Three Lies in a Row

Three lies in a row. As we sleepwalk to the cliff-edge, Theresa May repeats her manufactured mantra: “We are taking control of our borders, our money and our laws.” All three claims are not true. Existing border regulations allow member nations to track and expel EU people who don’t pay their way after three months. … More Three Lies in a Row

Twittersphere twaddle

I spend far too long on Twitter and Facebook these days. Seeking out people who support Brexit in the hope of sowing a seed that may make them look differently at what it means. When you get deep into Brexit groups, however, you become aware there’s quite a machine pumping out false information which is … More Twittersphere twaddle

Was the 2016 referendum really ‘the biggest democratic exercise in this country’s history’?

Update: January 25th 2019. Since this piece was published some people have pointed out on Twitter that the 2016 referendum didn’t even have the highest number of voters, let alone the highest turnout. This is true. In the 1992 general election 33,614,074 people voted; in the 2016 referendum it was 33,577,342. Thus 36,732 more people … More Was the 2016 referendum really ‘the biggest democratic exercise in this country’s history’?

Our national identity threatened? Really?

I’ve been thinking about two of the main claims of Leave voters, namely that continued membership of the EU “threatens our national identity” (yes, “our” because I, originally from Italy, also have British nationality), and that we’ll be better off when we no longer have to “take orders from Brussels”. I’m thinking about the six … More Our national identity threatened? Really?