The Arguments of Arguing Remain

BY PAUL NEWALL There’s an old maxim that goes along the lines of “don’t judge me until you’ve walked a mile in my shoes”. So, in the interests of being fair, I decided to do some digging into the arguments of the Remain campaign. No Deal Brexit will destroy our exporting industries and lower our GDP Total exports of goods and services account for around 24% … Continue reading The Arguments of Arguing Remain

The Brexit Putin Remoaner Conspiracy

BY PAUL NEWALL Vladimir Putin inserted himself into the Brexit discourse this week and the result was interesting : “The referendum happened” he said. “What can she do? She should fulfil the will of her nation, as expressed at the referendum. Or it isn’t a referendum.” Is wily Vlad being mischievous or does he have a higher purpose? Nigel Farage took a great deal of … Continue reading The Brexit Putin Remoaner Conspiracy

Yellow Macron Folds

BY PAUL NEWALL We should watch on with some interest the events in Paris and Brussels where the mainstream media is informing us that a movement known as the Gilets jaunes are protesting a hike in fuel taxes as part of French president Emmanuel Macron’s green taxation programme resultant from the Paris Climate Accord. (Macron has just folded to their demands.) Looking beneath the surface there are … Continue reading Yellow Macron Folds

It’s Just a Phase, Doctor

BY PAUL NEWALL  When I read about the gender reassignment of the Doctor, I confess I let out an audible groan. Not because I couldn’t cope with one of my childhood favourites becoming a woman – I’d already been prepared for that eventuality by the “Doctors wife” episode in the Matt Smith era. The new show runner Chris Chibnall apparently made it a contractual issue … Continue reading It’s Just a Phase, Doctor