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!

Time for our own Brexit poll … right here right now!


I claim no great expertise in political history. Unlike many economists I do not claim the ability to read a crystal ball. I do not understand market sentiment either. But I can add 2+2 correctly, can smell corruption or bullshit a mile away, and ....... recognise the irony of using “Henry VIII powers” in relation … Continue reading Time for our own Brexit poll … right here right now!

European tw@t of the month? It’s no contest!


You may all be wondering about the title of this post, I’ll get to it in a moment.I’m sitting at home now in complete calm and comfort after spending a week in The Republic of France. A glass of Chablis in hand as I enter the log of my wine purchases in Chablis and Pommard, … Continue reading European tw@t of the month? It’s no contest!

Trumpet Tuesday: EU lapdogs and Constitutional Crises!


Once again the EU and their lapdogs have caused a constitutional crisis in a member country. First it was the U.K. and the plotting via Blair, Soros, and the House of Lords, then Hungary and the Soros NGOs, and now Italy with the President refusing to endorse the appointment of a Finance Minister because he … Continue reading Trumpet Tuesday: EU lapdogs and Constitutional Crises!