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Brexit, the unmentioned disgrace

There is one aspect to Brexit that rarely, if at all, gets a mention amidst all the endless blather about deals and proposals and Chequers plans. More of that later as in this piece I don’t want it to disappear as just another piece of Brexit opinion for the Remain …

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Is the EU a Democratic Union? I Vote No.

There is no denying that the UK’s supreme authority has in many ways become the EU, yet, many remainers would argue that since UK citizens have a say in what is legislated in Brussels, then this concern has no value- our sovereignty is exercised by our people, reflected in the both governmental and …

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The Poisoned Chalice

The loud voices of the Remain camp get louder and more shrill as the endless machinations of Brexit grind inexorably on with yet another chapter in Project Fear. It’s probably up to Mark 3 with the latest of food stockpiling and medicine shortages so we don’t get hungry or ill …

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Paper Lions

This is a rather short article. I wouldn’t even call it an article – it’s more of an appeal or a statement. Gareth Southgate and the England football team taught us to dream again. To look up to the hights we as a nation have once scaled, but fallen from …

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Do Remain want to be part of a far right EU?

In any political movement there are several strands.  In the UK we are fed the message that Remain voters are socialist even though one of its most prominent supporters is the arch conservative Ken Clarke and the billionaires Soros and Branson are obviously supporting Remain for their own profit.  In …

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The Establishment & The EU Directive on Biscuit Taking

I do hope this doesn’t come across as a rant. Because it isn’t supposed to be. It’s just an honest statement: I find the EU’s actions to be taking the biscuit now. They’re going too far with their shenanigans, punishment beatings and strategies. They are behaving like a Commandant in …

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“Pooled sovereignty” is an oxymoron

The concept of “pooled sovereignty” is rather like “guided democracy” or “autocratic vote”, one word overrides the meaning of the other. Let’s consider the basic meaning of words: Sovereignty is the idea of a nation being self-governing, having ultimate power or supreme jurisdiction over its own laws and direction. The …

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Opinion or Fact?

Have you ever noticed the underlying “but” in much of our social intercourse these days? If you haven’t it is maybe that you, like me, have almost become inured to it. We seem to live our lives embroiled in a constant stream of negativity such that the positive becomes totally …

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The Paradise Papers- What about the EU tax havens?

Global Investment Banks have created a web of vehicles for dodging tax.  The Panama Papers, Luxembourg Leaks and the Paradise Papers show how these banks are syphoning billions away from the Tax Authorities globally. What is happening is that International Banks effectively own offshore tax havens. They supply most of …

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The EU’s Catalonia response deserves condemnation

At first I would like to state that I have no opinion on Catalonian Nationalism. Indeed, before this referendum, I was opposed to it, as it had links to Scottish separatism. While I agree with the concept of national sovereignty, there are limits and I am opposed to breaking up …

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If there is hope, it lies in the Poles

There has been endless complaint since the UK voted to leave the EU a little over a year ago. Not from voters mind you. The vast majority of Remain voters have simply got on with their lives and accepted that they lost the argument. Owing to the fact that the …

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The Case for No Deal

As the second round of negotiations comes to end, despite the outward facade of achievement, it is becoming increasingly clear that there a major differences between the UK and EU’s position over the Brexit deal. Whether or not the UK team, led by David Davis, is at all underprepared or …

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The EU after Brexit

What has Brexit done to the EU?  The answer is simple, it has accelerated the move towards EU political union where the EU operates as a single state.  This concept is fully supported by Merkel and the new, pro-EU French President, Macron.  The two leaders are in such agreement on …

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If the EU Burdens Biomass, the Environment Loses

As the European Union’s 2020 climate and energy targets fast approach, energy providers are attempting to innovate to provide sufficient energy at reasonable cost. The UK’s Drax Power Station has recently received subsidies to fully convert to energy production from biomass rather than coal. Since this approval, various press releases …

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