Monday, 10 December 2018

The Deal -v- No Deal -v- No Brexit


This article may partially self-destruct soon, when it is likely that Parliament will decisively vote down Theresa May’s Brexit deal, known as ‘the withdrawal agreement.’ But then what?

Saturday, 1 December 2018

Britain demands another vote on Brexit


The fantastic Brexit offered to the nation in 2016 was a mirage. It doesn’t exist. It never did. It can’t be delivered. It was a con-trick.

Friday, 30 November 2018

The hypocrisy of Brexit


Here’s the hypocrisy of Brexit. Brexiters reject the Brexit deal on offer. But Britain is not allowed to reject Brexit.

Monday, 26 November 2018

Theresa May is the enemy of democracy


Like an irritating parrot, the Prime Minister Theresa May keeps repeating that she’s delivering the ‘people’s will’ and ‘there won’t be a people’s vote’.


Sunday, 25 November 2018

EU referendum broke code of good practice


In all democracies, it’s essential that elections – including referendums – are run fairly, and that the regulatory authority has the power to annul an election or referendum if serious irregularities may have affected the result.

Sunday, 11 November 2018

The EU was started for one purpose: peace


On Remembrance Sunday we commemorate the contribution of British and Commonwealth military and civilian servicemen and women in the two World Wars and later conflicts.

Saturday, 10 November 2018

Britain wasn't misled in the 1975 referendum


Brexiters often claim that in Britain’s first referendum of 1975, voters were misled into believing that the Common Market – now called the European Union – was just about ‘free trade’. But that’s not correct. (Article continues after the 5-minute video.)

Saturday, 3 November 2018

Frictionless trade is not the same as free trade


Many people, including politicians and journalists, don’t understand the difference between ‘free trade’ and ‘frictionless trade’.

Sunday, 28 October 2018

Labour's fantasy Brexit


On BBC’s Andrew Marr Show, Labour’s Shadow Brexit Secretary, Sir Keir Starmer, claimed that Britain could be in the EU Customs Union and still be free to negotiate its own trade agreements with other countries around the world.

Thursday, 25 October 2018

Brexit is built on sand


Prime Minister, Theresa May, has summed up her promises for Brexit in just 15-seconds: no hard border on the island of Ireland, and as frictionless trade as possible with the rest of the EU.