BY MANDY BALDWIN You have inherited a cottage by the sea, at the end of a pretty lane. It’s been in the family for years. It’s a bit run-down in places, but still charming; the walls are sound, your grandparents had the roof fixed, your parents made sure the plumbing was up to date, and you’ve had it redecorated and furnished. The garden’s looking nice, … Continue reading Europa Lane
BY MANDY BALDWIN On Sunday, from Catalonia, we heard a mouse roar – and what a mighty roar it was. In an awesome act of courage which should humble all of us, 90% of Catalan people voted for independence. With black-clad, armed Spanish police having closed polling stations, beating elderly women with batons, firing rubber bullets, dragging young girls around the ground like broken dolls, … Continue reading The Might & Rights Of Catalonia
BY MANDY BALDWIN Our ability to hang Theresa May for treason was removed in 1998 by Tony Blair – a man so slippery he covered his tracks before he’d even made them. Nevertheless, the law still allows us to imprison for life any person seeking ‘to move or stir any foreigner to invade the United Kingdom or any other country belonging to the sovereign.’ May’s … Continue reading Magna Carta & All That
Under the EU’s phased negotiating strategy, which has been described as “inflexible” by the UK, talks on trade can only begin once “sufficient progress” has been made on citizens’ rights, the Brexit bill and Ireland. Progress, albeit slow at times, is being made on the first and last of those subjects but the financial settlement is at a dead end, with the UK refusing to … Continue reading How Should May Play?
BY MANDY BALDWIN I’ve never really paid much attention to Philip Hammond, except to notice that he looks a lot like the love child of Nanny McPhee and Topo Gigio, a TV puppet mouse I was fond of in childhood. No, I tell a lie, that’s not all: I’ve also noticed that, while he has been as omnipresent in recent governments as the proverbial fart … Continue reading Why Is Philip Hammond?
BY BEN PENSANT Just because Corbyn’s spent his whole career opposed to the EU doesn’t mean he wants us to leave the EU. And just because Labour’s manifesto stated they would support a hard Brexit doesn’t mean they’re going to support a hard Brexit. Do I need to draw a diagram? Corbynites who voted for Jezza know this, so why are Blairites in such a tizz? All over … Continue reading Labour’s Brexit Ruse Exposed
A year ago the people of Britain spoke with a loud and clear voice. They chose to leave the European Union, and there’s no better way to be part of the historic countdown to Brexit than with The Great British Brexit Calendar. Lord Tim Bell explains: “We have taken the first steps to set a new course for our great Country. With negotiations to leave the European Union now underway, the countdown to a stronger and greater Britain has begun.” “Far … Continue reading Great British Brexit Calendar