Tag Archives: Brexit

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.....

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.....

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.....

Tsk, Tsk – or, if you prefer: Tusk, Tusk

The following is a tad ‘late in the day’ (began it and then forget it). However it is still pertinent when consider the subject matter.

This article has much with which to wonder just what Donald Duck Donald Tusk has to say, as do the remarks of Alison McGovern who is a Labour Member of Parliament.

To take the latter first, not one Member State is a ‘rule maker’ as ‘standards and rules’ are set by various United Nations bodies in order to harmonize trade between nations. In that regard membership of the European Union means that not only are Member States ‘rule takers’ by said membership of the European Union, but so are the European Union when it is remembered that 80%  of ‘rules’ which the European Union impose emanate from said United Nation bodies. read more.....

Why we are being led up the garden path……

……..where Brexit is concerned.

  • We are currently governed by 650 ‘know-nothings’ where ‘matters EU’ is concerned;
  • Those 650 ‘know-nothings’ conflate ‘being in the EU’ with ‘not being in the EU’;
  • The electorate were misled by both Remain and Leave, both deliberately for their own ends;
  • The Leave side were led by two of the most incompetent people, namely Matthew Elliot and Dominic Cummings – which begs the question that if they are incompetent, just how incompetent were those that designated them a lead organisation;
  • The current prime minister (who voted remain) appoints two individuals to head the most important offices dealing with Brexit. The first individual  believes he doesn’t need to be clever or know that much to do his job of Brexit Secretary, while the other individual acts like his namesake herding chickens to their slaughter.
  • The media and politicians nullify the voices of those who disagree with what is considered by these two groups as ‘the truth’.

Our politician’s ‘plan for Brexit ‘ is incongruous with reality; do these supposed guardians of our nation’s safety and well-being not read statements by the European Commission?

When  this nation and its inhabitants have been led to ruination, as will surely happen if the current plan is followed, come the next general election the majority of the present incumbents of the House of Commons will be re-elected by a tribal voting electorate; with the latter knowing even less than those they will have elected. The possibility may then be that we have an even dumber government than the one we currently suffer. Now whose fault is that I wonder? read more.....