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Archive for 'Brexit'

It takes a Nationalist to love a Fascist

Putin’s Lord Haw Haws – why does the UK continue to tolerate Russian propagandists and useful idiots? – this article begins.
I can’t see how a liberal democracy can do anything but “tolerate” them.
Still, it is marked how the arch nationalists, Farage and Salmond, are admirers of Putin and appear on Russia Today.  Meanwhile Nicola Sturgeon [...]

Note to Douglas Carswell

Everyone who voted in the referendum, whichever way, should read this – and worry about lawyers-in-wigs subverting our say
— Douglas Carswell MP (@DouglasCarswell) November 17, 2016

UK Supreme Court justices and lawyers appearing have long since dispensed with court dress.
@stellacreasy I'd scrap Judicial Appointments Commissars and open up the judicial oligarchy we have in this [...]

Then and Now

Perhaps Sturgeon’s Law should be applied to any public statements by the SNP. Nicola Sturgeon is actively considering the possibility of investigating the means of opposing Theresa May’s appeal against the High Court’s ruling that control has been taken back for the Commons and the Executive does not have free-rein with Royal Prerogative.
The rule of [...]

Um, er…

— Ben Judah (@b_judah) July 3, 2016

Then and Now

Nicola Sturgeon, July 2016:
“People from EU countries are an important part of Scotland’s future. I am therefore seeking immediate guarantees from the Prime Minister, and all Conservative leadership candidates, that the residency status and the other existing rights of the 173,000 EU nationals living in Scotland will remain unchanged, now or in the future. This [...]

Anyone Got A Cunning Plan?

"If you want something done properly, shoot Baldrick first" Except even Baldrick had a plan.
— General Woundwort WC (@hedgenettle) June 29, 2016

Where do we go from here?

Guest post by Sackcloth & Ashes
The events of the morning of the 24th June have come as something of a shock to me. I’m not going to say that it was the worst day of my life, as it would be a fatuous assertion lacking in a sense of proportion. I’ve lost both my parents, [...]


These are just some of the incidents that people are reporting.
How many others are going unmentioned?
I think the decent non-racist Leavers now have a more important task than finding a way out of the EU.
Update: Check out this Facebook page. It chronicles acts of compassion and solidarity as well as acts of hatred and [...]

Notice anything?

Turnout % of each age group in the #EURefResults:
18-24: 36%25-34: 58%35-44: 72%45-54: 75%55-64: 81%65+: 83%
via @SkyData
— MLMS (@mylifemysay) June 25, 2016

Compare and contrast:
HOW AGES VOTED(YouGov poll)18-24: 75% Remain25-49: 56% Remain50-64: 44% Remain65+: 39% Remain#EUref
— Ben Riley-Smith (@benrileysmith) June 23, 2016

Of course in a vote this close, you have your choice of “what-ifs.”
As an election [...]


So if everyone who voted Leave and now regrets it (do you know anyone like this?) could have a do-over, would the result change?