Brexit: The Poles – BBC’s ‘victim of the week’

29th June 2016 4

I am old enough to have been brought up on tales of Polish heroism during the Second World War. Every small boy knew about Monte Cassino and the sacrifices of Polish pilots during the Battle of Britain. The other night following the spraying of anti Polish graffiti on  the doors  of the Polish Cultural Centre in London,  the TV showed a … [Read on]

After Brexit; Down at the real Rover’s Return

29th June 2016 2

Few people in The Greyhound appear to have voted remain. For a small northern pub, this is not unusual. I’ve been doing the quiz here every Sunday for about fifteen years. It’s an ingrained ritual, one shared by my mother, aunts and various cousins who also appear around the same time. Many of the patrons who come here have been … [Read on]

Brexin; The Wood at Compiègne revisited

28th June 2016 6

I have never been happier to be proven wrong. I predicted in the first Referendum Watch in December that the result would be decisively in favour of remaining in the EU, on the normally safe assumption that big government, big money and big lies would win, as they invariably do. Alas, I fear, despite the historic vote, they still will. … [Read on]

Jane Kelly; Justice for The Clapham Groper

27th June 2016 3

Like the most people I am dismayed by mass migration into England. I suspect many asylum claims are bogus and feel unhappy about the arrival of so many Muslims into Europe, puzzled at why they don’t seek a better life in the Muslim world. However the treatment of Mehdi Midani, 28, an illegal immigrant from Algeria who has just been … [Read on]

Brexit. Those charming continentals and their Imperial Dreams

27th June 2016 1

At a recent dinner party in Budapest I heard an anecdote offered by a charming and sophisticated Continental man. Not a Hungarian, he had just that day been approached in a metro station here by a British holidaymaker asking how to buy a transport ticket. The charming and sophisticated European (of noble blood forsooth) asked how this fellow would vote … [Read on]

Brexit: A Yugoslav Denouement ?

26th June 2016 2

In between the nerve-jangling music relayed over the public address system in the supermarket nearest my house in France, there were today announcements about special offers of various comestibles. On each occasion the announcement ended by proclaiming that the comestible in question was produced in France. Next door the supermarket is one of those stores, more numerous in France than in … [Read on]

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