Category Brexit

UK GENERAL ELECTION – A VIEW FROM SCOTLAND


As we approach the UK General Election on 8 June, three things stand out as far as voting here in Moray (a constituency of about 90,000 people in the north of Scotland) is concerned. First, in the recent local election, veteran Scottish National Party (SNP) councillor Gordon McDonald failed to get elected; you don’t get […]

BREXIT: AND WE’RE OFF (TRACK ALREADY)


The negotiations regarding the UK’s withdrawal from the EU have got off to a less than auspicious start. It was interesting to read one reader’s comment on today’s Telegraph View, recounted here. The Telegraph View ‘The UK must be prepared to walk away from the Brexit negotiations without a deal (Note: Moraymint said as much […]

ARTICLE 50: TODAY’S THE DAY


‘National sovereignty will soon prove itself to be a product of the imagination’ Gerhard Schroder, Chancellor of Germany 1998 – 2005 Leaving the EU – Making it Legal For those of us who argued long and hard for the UK to relinquish its membership of the European Union, today is a momentous day. The British Government will […]

FAKE NEWS


You’ll have to decide whether this post is peddling ‘fake news’, or not. It’s all the rage, apparently. The population of the developed world is now being duped, to a greater or lesser extent, by fake news, or so we’re told. Hence – some people argue – the majority of those who voted in the […]

2017: TO WHAT CAUSE ARE YOU DEVOTED?


Nigel Farage Mr Nigel Farage MEP elicits mixed emotions. Some folk warm to the bloke and dislike his politics. Others recoil at the man, but like his ball skills. Some people think he’s the bees’ knees in all respects; others simply despise everything about him. Whatever your opinion of Nigel Farage, it’s very difficult not […]

2017: WHAT REALLY MATTERS


‘Friendship is a single soul dwelling in two bodies’ Aristotle (384 – 322 BC) Who Would Have Thought It? Did you anticipate the extent to which the EU Referendum would cleave into families and friendships in the way that it did, threatening relationships almost to destruction? Indeed, in some cases, destruction occurred. To take just […]

THE BBC: FIGHTING FOR THE EUROPEAN UNION (STILL)


Yesterday, as I was driving through the Highlands, I listened on my radio to the BBC’s midday news programme The World At One (or ‘WATO’ as its known).  The programme was being presented by Martha Kearney.  By the end of the hour, in my head I had written the following letter to Mr Roger Bolton. […]

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