Monthly Archives: October 2018

A Rebuttal

A few days ago, in response, I believe, to this tweet:

I responded with the following:

The ‘state’ we’re in with Brexit

Currently we have arguments raging regarding an Irish Border, transition extensions, Customs Unions with, on the 5 o’clock news this evening (BBC), Emily Thornberry  wanting Labour in one whilst negotiations for a Free Trade Agreement are negotiated.

Where Brexit is concerned our politicians are useless, knowing nowt of the subject matter except how to ‘play party politics’, to the detriment of those they are supposed to serve. An application to rejoin EFTA, together with membership of the EEA, awaits; yet no-one of/within the ‘ruling elites’ of our political parties will ‘bite the bullet’. read more.....

A nation of madness

Who, in their right mind, sits back and without any apparent opposition allows themselves to be led to ‘oblivion’, via Brexit,by a group of politicians who know nowt about the subject matter?

It will be recalled the ballot paper for the 2016 EU Referendum was:

This question was one in which David Cameron, who was Prime Minister at the time and who wished to ‘Remain’, no doubt had the final decision on the phrasing.

The question was ambiguous as, at the time of the referendum, there were two different ‘classes’ of EU membership – full membership and what might be called ‘partial’ membership’ namely EFTA;  the latter not being subject to the ‘political construct’ of EU membership. read more.....

The problem we have with Brexit

For some time now I have been disillusioned with not just politicians, think tanks and the ‘commentariat’, but also our inept media. All of them are so comfortable within the accepted ‘Bubble’ they inhabit, that the most important aspect for them has become their egos.

Since I began blogging in 2011, on Christmas Eve, it has taken almost 7 years to accept that I am wasting my time. I have become frustrated with the realization that I am but talking to a ‘selected few’ who think as I do. Having said that I ‘take my hat off’ to those fellow bloggers who have continued ‘the fight’ by repeating that which they have previously said, day after day, but in a different format. read more.....

Hark the Herald Angel(s) sing

In the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is king.

From the Latin: in regione caecorum rex est luscus, credited to Desiderius ErasmusAdagia (1500). A similar (yet much earlier, dating to the 4th or 5th century CE) turn of phrase, and Erasmus‘ possible inspiration, appears in the Genesis Rabbah as “בשוק סמייא צווחין לעווירא סגי נהור”, meaning “In the street of the blind, the one-eyed man is called the Guiding Light”. In modern-day parlance this means that even someone with limited talent or ability is considered special by those having no talent or ability. read more.....