Brexit Is No Longer Divorce – It’s Adultery


Reading Time: 6 minutesThe Mansion House speech, delivered by Theresa May, clearly attempted to define what the UK wants out of Brexit. What it did not do, is deliver concrete solutions. If the EU is to abide by its principles, and not sell its soul to a potential bidder, Theresa May should have very little, if anything, to […]

The EU’s Problem Is Not Brexit, It’s Eastern Europe Brexit may be a short-term crisis, but the real problems come from the East


Reading Time: 4 minutesJean Monnet, one of the fathers of the Union, had a vision of a unified Europe, probably a federal one. For Monnet, Europe was an ongoing process, a “work in progress”, aiming to create the best possible future for our children and grand-children. We must be honest, and admit that certain member states are not economically […]

Theresa May Is Undermining Citizens’ Rights


Reading Time: 4 minutesDuring her recent visit to China, Theresa May has trampled on EU citizens’ rights, as well as evading the question of human rights in China. She has hardly the time to recover from jet-lag, before playing host to Saudi crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman, world champion in human rights. Does Theresa May really believe in […]

David Cameron Has Disrespected The Young


Reading Time: 4 minutesDavid Cameron’s latest inept remarks about the seriousness of Brexit, remind me of a schoolboy’s minimization of the importance of the bad mark he just obtained in history, thinking that the subject is not important. A former UK prime minister, and founder of the “Brexit generation”, Cameron described the Brexit vote as, “a mistake”, and not, […]

Brexit Musings (14): Emmanuel Macron – Jupiter Or Icarus? In wanting to fly too close to the sun, will the French president burn his wings?


Reading Time: 4 minutesFrench president, Emmanuel Macron’s television interview, broadcast on the BBC’s Andrew Marr Show, was nothing short of impressive. Macron showed a degree of confidence and self-belief, that were quite bewildering – especially if you consider that he was speaking to Andrew Marr, in English. From a linguistic point of view, the number of grammatical mistakes […]

British Citizens Fight For EU Rights In The Netherlands The timing and usefulness of this week's court action may be questioned, but how has Brexit come to this?


Reading Time: 6 minutesA group of British citizens, living in the Netherlands, has launched a court case, in an attempt to preserve their rights as EU citizens, post-Brexit. They feel that some of these rights will be lost, after Brexit, and hope that their case will be heard by the European Court of Justice (ECJ). Don’t get me wrong. I […]

The British Passport – A Rhapsody In Blue

Reading Time: 4 minutesIf you thought that the passport saga, instigated by the wonderful Mrs May, couldn’t get any worse, it has. Now, it’s the turn of the EU to not appreciate the true beauty of colour. If all goes to plan, the EU is going to delay all unfortunate holders of Theresa May’s “iconic” blue passport, at a […]

Brexit Musings (12) – “Fool Britannia”


Reading Time: 4 minutesI thought that I could peacefully finish the day, away from Brexit and Facebook, when I accidentally came across the following tweet from a leader of a Western democracy, whose shoulders are probably hurting from the weight of responsibility, that they carry. The tweet is so full of self-contemplation, disregard for others (bordering on contempt), […]

Brexit Musings (11) – Blue Is The Colour, Brexit Is The Game

Reading Time: 3 minutesOne of the most iconic things about being British is having a British passport. – Brandon Lewis (Immigration minister) In its first major announcement for getting a “country that works for everyone“, the UK government has announced the re-emergence of the giant hogweed, once labelled as Britain’s most dangerous plant. Touch it once, and you […]

De Brexit Overeenkomst Negeert de Burgerrechten van Britse Burgers in de EU


Reading Time: 5 minutesTerwijl 23 juni 2016 de boeken in zal gaan als een van de zwartste dagen in onze levens, als EU-burgers in het Verenigd Koninkrijk en als Britse staatsburgers in de EU, zal ook de aankondiging van een last-minute overeenkomst over het “verzekeren” van burgerrechten, opgenomen worden in dit lijstje als “heel donkergrijs”. Twee zaken komen […]