Tag Archives: Referendum

2019 General Election follows European Election which followed Local Elections!


It appears as though the election scheduled to take place a month from tomorrow will be a great deal more uncertain than the previous events that most people have ever experienced. The number of well-known existing MPs who have either … Continue reading

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Henry Smith, Crawley MP is clearly out of touch


As MPs from across the country enter into a range of discussions regarding the European Union it is inevitable that their lack of understanding will emerge in public. There are many MPs whose grasp of the EU demonstrates how unsuitable … Continue reading

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If Theresa wins today she must then return to propose a referendum


Assuming that the Labour Party and its allies fails to deliver a no confidence vote against the Government today, which seems probable given that there are more votes available to the Conservatives and the DUP than the rest of an … Continue reading

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The clear call for another EU referendum


As the Brexiteers in our Government keep on explaining, the British public made a decision nearly two years ago to leave the EU and on that basis their decision was final and there is no going back. Indeed on 30th … Continue reading

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It is never a mistake to give people an opportunity to vote


When challenged on this mornings Marr show, that the General Election back in June was a mistake, Theresa May used the words above. It is hard to make sense of these words in the context of a Parliamentary system that … Continue reading

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The Sun could lose its hat


The proposals a few weeks ago by the Conservative Party to change the planning regime for on-shore wind turbines, making their installation less likely was an appalling blow to those people who had trusted David Cameron when he claimed “vote blue, get green”. … Continue reading

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A mockery of proper democratic practice


The words of William Hague following yesterdays predictable referendum in Ukraine who said “Nothing in the way that the referendum has been conducted should convince anyone that it is a legitimate exercise. The referendum has taken place at 10 days’ notice, … Continue reading

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Do as we say, not as we do


Our elected representatives and the Government itself open themselves up to intense scrutiny whenever they speak in Parliament or send out circular letters. However they must presume that few of us can be bothered to pay attention to what they say or write or … Continue reading

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Whose referendum?


Twitter broke the news this week that Brighton & Hove Council intend to set a Council Tax level of 4.75% for 2014/15. This exceeds the 2% limit set by Eric Pickles, Secretary of State for Local Government. The implication of … Continue reading

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