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Borders

The BBC News article on an Irish/UK border today is interesting for its comment section. There are quite a few people saying that neither Ireland nor Northern Ireland wants a hard border so there won’t be one, it’s just the

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Stats

Some notable stats from YouGov today: 61% of leave voters think that significant damage to the economy is a price worth paying for brexit as long as it doesn’t affect them much. 39% of leave voters think that themselves of

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Honesty

If you read much internet discussion on brexit you will either be a staunch brexiter, or you will know that many brexiters should be held in violation of the geneva convention for their torture of logic. Rewriting history has become

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Brexit and Corbyn

Today Jeremy Corbyn asserted that mass immigration from the EU undermines British workers. It sounds good superficially, as long as you are prepared to overlook the one small problem that there’s just no evidence that it’s correct. Nobody has ever

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Theresa’s Paradox

Today we see the paradox at the heart of brexit: That the UK is a strong and independent country that don’t need no EU, while simultaneously being so weak that it is being bullied by the big meanies at the

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Election thoughts

Time for a serious general election post. I’m not exactly enamoured by any party at the moment. I’ll go through them one by one. The Lib Dems are my most natural party fit but they’ve got tunnel vision in that

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Question for brexiteers:

Brexiteers have generally been very happy with the Conservative party so far, but are they so happy now that Theresa May is seeking to reduce the power of the rebellious hard right, hard brexit wing of her party by bringing

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