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

Trumped up technobabble

I wouldn’t normally comment on things geeky or for that matter on foreign political affairs, some might say I don’t normally comment on anything much, however I was recently linked to an article which was so badly written it hurt. The technical “experts” in the article are also either being grossly misrepresented or are privy to further information that hasn’t been made available to the rest of us – that or they’ve checked the brains in before commenting, I really rather hope it’s the first. So the thrust of the article at The slate is that Mr Trump, or at … Continue reading

Brexit means….

As we’ve all been repeatedly told “Brexit means Brexit” – which is of course utterly meaningless. Though if it is taken to simply mean that the current Government (Or at least Mrs May) is committed to triggering article 50 and taking the UK out of the EU then that’s all well and good as far as it goes. I don’t think there’s any need to have that bit subject to a parliamentary vote as the literature the Government sent out said quite clearly that the result of the vote would be implemented. If our MPs had wanted further conditions on … Continue reading