Paying the price of Brexit?

Francois Hollande amongst others have recently been saying that the “UK must pay price for Brexit”. Similar things were said before the Brexit vote and they puzzled me then and continue to puzzle me now. Mr Hollande has reportedly said that: “There must be a threat, there must be a risk, there must be a price” and also that: “other countries or other parties will be minded to leave the European Union in order to have the supposed benefits and no downsides or rules” Now if being part of the EU is an awesome deal then just leaving the EU, … Continue reading

Those Flexcit links in full

In what I don’t think came as any surprise to anyone who’d been paying the slightest bit of attention, neither the exit campaign nor the Government had even the slightest inkling of a plan as to what to do if the people actually voted to leave. Really given they did exactly the same thing for the Scottish referendum that they’d do so again is of no shock. This has caused quite a bit of consternation amongst those that voted remain and people that expect our Government to display any degree of competence. Well the good news is that there are … Continue reading

Reasons to vote Brexit – 1, 2, 3

With apologies to the late, great Ian Dury for the title, I thought I might lay out why I’m in favour of leaving the EU as a matter of record and with no hope nor intention of trying to convince anyone else. I will warn you know this post is probably going to ramble quite a bit as the question of whether to leave the EU or not isn’t in some ways the simplest of things. I should observe to begin with that I’m a bit of an idealist, with classic liberal leanings and a tendency to min-archism. So as … Continue reading