The Great Deception – Part 11 – The Awkward Partner…and Mrs Thatcher

Continuing our review series in which we attempt to make some sense of Brexit: Chapter 10 of The Great Deception is one of those chapters that revealed to me so much fascinating information that at the end I just wrote ‘Wow’…but before we get on to that here are some of the best articles on Brexit over the Christmas New Year Period. My favourite is this brilliant … Continue reading The Great Deception – Part 11 – The Awkward Partner…and Mrs Thatcher

Brexitmania and The Great Deception – Part 10 -The First Referendum.

Over Christmas and Boxing Day it was good to have an internet and social media fast (and before I get the comments – yes blog posts continued – they were scheduled from last week!)…Did I miss much?  Apparently not – the Brexitmania continued – with Lord Adonis, Lord Foulkes and Alistair Campbell tweeting with all the fervour of religious zealots throughout Christmas.   The SNP of … Continue reading Brexitmania and The Great Deception – Part 10 -The First Referendum.

The Great Deception 9 – The Politicians Deceit and the Fishermen Betrayed

Before we go on to learn from what happened in 1970-1973 (as you will see, the parallels are uncanny) let’s get up to date with what is happening this week.  The bottom line is, that as in the early 1970’s,  the EU is playing hardball and the UK’s political class are largely caving in and deceiving the British people. Theresa May has (I suspect through … Continue reading The Great Deception 9 – The Politicians Deceit and the Fishermen Betrayed

The Great Deception 7 – Merkel, Peoples March, Spectator Debate, Monnet and Engrenage

Before we go on to look at chapter six in The Great Deception – which is a fascinating insight into the formation of the EEC and Britain’s growing interest in joining up to 1961.  Again the historical background really lets us get the bigger picture of what is going on today – speaking of which, the Brexit farce continues.   Here are a few developments and articles that … Continue reading The Great Deception 7 – Merkel, Peoples March, Spectator Debate, Monnet and Engrenage

The Great Deception (Part 4) – Is the EU an American Creation?

One of the difficulties in discussing is how many people just repeat myths they have heard as though they were facts.  This weeks review of The Great Deception deals with some of those.  For example the view that the EU was set up after the Second World War to preserve peace and it has been the primary reason for peace in Europe over the past 50 years. … Continue reading The Great Deception (Part 4) – Is the EU an American Creation?

The Origins of the EU – Greek Workers, UK Remainers and Jean Monnet – (The Great Deception – Part 2)

The Brexit saga rolls on.  This week Nicola Sturgeon demanded that the UK stay in the Customs Union (in effect the same as remaining in the EU – but without any say!);  numerous panic buttons were hit as Project Fear was ratcheted up; and the attempt to stop Brexit was continued with Tory, Liberal, Labour and SNP Remainers upping their hysteria.  It’s interesting how everything … Continue reading The Origins of the EU – Greek Workers, UK Remainers and Jean Monnet – (The Great Deception – Part 2)

The Great Deception – Part 1

This is one of those books that is culture changing.   Written by Christopher Booker and Richard North, it is a detailed, well-researched and brilliantly argued book about the history of the European Union. It was first published in 2003 but this updated edition was released in 2016.  “A superb history of the EU and of Britain’s relationship with it…every MP, every senior civil servant, every … Continue reading The Great Deception – Part 1

Brexit for Dummies (and Hope for Visionaries)

Just before the EU referendum I wrote this article about my struggles with how to vote and why I eventually ended up opting for Brexit.  It got an astonishing reaction being downloaded, read and passed on over 100,000 times.   I have written other things on this topic but never anything on that scale…until today.  I have heard lots of people asking about what is going … Continue reading Brexit for Dummies (and Hope for Visionaries)