Tag: Referendum

Definitively Depressing Democracy

Today is Blue Monday. Apparently, this is what the cool kids now call the third Monday in January. It’s supposedly the most depressing day of the year. And it’s absolutely a real thing and not just some concept originally made up by a travel agent in 2005 to sell more holidays. So, if you’re feeling…

A Second Referendum?

  Since the UK voted to leave the European Union in June 2016, it’s barely been out of the media. The election of a racist misogynist billionaire to the White House has provided some light relief on occasion, but you can’t turn on a TV, listen to the radio or open a newspaper in the…

Podiatric Problems

I’ve got cold feet Less because I want to withdraw From an undertaking To which I have Perhaps ill-advisedly Committed And more I think Because it’s January And I’m wearing neither Socks nor slippers Still, I sometimes wish That the UK government Had experienced slightly cooler feet Than they clearly did When committing to An…

Bregrets, I’ve Had A Few

Despite recent evidence to the contrary, this blog is not meant to be about political commentary. It’s meant to be a whimsical collection of bad poetry, rants about soup and toilet-based anecdotes. But the fallout of Brexit continues to dominate the news and as a citizen of the soon-to-be-former EU member state, I feel I should comment…

James Remains

The dust is starting to settle and apparently the apocalypse hasn’t happened. Yet. But the post-Brexit UK does feel different and none of us are quite sure what to make of it. For starters, my blog seems to have gone from random nonsense to political commentary. Perhaps I should rectify that, but then politics did…

James Complains About Brexit

“The terrible irony is that the vast majority of the people who voted to leave are the ones who will be most adversely affected. The most extreme example of turkeys voting for Christmas I can recall.”   This morning I was awoken gently by  Mrs Proclaims who broke the news to me of Britain’s collective…

James Complains About The Referendum

Today there is a referendum on whether or not Britain remains part of the European Union. Today we as a nation decide whether to Brexit or not to Brexit. I wrote about it back in February. Back then it seemed like the distant future, but lo and behold, we’re here in the future.

European Disunion

Today is apparently a big day for the UK in terms of our relationship with the rest of Europe. Our beloved Prime Minister, and genuine man of the people (you may detect a hint of sarcasm but I offer no comment), is trying to negotiate a better deal for us, with many predicting that the…