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News review – Tuesday 12 September 2017

September 12, 2017 // 9 Comments

Brexit Bill Mail Theresa May hailed an ‘historic’ moment tonight as Labour failed to defeat the government in the first vote on the EU Withdrawal Bill. The crucial legislation was comfortably given its second reading in the Commons by a margin of 326 to 290 – a majority of [...]

Saturday papers – 2 September 2017

September 2, 2017 // 4 Comments

Great Repeal Bill The Independent has turned its attention back to what used to be known as the Great Repeal Bill. The Government’s so-called Great Repeal Bill should in fact be known as the “Great Continuity Bill”, the Brexit Secretary has said. Speaking during a trip to Washington to [...]

Letters to the Editor – Friday 7th April 2017

April 7, 2017 // 7 Comments

In the wake of the EU Parliament’s “debate” on Wednesday 5th April, today’s letter by our contributor and reader Torquil Dick-Erikson draws our attention to the lukewarm attitude of Ms May in regard to Brexit: Sir, This series of pictures in The Express of Tusk meeting May is most eloquent. [...]

News review – Tuesday 14 March 2017

March 14, 2017 // 43 Comments

Brexit Times Theresa May was handed the power last night to pull Britain out of the European Union as parliament voted for the final time to pass the government’s Article 50 bill. By a majority of 45 (331 votes to 286), the Commons rejected an amendment from the Lords that would have given [...]

Letters to the Editor – Monday 13th March, 2017

March 13, 2017 // 4 Comments

The following letter by our contributor Christopher Gill needs to be read today – before the votes in the HoC later today, and before Ms May actually invokes Article 50, if the vote in the HoC rejects the Lords’ Amendments: Sir, ‘Perfidious Tories’, Take 2 – Take 1 is here David [...]

Sunday papers – 12 March 2017

March 12, 2017 // 5 Comments

Brexit With Brexit coming before MPs again tomorrow, several of the media report the words of the Brexit secretary David Davis. The Telegraph says: David Davis has issued a last-minute warning to Tory rebels not to sabotage the Article 50 Bill amid fears any change could see Brexit end up in the [...]

Repeal ECA 1972 NOW !

December 13, 2016 // 22 Comments

As Nigel Farage pointed out on Question Time on 8 December, the UK could leave the EU in two weeks. It is neither a complex nor a difficult thing to do.  As he said, we simply tell them we are out, and offer free trade. The way in which this should be done, however, is one of which the High Court [...]

The Plot to Murder Brexit – Part II

November 20, 2016 // 9 Comments

[Ed: Part I of this two-part series was published here, on Saturday November 19th 2016.] The logic of referenda Whatever the status of the prerogative there are also the logical implications of holding a referendum. Parliament voted overwhelmingly for the Act (316 for, 53 against) which authorised [...]

The Plot to Murder Brexit – Part I

November 19, 2016 // 9 Comments

The remainers  are intent on murdering Brexit through the political equivalent of death by a thousand cuts. Delay is their great ally and there are plenty of individuals – politicians, mediafolk, academics, lobbyists, pressure groups, businessmen and much of the rest of the amorphous mass of [...]