Tag Archives: European Union
The medium term repercussions for the union of the United Kingdom also look terminal.
Today I was with well over 100,000 others marching to protest for a People’s Vote on the EU. Photo from ITN News website As it becomes ever more clear that labeling the facts as Project Fear was a diversionary tactic, and businesses are assessing whether they can continue in the UK, people from across the […]
The deed is done. The letter is sent. Article 50 is triggered. And the EU has confirmed that we may still have a way back. My reading of the runes is that attitudes towards and against Brexit have hardened, and there’s a good chunk of people who aren’t closely aligned with either but would quite […]
This morning I was one of a dynamic duo manning a Lib Dem stall in Wokingham town centre – at least until the clouds opened. Boy, did they open! I’ve only ever seen rain like that in the monsoon in Thailand. While you may think “only 2?”, bear in mind there was also a big march […]
The result of the poll on 23 June is undeniable if narrow. The (small) majority of voters want the United Kingdom out of the European Union. But it has become glaringly obvious that there was simply no plan if the Brexit campaign won. I’ve been trying to think of the possible options from this point […]
I grew up in the 60s and 70s. This, apparently, was the time Britain was great. If I was asked to describe my memories, in colour I would say predominantly brown, unreliable and slightly scary. The 70s was the decade that style forgot. We had power cuts, shortages of things like sugar in shops, and […]
On Wednesday morning, I was giving a talk at a Westminster Forum. The topic was broadly how media coverage of trans people has changed. Near the beginning I repeated one of my favourite quotes, from Gray Cavendar, an American academic: broadly that the media defines what we see as problems, and shapes the solutions we […]