Totalitarian Britain: Big Brexit Lies!


 Britain is on the verge of leaving the EU on October 31st with or without a deal from the EU. Without a deal though means trading on WTO (World Trade Organisation) terms. Our government is being attacked from all sides however with the mantra of "there is no mandate for no deal" and the usual … Continue reading Totalitarian Britain: Big Brexit Lies!

Totalitarian Britain: State Capture is nigh!


Unionism appears to be sleepwalking into oblivion and the UK, once admired around the world for an understated but comfortably unifying Britishness that was inclusive, outward-looking, tolerant and ultimately pragmatic, now presents an ugly picture." Gordon Brown, Labour Prime Minister 2008-2010 I never thought I'd agree with anything from an ex Labour prime minister, especially … Continue reading Totalitarian Britain: State Capture is nigh!

Totalitarian Britain “C’est la bullshit!”


I have quite a few friends in France, mostly winemakers, who are concerned about the effect of Brexit on their business. But, who do they blame .......... President Microman! But I have news for them, and for all those totalitarians in our parliament who are trying their damnedest to undermine our democracy through lies, lies … Continue reading Totalitarian Britain “C’est la bullshit!”

A Brexiteer Bastille Day


Wandering around Chinon yesterday, July 14th, a day when French people celebrate their freedom from oppression, I captured this photo of Geoff, a bar owner in the town centre reading The Brexiteer newspaper. I asked him what he most liked about it and he said "it's free for democrats..... so that means non-democrats must pay!" … Continue reading A Brexiteer Bastille Day

My first day as a member of the European Parliament!


As I hurtled towards the big EU machine on the Eurostar from London St Pancras, I had initially intended this post-induction piece to be a light-hearted reflection on my first experiences in Brussels. The beer was good, the bureaucracy was bad – that sort of thing. But in view of the seriousness of the inherently … Continue reading My first day as a member of the European Parliament!