Not my usual stuff but came out of a conversation following announcements from Corbyn. Warning: May contain rants. This is a story with 2 versions. The start of the 2 versions is exactly the same. A man called Jeremy is a politician of principle who has believed in Nuclear Disarmament, wide-scale social housing, rail and utilities … Continue reading The 2 tales of Jeremy and Brexit
Red lines are the new thing. Red lines make politicians sound resolute and assertive. This Red line however means the UK is prepared to risk its economy & spend billions to keep 90,000 people a year out of the country. Theresa May has agreed with her cabinet that restricting immigration will be a red line … Continue reading Is 0.14% of the Population really more important than the Economy?
I fully support OpenBritain in fighting for our place in the EU, if that is what they are fighting for. We need strong voices to push back against the simplistic and damaging rhetoric of the hard right. However these voices should not help perpetuate the most damaging false choice of all, that we can choose single market membership … Continue reading OpenBritain & False Choices
The Germans are not going to stop selling us BMWs, nor are the French going to stop selling wine, cheese and apples just because we are not in the EU. It is not in their interests. The words of Chris Grayling, MP, and repeated more or less by all main Leave campaigners. It's a powerful … Continue reading If I were BMW….
So why did the Vote Leave team stick with the £350 Million? It was such a big lie that even though they got away with it, it still seems like a huge credibility risk to take. Well here's one possible explanation. Who said Norway? To understand why, you have to understand that it's very likely the … Continue reading The Great £350 Million Trick (or how to create £11 B from £3 B without really trying)
Latest version of this is hosted on #NoDust on Medium. Thanks Hi Excited Leaver, Note: originally this was written during a discussion with a leaver (Rod, I hope you are out there and doing well) but was then turned into a more generic post. So, you've won the referendum and you're excited about that great … Continue reading Getting that Brexit Deal
For my sanity will summarize yet another exchange with an "informed" Leaver which depressingly went the way it always seems to. @Sempersum, the leaver in question, injected himself (going to assume he as he/she has now blocked me) by rubbishing this Independent article which details 7 lies from Leave, by saying they weren't lies, the article was … Continue reading Another pointless Leaver Exchange