One thing though is certain, Brexit has come about in part due to many, many, older people voting to return Britain to a time when the UK was in charge of its own destiny. When Britain mattered as a force in its own right and didn’t need to pander to any ‘foreign Johnnies’ as my Granddad used to call people across the Channel.
Deal, or no deal? Sounds like a game show, I know, but it’s a phrase we are likely to hear muttered more and more towards the deadline for Britain leaving the EU. And not just muttered by Brits in London, Cardiff, Belfast and Glasgow. It’s going to be mentioned in many EU countries as well […]
Have you ever had the feeling you’re swimming in molasses, against the tide, with your hands tied behind your back? That’s the feeling I and I’m certain a few other expats living in the EU are currently feeling. It was bad enough for those of us Brits who voted to stay in the EU, but […]
I wrote this piece in December 2017. Despite the draft deal between the EU and the UK being published last week, it’s now Mid November 2018 and it seems we are actually not much further forward and are probably going rapidly backwards. With the UK leaving the EU in early 2019, there are tough negotiations […]
The trade minister for Britain, Liam Fox, blurted out on Friday that Britain would not be blackmailed into agreeing on the huge cost of leaving the European Union. Well, easy for him to say and no doubt there’s a lot of arguments and mud slinging to come. But none of this helps EU citizens living […]
It wasn’t so long ago that Britain was in the thrall of a referendum that was going to change our British way of life if the yes camp had their way. No, I’m not talking about Brexit, I’m talking about the referendum in Scotland to see if the Scottish people wanted independence from Britain. If […]