Category: Europe

Mail’s Corbyn exposé is pathetic

Today, the Mail on Sunday devoted more than a dozen pages to a new ‘exposé’ of Jeremy Corbyn, the Labour leader, in a feature which declares him “unfit for office”, most of it culled...

The EU is not slavery

So, poorer Brexiters voted to be worse off? There’s nothing wrong in that by Gary Younge (the Guardian, Friday) This piece makes the case that working-class Leave voters were voted by ‘values’ rather than...

An open-top double-deck bus, painted white with the Union flag painted across the back with the words "Believe in Britain: Leave Means Leave". On the right-hand side the text reads "Stop the Brexit betrayal".

Remainers, the “elite” and Corbyn

I’m a remainer. So why do I feel more and more sympathy for leave voters? by Joseph Harker (the Guardian) This piece, published today on the Guardian’s website (probably for the Observer tomorrow), reiterates...

Picture of David Lammy, a Black man with very short hair wearing a white shirt, a shimmering red tie with a dark blue jacket over the shirt.

Foreigners, foreigners and more foreigners

One of my biggest complaints about Remainers is that, when discussing the issue of the end of free movement between Britain and the EU, instead of emphasising the benefits to Britain and British people...

A black-and-white picture of a checkpoint on the main Belfast-Dublin road some time during the Troubles. Cars and trucks are queueing, there is a raised barrier and soldiers or police are standing at a driver's window apparently inspecting a document. There are concrete blocks at regular intervals on both sides of the road. A distance sign gives the road number A1 and distances to Dundalk and Dublin.

Yes, Brexit does have to come first

The past few weeks, I have noticed that there are two bitterly opposed camps when it comes to the importance of Brexit or other issues, particularly as regards the Labour party. One side seeks...

A yellowing front page of Jonathan Swift's "Modest Proposal", which reads: "A modest proposal for preventing the children of poor people from becoming a burthen (sic) to their parents or country, and for making them beneficial to the Publick (sic)".

Nothing ‘Priti’ about Patel’s ignorance

In an interview for today’s Times, the Brexiteer Tory MP for Witham in Essex said that a government report, leaked to the Times, which said that the economic impact of a no-deal Brexit could...

Nadine Dorries, a middle-aged white woman white grey and white hair wearing a light grey top under a light brown coloured jacket.

Brexit, ignorance and lies

Last week, a draft agreement for Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union (EU) was published; it was some 500 pages long and, as could have been predicted, really pleased nobody. It prompted two Cabinet...

Two trucks travelling side by side in the two leftmost lanes on a British motorway.

Truckers blocking London? Get real.

This morning I saw a longish interview on the BBC Breakfast show with some guy called Richard Tice, who was identified only as a spokesman for “Leave Means Leave”. I didn’t hear most of...

Rex Bob Lowenstein would make a bad politician

As I mentioned two posts back about the niqaab controversy, Boris Johnson found an ally in the former (and possibly future) UKIP leader Nigel Farage, who made a comment on BBC London radio to...