During the referendum campaign leading up to June 2016 (…is it really almost three years ago?), I was firmly convinced that remaining was a sensible idea. The two key areas for me were that I believe trade is, in general terms, an aid to a good economy and that promotion of ‘good causes’ related to … More Exposing the far-right narrative behind Brexit
Theresa May announced this week that £1.6 billion will be spent post-Brexit to help ‘boost economic growth’ in poorer towns. Within hours it was being called a ‘bribe’ as the recipient towns all predominantly voted Leave. These are precisely the MPs that she needs to keep on-side as we approach another round of crucial voting … More The £1.6 billion bribe. Distribution is everything.
What is the European Project? If you use the term, you probably are either a fan or an enemy of this wonderful shorthand for greater European unity. As the UK grapples with the complexity of this decades long inter-governmental venture, the Bath Royal Literary & Scientific Institution will be hosting a timely talk on the … More “The Future of the EU: Ever closer Union or just good friends?”, Professor Jeremy Clegg, 12th February, 7:30 pm, BRLSI, Queen Square, Bath
There is a large part of me so sick of what is going on in MY Country, that I just want to walk away. But I can’t. I recall that positive day after the referendum – and I mean 1975. The public’s majority feeling, for the first time for awhile, was that the UK had … More The only way forward is to vote again
My initial response to Brexit was emotional. On the morning after the referendum, I found myself sitting on a stool in the kitchen sobbing, tears flowing. Very unmanly. So, as a proper science documentary maker, I started researching the facts. In particular, I read the boring-sounding EU manual, How the European Union Works, which was … More Searching for answers
Join us at Midsomer Norton Town Hall for an informed and friendly Question Time-style discussion about the Brexit issues that matter to you. Did you vote Remain but are worried that local views are not being heard? Did you vote Leave but are now concerned about what Brexit will mean for your area and your … More What does Brexit mean for Midsomer Norton, Radstock and surrounds? Thursday, 12th April, 7:30 – 9:30 pm, Midsomer Norton Town Hall