The elephant in the room

Escaping the barraging beast of Brexit is one of many refreshing things about being in China. Either because it’s not happened yet, because it will happen at some point, or because it still isn’t clear what it means, no one in Britain seems happy with the state of Brexit. Chinese politics may be quite beastly itself, but here I don’t feel surrounded by the same … Continue reading The elephant in the room

Brexit: An avoidable Existential Problem

The widely respected Guy Verhofstadt, evidently frustrated by further Brexit failings and downfalls – caused and felt by the British – vented some of this frustration. Calling out the Conservative Party for dragging the whole of Britain down with thier self-interested party catfight. A catfight which the EU Brexit co-ordinator points out has created a dibilitating existentional problem for the rest of us. However surely, … Continue reading Brexit: An avoidable Existential Problem

Brexit Shows the Worth of the House of Lords to UK Democracy!

“Frankly deranged!” The words of Conservative former attorney general, Dominic Grieve, as he attacked his own parties government of deliberately not guaranteeing MPs a vote on the outcome of the Brexit negotiation. On Monday evening the Brexit bill was presented to the House of Commons (HoC) ready for debate and vote. The bill had previously been debated in the House of Lords (HoL) with crucial amendments added. A series of … Continue reading Brexit Shows the Worth of the House of Lords to UK Democracy!