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Are you pro-EU?

When this question was posed on Facebook, I responded as follows. I’m not so much pro-EU as resigned to the fact of its existence. And to the fact that, if it didn’t exist, we’d have to invent it. Or something … Continue reading

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Useful myths and dreadful fallacies

James Kelly offers a fair summary of the First Minister’s statement on #ScotRef and #Brexit. But there was this – “Although she acknowledged that the Tories losing their majority reopened the possibility of a soft Brexit (which presumably would remove … Continue reading

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Everybody thinks they know better

Er, when did it become likely that the Brexit negotiations would drag on beyond 2021? When did this even become possible, never mind probable? Has the Lisbon Treaty been renegotiated? Because, barring that, Article 50 of that treat continues to … Continue reading

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Let them have it…

I am sitting here on the other end of a computer staring at a screen and I feel angry, no, make  that…really angry.  Why?  Well, in all honesty, and I can’t believe that I am going to be so blunt … Continue reading

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Tools can also be weapons

Even if the accuracy of these reports can be questioned, the credibility can’t. The Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung (FAZ) account of the dinner meeting involving the Prime Minister and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker is damaging because it is believable. It … Continue reading

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Spare us your Brexit baubles

Some clarification is required. Unintentionally, I’m sure, the impression is being given that the UK Government might negotiate a deal with the EU which would be satisfactory as a substitute for independence. I know that this is not what the … Continue reading

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Hail to the leeches!

I feel somewhat vindicated by their Lordships’ having passed an amendment to the Article 50 Bill which would guarantee the right of EU nationals to remain in the UK regardless of what other EU nations decide about the residency status … Continue reading

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