Tag Archives: Brexit

The reasons ‘why’………

When I voted in the 2016 referendum I voted to leave as I wished to ‘escape’ the ‘political construct’ of the European Union, whilst remaining a member of the Single Market and leaving our nation with just having to accede to approximately 25/27% adherence to ‘EU Regulations’.

For this reason I had hoped, futilely as it turned out, that our politicians would opt for EFTA/EEA (as @Richard~AENorth has stated: ‘whilst this is the optional route, the ‘Norway Option’, as such, has only ever been a partial answer. It is the raft of additional bilateral agreements, on top of customising the EEA Agreement, which will be needed to make for ‘frictionless’ trade’. read more.....

Are all our MPs ‘Burkes’?

The question is asked in view of a statement attributed to Edmund Burke, namely:
Your representative owes you, not his industry only, but his judgment; and he betrays instead of serving you if he sacrifices it to your opinion. Another quote attributed to Edmund Burke is: By gnawing through a dike, even a rat may drown a nation.

In answer to the first statement attributed to Edmund Burke perhaps they are not ‘Burkes’ in that they have not,  where Brexit is concerned, applied their ‘industry’ to the greatest advantage where our country is concerned; and their judgement cannot be considered as such because they haven’t a clue about the subject matter with which they are dealing. read more.....

What a waste of time

When one reflects on the events last night in Parliament it is logical to consider the question: what was accomplished?

Amendment i (Caroline Spelman) was carried by 8 votes, but is not binding on the government; so its purpose was what, bearing in mind ‘no deal’ is the legal default position if the Withdrawal Agreement is not accepted.

Amendment n (Graham Brady)  was carried by 16 votes and called for the Backstop to be replaced with ‘alternative arrangements’, but without specifying what the ‘alternative arrangements’ would be. read more.....

My Problem – and that of others

About a month ago I posted a short poem about knowledge:

He who knows not, but knows not that he knows not, is a fool – shun him;
He who knows not, but knows that he knows not, is simple – teach him;
He who knows, but knows not that he knows, is asleep – wake him;
He who knows and knows that he knows, is a wise man – follow him.

We elect Members of Parliament who would have us believe they are endowed with the wisdom and ability to guide our nation to ‘Utopia’, a state in which all is well in the world and, consequently, those they profess to serve need fear no evil. read more.....

The rape of a nation

‘Rape’ can be defined as an act commited without consent of the recipient.

For some time I have maintained that Theresa May had no intention of negotiating an exit for the United Kingdom from the European Union that would satisfy both Leave and Remain. Subsequent events showed that she had every intention of having the United Kingdom ‘shackled’ to the European Union for an eternity. What she has achieved is something that neither those that voted to leave, nor those that voted to remain, are happy with. On the other hand, as one who appears content to see our nation become a ‘vassel state’ of the European Union, no doubt she is extremely happy. 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.....

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.....