Three excellent post #Brexit posts

I’m still organizing my thoughts about the result of the EU referendum, particularly in the face of all of the vitriol and anti-democratic bile currently coming from those that voted to remain (so much for a kinder, gentler politics). So I’ll be returning to this in due course. In the meantime here are three truly excellent comments on the matter which capture quite a lot of what I’m thinking. Rich Nolan on what the referendum was and wasn’t What the referendum was: A vote to leave the political institution the EU. What the referendum was not: Anti-Europe A vote to … 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

Corbyn vote remain because Labour is useless

I may be missing something here, I often am, but as far as I can see Mr Corbyns calls to remain in the EU to protect workers rights is basically an admission that Labour are useless, will never be in power again or won’t protect workers rights if they are. some of you may think I’ve lost the plot here, but bear with me. The day after a Leave vote not a single UK law will be repealed or changed, in fact not a single UK law will be repealed or changed without the say so of Parliament. Now that … Continue reading