Category European Union

THE BBC FIGHTS ON FOR REMAIN


A buddy of mine has picked up on the BBC’s headline news this morning: that Tony Blair reckons the UK could/should stay inside a ‘reformed’ European Union. My friend wondered if there was something of merit in Blair’s ideas? Well, here’s the answer. Blair’s latest utterances represent the Remain Institution hard at work to keep the […]

SOCIETY & SECURITY IN EUROPE


It’s hard not to conclude that something weird is going on in Europe and the European Union at the moment. Not yet reported by the BBC, but the Parliament of the Czech Republic has just voted to enshrine in its Constitution (subject to Senate approval) the right for its citizens to carry arms. It’s done this […]

BREXIT – AN OPEN LETTER TO MY NEW MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT


EU-UK Negotiations On Monday 19 June, the British Government and the European Commission will start their negotiations regarding the UK’s exit from the European Union (Brexit). It is a fact that the British, European and other political and societal elites who wanted the UK to remain in the European Union are now doing everything within […]

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 […]

MORAY COUNCIL ELECTIONS: WHICH WAY TO VOTE?


Please forgive this somewhat parochial post, which is important to me and 75,000 other voters living in the Scottish shire of Moray. Welcome in particular to readers of The Northern Scot and The Press & Journal newspapers! NB: I have amended the original post on this subject to reflect feedback from a Moray Councillor on the facts […]

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 […]

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