Europe

America, Europe

Post Trump/Brexit: Are we all racists now?

Do you remember the time when a paediatrician had her house burnt down? At the height of the UK’s paedophile hysteria, whipped up by the gutter press, an angry and profoundly ignorant mob attacked the home of a children’s physician because they didn’t understand the difference between paedophile and paediatrician. […]

by × November 20, 2016 ×

America, Europe

Mr Brexit? Trump is the antithesis of the Leave vote

Donald Trump likens his movement to the Leave campaign yet his parochial, anti-trade message is the antithesis of the Brexit spirit Donald Trump winning the US Presidential election is the biggest political upset since, well, only June as it happens. A completely unexpected result, Trump’s victory has been likened to […]

by × November 13, 2016 ×

America, Economy, Europe

It’s the markets, stupid: Why Trump isn’t Brexit

It’s the markets, stupid: Why Trump isn’t Brexit

Don’t tell me Trump’s move into the White House is Brexit x 1000. While the two events appear identical, the similarities are superficial. The market’s reaction on Wednesday was anything but surprising. As the polls’ predictions revealed themselves to have been plucked from thin air, yet again, the markets tumbled. […]

by × November 12, 2016 ×

Economy, Europe

The Guardian’s allegations of subsidies for Nissan are unsubstantiated nonsense

The Guardian’s allegations of subsidies for Nissan are unsubstantiated nonsense

Aditya Chakrabortty writes this morning on the deal between the May government and Nissan in quite astonishing terms. May has apparently promised to ‘subsidise Nissan’ against the cost of any potential Tariff barriers that will operate after Brexit between the UK and EU. This amounts to welfare for the corporations, […]

by × November 8, 2016 ×

Europe

Brexiteers have every right to fear the referendum will be ignored; the EU has form

Brexiteers have every right to fear the referendum will be ignored; the EU has form

On the morning of June 24th a graphic ran on social media showing the past referendum results from across Europe where the electorate had voted against EU plans only to be told to vote again or, worse, were completely ignored. Remainers shared this post as a beacon of hope that all […]

by × November 6, 2016 ×

Europe

Stop fuelling the phoney connection between Trump and Brexit

Stop fuelling the phoney connection between Trump and Brexit

Let’s get one thing straight; Trump and Brexit could not be further separate. Some people, primarily the smouldering remains of UKIP’s membership base, have got it in their heads that Trump is a continuation of a movement sparked by Brexit, and that Trump’s nationalism is exactly what Brexit was about. […]

by × November 5, 2016 ×

Europe

Now is the time for boldness: No more delays to Article 50!

Now is the time for boldness: No more delays to Article 50!

Yesterday the sneering, Europhile, prosecco glass clinging, cultural elite of Britain were smirking. The vote carried the uneducated peasantry to leave the European Union and strive for something greater has hit a bump in the road. After the High Court’s dubious constitutional decision to force the government to consult MPs, one […]

by × November 4, 2016 ×

Europe

Debate: Should parliament have a vote on Article 50?

Debate: Should parliament have a vote on Article 50?

No – Chris Manby Judges in the High Court ruled this morning that the government must consult Parliament before invoking Article 50 and triggering Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union. Since a majority of MPs backed the Remain campaign during the referendum, Leave campaigners have good reason to smell a […]

by × November 3, 2016 ×

Europe

Remainer MPs should concentrate on making a success of Brexit

Remainer MPs should concentrate on making a success of Brexit

This week, as I was having my bi-annual peruse over provincial Midlands newspapers, I read that if there was a hypothetical party that promised to overturn Brexit it would beat Labour into third place; gaining just over 25% of the vote in a General Election. Although I was initially amused that […]

by × October 26, 2016 ×

Conservatism, Europe

Brexit is just the end of the beginning

Brexit is just the end of the beginning

Brexit must be the beginning of a prolonged period of political and cultural change in this country  The Brexit vote was about returning power to the British people. Remoaners can spin and cry and complain but polls confirm the British people understood what they were voting for: restoring sovereignty. It […]

by × October 10, 2016 ×

Europe

John Simpson is right, the BBC did let audiences down with its EU referendum coverage. But not in the way he thinks

BBC  editor John Simpson said that in its referendum coverage the BBC had “let our viewers and listeners down”. It did, but not in the way he thinks By Sam White BBC world affairs editor John Simpson said in an interview during the One Young World Summit on Sunday that […]

by × October 9, 2016 ×

Europe

Making a success of Brexit: Theresa May’s speech in full #CPC16

Making a success of Brexit: Theresa May’s speech in full #CPC16

81 days ago, I stood in front of Ten Downing Street for the first time as Prime Minister, and I made a promise to the country. I said that the Government I lead will be driven not by the interests of a privileged few, but by the interests of ordinary, […]

by × October 2, 2016 ×