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Trust in me – the entrancement by a snake

Well, yesterday was a day to remember – was it not? We had a spectacle of politicians who know nowt about the subject matter spending more than three hours questioning a prime minister who was likewise unknowing and who lied through her back teeth.

We had calls from some politicians stating that as they, the politicians, were unable to solve a problem which they had chosen to  solve and found themselves  unable so to do; they therefore wished to pass the buck back to the electorate. So those that know nowt ask those who also know nowt for an answer to their dilemma. read more.....

The hypocrisy of politicians and ex-politicians.

Yesterday we had @johnredwood and @Office GSBrown pontificating on trade, the European Union and Brexit.

To John Redwood (go see his timeline on Twitter) I can but suggest that until he has the beginnings of an understanding of ‘matters trade’ and ‘matters EU’ he ceases to appear on twitter as he is just making a fool of himself – and he is but one culprit among many.

Where Gordon Brown is concerned – and in respect of his speech today at the Institute for Government (https://livestream.com/accounts/5208398/events/8424205/videos/183453660) – I find it unbelievable that the man who denied the people a voice on the Lisbon Treaty now feels it is only right that the people should have a voice on Brexit. Needless to say the media only report on his belief that a second referendum is required and completely ignore the hypocrisy angle. read more.....

The time has come, the walrus said:

….To talk of many things,
Of Shoes- and ships – and sealing wax
Of cabbages and kings……… (source)

(Do read the words of Lewis Carrol – and then equate them to Brexit).

@RichardAENorth wrote in this article:
I am gripped by the overpowering urge to close down the computer and walk away, returning only after 29 March out of a sense of curiosity, to see what actually happened.

To which I replied, on Twitter:
You and me both!

I take off my hat in deference to those like Richard North who can, day after day, turn out articles which are ignored by those who profess to have the interests of their people at heart; but cannot, as they have not the faintest idea of that with which they involve themselves. read more.....

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.....

Article 50 Revocation?

A few days ago I spotted this article that had been tweeted and the day after read this article on the website: The Participator. Both articles relate to the fact that legal action has been taken with a view to clarifying whether it would be legal for the United Kingdom to revoke its notification to leave the European Union given under Article 50 of the TEU.

The first link, which appeared in The Guardian was followed by another in the Scottish Legal News on the same day. The second link in the preceding paragraph contains a most intriguing scenario as to what will happen when the European Court of Justice delivers its opinion, one which is due in December this year. read more.....

Why do we bother?

It is ‘party conference season’ yet again; the ‘season of the year’ when political parties promise Utopia for the electorate, were they to be elected to power

We have had the LibDems and Labour, with the Conservatives still to come and without doubt the idea of the ‘sunlit lands’ will be presented to us yet again, albeit in slightly different words.

Political parties are, presently, in the throes of promoting ‘rights’ to this or that group. But a question: If politicians and pressure groups believe in equal rights, then what do ‘women’s rights,’ ‘gay rights,’ etc., mean? Either they are redundant or they are violations of the principle of equal rights. read more.....