The Glorious 29th

Today has seen the UK give notice to the EU that we intend to leave their club. This doesn’t mean that anything at all has changed today, only that the long and complex process of leaving the EU can now begin. I’ve seen people wondering why people who voted leave aren’t making more of a song and dance about it, and whilst I can’t speak for anyone else I can say why I’m not. Many of the people I know have spent the last year or so accusing people that support the idea of Brexit of being racist, gullible, stupid, … Continue reading

A letter to my MP on the matter of Brexit

Having told anyone that would listen that they should write to their MP, I thought I really should do the same – here’s what I wrote. names have been changed to protect the guilty. If you haven’t already written to your MP I strongly suggest you do so and remember a personal letter has far more weight than a cut and paste letter written as part of a campaign. If you’re not sure who your MP is or how to get in touch with them I recommend https://www.writetothem.com/ Dear Tory MP, Whilst I know that you previously campaigned to support … Continue reading

Some simple thoughts on Brexit

The recent court ruling that Parliament must be consulted before article 50 is triggered has caused something of a kerfuffle, and many learned people have written many learned words on the matter. Some are claiming it a triumph of Parliamentary sovereignty and laughing that the Brexit campaign based on regaining Parliamentary sovereignty might object to it, and others consider it to be an un-elected judiciary thwarting the will of the people. If you want some learned an academic opinions on the matter here’s a couple of links I like: “A deeply troubling and wrong-headed decision When it comes to using … Continue reading