the European Community in 1973 because ‘the people’ weren’t asked in a referendum. But that’s not how decisions are made in Britain.

Saturday, 11 July 2020

Breturn versus Brexit


Brexit is based on blatant mistruths and lies. You may not believe this now, but we will all believe it next year, when Brexit finally arrives, cold, clammy and callous, naked and exposed. 

Monday, 15 June 2020

Taking down statues isn't the answer


It’s understandable that protesters for the Black Lives Matter movement have wanted to take down statues that represent reprehensible history.

Saturday, 13 June 2020

Wednesday, 27 May 2020

From refugee, to hospital cleaner to national hero


Hospital cleaner, Hassan Akkad, pulled at the nation’s heartstrings when he Tweeted a video last week with an urgent message to the Prime Minister, Boris Johnson.

Thursday, 21 May 2020

Do we want to be a part of Europe or apart?


Because of Brexit, Britain is rapidly propelling away from Europe, involving the loss of free trade, and free movement of people, with our neighbouring countries. Is that really what Britain wants?

Wednesday, 20 May 2020

Brexit crash on top of a pandemic crash. You really want that?

A no-deal Brexit now looks almost certain, with the latest round of talks between the UK and the EU ending in stalemate, and the negotiations by all accounts turning acrimonious.