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Politics: The Battle for Britain

by Iain Donaldson on 19 April, 2017

The United Kingdom stands today at a crossroads, and it for the people to decide which path we tread. One path leads us to international isolation and the destruction of the values we have built over two centuries, the other leads us to the open, tolerant and united Britain that so many of us have […]

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Once again in England Labour stands shoulder to shoulder with the Conservatives.  It is left to the Liberal Democrats to lead the only real opposition.  Labour has joined the Conservatives and UKIP in competing for a diminishing leave vote. Jeremy Corbyn has now positioned his party to lose seats in 2020.  The Lib Dems are […]

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Many commentators have been shocked to hear Boris Johnson, the Brexiteer Foreign Secretary, calling on the EU to go softly on president Erdogan’s proposals to re-introduce the Death Penalty for treachery and to allow the Turkish application for EU membership to continue. Perhaps they would be less shocked if they looked at Boris’s heritage and […]

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I am both a citizen of Britain and a Citizen of Europe.  All my adult life I have had a passport that declares me to be both a British Citizen and a Citizen of Europe.  I have never found myself conflicted by that notion. Now though I face the prospect of losing my European citizenship […]

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The outcome of negotiations for a British exit from the European Union are not, and can not yet, be known and so the Referendum was held on an entirely false premise that we would be better off out than in.  For this reason it is logical that when the options are known we should ask […]

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Politics – After the EU Referendum

by Iain Donaldson on 29 June, 2016

The oldest parliamentary democracy in the world is facing constitutional crisis and political meltdown following the EU Referendum vote, and the only solution is an immediate general election, as most MP’s have no mandate to vote in favour of Brexit and most probably don’t even want to. Most Tory candidates who became MP’s had made […]

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Household food bills could be about to rise by a staggering 14% as a direct result of Britain’s decision to exit the European Union due to the predicted fall in the Pound against both the Euro and the Dollar. Britain produces around 54% of the food we consume, with a further 27% coming from the […]

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The latest nonsense meme being circulated by the campaign against Britain remaining in the EU relates to a recent realisation by the Swiss Government that they did not complete the paperwork 22 years ago when they decided not to join the EU.  Switzerland stopped pursuing its application in 1994 when it decided instead to go […]

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There are those who cite Switzerland as an example of a non EU Country that is able to negotiate trade on favourable terms, but the reality of Switzerland’s position makes a strong case for Britain to remain in the EU. On 9 February 2014 Switzerland voted “Against Mass Immigration” and in favour employers giving preference […]

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Political Perspective – The European Arrest Warrant

by Iain Donaldson on 12 November, 2014

For generations the white coast of Spain was reknowned in the UK as the costa del crime, it was where the British Criminals went to spend their ill gotten gains without any possibility that they would be extradited back to the UK, because there was no extradition treaty negotiated or likely to be negotiated with […]

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