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UK will be passing Kiribati as we are submerged in our own Brexit bile

Understanding Brexit, and where to experience it if we leave the EU on 29th March 2019…

Brexit is a ‘coup’, a ‘virus’ and a ‘fiasco’ of an by a new type of advanced, relatively wealthy ‘failing state’. Kiribati provides a particularly poignant place from which to view it if it goes ahead on 29th March 2019.

Found out by Captain Ska, but "meet the new boss...same as the old boss"

GE2017 – Democratic renewal or a further indicator of the UK failing state?

The terminal decline of representative democracy has been a theme of this blog for  a couple of years. Does the 2017 General Election (GE2017) and its unfolding aftermath change this at all? On the face of it, voters have managed to give a considerable rebuff to an arrogant Governing party who had wilfully misinterpreted a

We desperately need a new narrative for 2017...

The plot against Europe: Part Three – The fightback

Probably the least convincing part of Roth’s ‘The Plot Against America’ is the denouement. Lindbergh’s widow appeals for a turn away from KKK-led violence; Roosevelt is reelected; equilibrium (and the ‘American way’) is restored. In the epilogue, it is explained quite plausibly that it was a Nazi plot all along. I await Mrs Trump’s corresponding

What is the ‘Sunderland question’? And how might the May Government and local leadership teams answer it?

I can’t help thinking that Sunderland’s pace of counting votes will henceforth come to be seen as a massive millstone around this proud city’s neck. As Sunderland delivered its BREXIT referendum victory shortly after the polls closed on June 23rd, a first highly symbolic indicator of the national BREXIT upset became apparent.   Over subsequent

Is anyone going to articulate and propose the honest UK and EU narrative after the referendum fiasco?

Britain has spoken – but what did it say, and what should be done about it?

It really gives me no pleasure to say I called it right – but, looking back on the trio of EU referendum blogs, the basic premises were confirmed overnight on the 23rd/24th. The referendum  was an absurd exercise for answering questions about the UKs future relationship with the EU. Cameron is a fatally flawed individual