May the slogan-master: what a dead-end approach to EU negotiation really looks like

One would think that having lost an election that was apparently in the bag through the endless repetition of a banal slogan, amongst other blunders, Prime Minister May would have learnt a valuable lesson. But following on from her lacklustre ‘dynamic’ speech in Florence, and a torrid time at the Conservative Party conference, May was… Read more

False conclusions on the Brexit vote

At least someone agrees with me that austerity caused the Brexit vote – even if it is only Alistair Darling on Radio4’s ‘Westminster Hour’. I have long been of the view that with the population increasing, yet with no investment in schools, housing, health or much else (apart from the largely useless prestige project of… Read more

Sovereignty is a matter of degree

This is a copy of a letter recently sent to a newspaper though I regret have lost the reference as to which. Its destination is not important but its sentiment is. We have someone here from a very small (rather attractive, if I recall correctly) town of about 5,000 in Bedfordshire, who considers sovereignty beyond… Read more

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