BY JAMIE FOSTER John Bercow, on a speaking tour in the US, claimed recently that Brexit may take another 20 years to sort out. More nonsense from this silly man. In his speech he claimed that ‘no force on earth’ would stop parliament having the final say about Brexit. While he agreed that the referendum was important, he went on to say that didn’t mean … Continue reading Good Riddance, Hobbit
BY JAMIE FOSTER Switzerland is coming to the end of its tether in relation to the failed attempt to negotiate an economic deal with the EU. The Swiss believe that the EU bureaucrats are too dogmatic in their demands to be able to come to a deal. A failure to reach a deal could mean that Swiss researchers are blocked from the common market. As … Continue reading The Swiss Example
BY JAMIE FOSTER The expression “falling between two stools” is an old proverbial phrase. The full version is ‘between two stools one falls to the ground’. It is first cited in John Gower’s Confessio Amantis, 1390: “Thou farst [farest] as he betwen tuo stoles That wolde sitte and goth to grounde.” The first recorded use in modern English is in Matthew Prior’s comic poem Alma; or, The … Continue reading Plot or Die
BY JAMIE FOSTER One of our readers wrote in to ask a question about Brexit. He asked what are the implications for Britain, whilst still a member, are we by default to be tied into the next budget period were it finalised prior to our anticipated, if somewhat unconfirmed, leave date of 31 October? This is a good question as most of the relationship between … Continue reading When do EU Payments Stop?
BY JAMIE FOSTER Last week Home Secretary Sajid Javid made a speech about extremism in which he singled out Nigel Farage and the Brexit Party saying they are not extremists. In what is seen to be an olive branch held out to the Brexit Party, Javid praised the Brexit Party and Nigel Farage for leaving UKIP behind when it changed to a “far right” party. … Continue reading A Brexit Party Coalition?
BY JAMIE FOSTER At a time when the BBC is losing licence fee payers at a dangerous speed and needs to endear the nation, the organisation has chosen the suicidal path of changing its editorial guidance on social media in order to allow Gary Lineker and Chris Packham to keep on ranting over Twitter. The guidance still bans political journalists from expressing a view on … Continue reading BBC’s Social Media Achilles’ Heel
BY JAMIE FOSTER Ex-Prime Minister John Major seems to have seriously lost the plot as he threatens to judicially review Boris Johnson if he decides to prorogue parliament to get a no deal Brexit through. Former British PM Sir John Major will "seek a judicial review" to prevent the next prime minister suspending Parliament to force through a no-deal Brexit #r4today https://t.co/MyWlMEV8nK pic.twitter.com/0aLl8Ej5H5 — BBC … Continue reading Major Headache
BY JAMIE FOSTER What to do about the Brexit Party? As Nigel Farage addressed a rally of 5500 of his supporters on Sunday, the question once more raised its head about how the Tories should deal with the challenge of his new and vibrant party. Farage and his party – so they say – will be targeting at the next General Election both Tory and … Continue reading A Brexit Party Compact?
BY JAMIE FOSTER BBC Countryfile has upset a boatload of viewers by its biased piece on Brexit and how it will affect farmers: Adam Henson was interviewing a family of beef farmers who said Brexit had cast a shadow over the industry. They said that halving the tariffs in place to protect EU beef from imports would make it unsustainable to produce UK beef. The … Continue reading Biased Countryfile Fails Again