The Pound Sterling Myth

Just as I write this article, the pound has risen against the US Dollar to $1.36 (its highest level since the Brexit vote), very close to what it was when results starting coming in from the local authorities in the EU referendum on the evening of 23rd June last year. I therefore write the following part of… Continue reading The Pound Sterling Myth

It may currently seem tempting for some but we shouldn’t leave *now* with no deal

Readers may recall that I posted an article entitled "No Brexit Deal is Better than a Bad Deal" and I still very much believe that no deal is better than a bad deal. However, a minority of leave voters are now stating that, because Michel Barnier currently seems to be negative and pessimistic about Brexit… Continue reading It may currently seem tempting for some but we shouldn’t leave *now* with no deal

Why David Davis is the right person to lead us out of the EU

David Davis was one of John Major's Government Chief Whips in the early 1990s, whipping Conservative MPs to vote for the integrationist Maastricht Treaty which created the European Union (EU). He made a speech in August 2012, praising both the single market and the customs union and saying that, if we were to leave the… Continue reading Why David Davis is the right person to lead us out of the EU

Was Cameron right to hold the EU referendum when he did?

I am generally opposed to referenda and am strongly opposed to frequent referenda. I don't think regular referenda are compatible with our representative democracy in which Parliament is supposed to be sovereign. They are often very divisive and bitter and can split the country right down the middle, causing divisions in friendship groups, relationships and… Continue reading Was Cameron right to hold the EU referendum when he did?