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are we out?

So we appear to have finally left the EU. After much wasted time, much of which falls to the Remain camp and the intransigence of the EU it seems that we have finally left, but we are not yet out. Ceasing to be a member is the end of that stage of the process, but if we are to truly leave we need to start divesting the UK of as much of the EU cobweb as we can and I look forward to seeing signs of that happening.

For me leaving the EU was never about a dislike of Europe or of foreigners. It was about the shackles of the EC and its desire to control every aspect of human existence. I know that much of the EU regulations were written by us, not just because we are good at that sort of thing, but also because it gave us a chance to make them less ridiculous. But that was only worth doing whilst we were members and stuck with having to do everything by committee.

Now that we are out we can use everything that we want to, but have no need to use the things that we did not want. I look forward to seeing them gone.

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“Bloody foreigners!”

This was after the election before last, the one that saw us saddled with an ineffective coalition, and the remark in the title above was overheard on the ‘bus. It would be easy to disniss it as some casual racism from a couple of middle aged white men, for the pair whose conversation I was listening to fitted the bill in terms of skin colour and appearence, but there was more to it. Continue reading

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are you prepared to sign the UK’s death warrant?

Do you remember watching the Berlin Wall as it was pushed over? Possibly you are too young, but got those of us who knew the Cold War period it was a symbol of hope that so many once proud nations could have the chance to escape from the tyranny of the old Soviet Bloc. But as we rejoiced at the scenes little did we know then that another dark force was gathering pace to subjugate all it could gobble up. Continue reading

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