Filed: Brexit

Trust No-one

They say familiarity breeds contempt and that certainly seems true of the Brexit debate. Around 60% of people living in far flung Scotland are quite happy to remain in the EU, while the ones most likely to vote go live nearest Europe, ie the south and east coast.

You can see it mapped here, but you’d think with those ferries and the tunnel making it handy to pop across the channel to pick up cheap booze, fags etc would make Europe more popular in those parts, but apparently not. Read more ›››

Don’t Spread Germans

Our copy of the government’s EU referendum leaflet landed on the doormat yesterday and I didn’t burn it as some have done, nor do I plan on returning it as The Express would have me do.

Whether it’s propaganda or public information depends on your point of view, but I actually read it from cover to cover and I can’t say I much wiser as a result. Read more ›››

Greasy Polls

Political scandals can make for unlikely allegiances, at least as far as the media is concerned. In the case of David Cameron’s tax returns, we have the Guardian springing to his defence from the left, while on the right he gets a kicking from his ‘critical friend’, the Daily Mail.

Of course, this latest frenzy has much more to do with the EU referendum than it has the fiscal probity of our political leaders and has taken us in every direction except for the Brexit debate, down the cul-de-sac of inheritance tax and class warfare. Read more ›››

More Chocolate George?

At the bottom of all my posts you’ll find a reference to where I’ve filed it. I like to use fairly generic titles to avoid the list becoming too esoteric, but I must admit that it’s mostly for my own benefit so I can refer back to events and ideas more easily.

Having said that, some of those headings do get neglected and so this is by way of making up for my oversight. Read more ›››

Should I stay or should I go?

When David Cameron announced on Friday that we would be ‘stronger, safer and better off’ inside the reformed EU, that decided matters for me − we should leave immediately.

Boris Johnson didn’t buy the deal and announced yesterday that he would campaign to leave the EU, while that unholy alliance of Nigel Farage and George Galloway are backing Grassroots Out, so that changed my mind back again – whatever we do, we must stay in. Read more ›››