Tag Archives: Brexit

Canons to the left….

When I was a young man I played an awful lot of the board game Risk.   For those of you who don’t know the game the object is to dominate the world by different forms of conflict and conquest.  To … Continue reading

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I just don’t understand….

  Tis the season…for Brexit to start to become real.   Over the past few days we have seen just how complicated Brexit is going to be with the DUP vetoing the first phase of the negotiations because they object to … Continue reading

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Chasing away the demons….

I’m reading a fascinating book at the moment – Brexit and Ireland: The Dangers, the Opportunities, and the Inside Story of the Irish Response by Tony Connolly and it provides a wonderful antidote to the endless upbeat nonsense put out by … Continue reading

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Oh Alastair…

On Sunday I watched another disgraceful display by Alastair Campbell on the Sunday Politics show.   Campbell, a virement remain supporter, decided to display his boorish, patronising bullying self whilst debating (I’m being charitable) with Gisela Stuart, a Leave supporter, about Brexit.  … Continue reading

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Democratic Deficit…

Anybody who has been following this blog for any length of time will know that I didn’t want Britain to vote to leave the EU.  I thought membership of the EU was in Britain’s long term interest – I still … Continue reading

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Seeking the Snark

It is a while since I wrote about the gift that never stops giving – Brexit.  To recap it has ended the career of one Prime Minister and will almost certainly consume a second over the next two years; It … Continue reading

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Complexity’s complexity

There was a time when much of Britain celebrated Easter, the holiest Christian festival, at a different time to the rest of Western Europe.   This was due to the way that the monks at Iona calculated the date of Easter … Continue reading

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