Month: June 2016

The EU Referendum – A Long Week In Politics

It’s been a strange few weeks in British politics. The EU referendum has driven every other kind of political question to the margins. The only question is IN or OUT of the European Union. It is an open secret that the reason we are having a referendum at all. It is because the Prime Minister, David Comeron, feared a takeover by an alliance of the far right of his own Conservative Party and United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP). He was accused at the time of putting party politics above the health of the nation. Indeed, ever since he began campaigning for Britain to stay in the EU, he has been saying what a disaster it would be if we left. When he went to Brussels to negotiate changes. He said that by holding a referendum, the Euro partners would know that he wasn’t just posturing when he set out his demands. And then he came back and pulled out of his hat a small or non-existent rabbit, or a big rabbit – depending on who …

Remain or Leave The EU – Facts Help

University of Liverpool Law School’s Professor Dougan advises Governments on the implications of EU law – so he is well placed to speak. Here follows my PRECIS of Professor Dougan’s talk on the facts about staying in or leaving the EU – but do watch the riveting talk he gives via the link above. It’s easy listening and clear as a bell. (He’s voting REMAIN). Precis Of The Talk We have not and do not give up sovereignty under the EU. We and all of the other European countries protect out own individual sovereignties as a matter of course when negotiating in the EU. Our sovereignty cannot be taken away by the EU. The most comprehensive review of the EU 2012-14 undertaken by the Civil Services throughout the EU and including the UK concluded that the EU is beneficial – or as they said ‘What’s the problem?’ If we leave, UK legislation will have to be picked apart completely. This is a massive undertaking that Parliament will not be able to do in a timely …