Saturday, 25 June 2016

URGENT! Please Petition Parliament To Change The Voting Rules!


Dear UK Citizen,

For a Just result, please link to...

https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/131215

Kind regards,

John

It's The Oldies What Did It! Shame!


Dear Reader,

Well, it does look like the 45s and above age group ("the oldies") have seriously prejudiced the futures of the younger people, particularly the u-25s.

For me this is a serious matter, that us oldies, who are much more numerous, have taken to remaining selfish about what we want. This is again a situation where we forget that we're not here for that long and yet we presume, near the end or past the end of our working lives, we can take away the chosen futures of those who have their entire lives ahead of them.


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I cry "shame!".

Not only this effect on the young but we may well see the break-up of the UK: Scotland and even Northern Ireland may well decide to take their own trip. And I don't blame them as they can see their English cousins are more concerned about their own affairs than the future of the UK as a whole.

The EU may now break-up as well. Perhaps the Brexiters may not be concerned about that, but this line of thinking will be found to be utterly negative. 

Why don't we all just get divorced from our partners and families as well? It's the same thing isn't it?

We have a lot to learn. Love and tolerance seem to be words we have forgotten about - but, admittedly, with no thanks to the political classes we choose to elect.

Thank you for reading this.

Thursday, 23 June 2016

The EU Exit Post-Mortem


Dear Reader,

Today is one of the saddest days in my life, feeling that I'm going through another divorce.

But I feel as though it's unfinished business. I don't see how 48+% of the UK population can be regarded as defeated (whichever way it had gone), and it raises the spectre of identity issues in Scotland and even Ireland, where the border issue comes up once more. And the impact on trade and relationships with the Republic of Ireland.

What will it mean for our farmers, I wonder?

Added to that it appears that much of the North-East vote (for Exit) was more of a protest vote against politicians than anything to do with the EU. But will the political parties listen to that protest?

It's a totally unsatisfactory situation we're now in i.m.o., and I fear it's all going to get worse as the world is not what it was when we were last "on our own" over 40 years ago.

And what I think many people have overlooked - or don't wish to consider - is that the EU popularity is as fragile in Germany and France and other EU countries. I can see Europe breaking up, and the consequences will just add to the chaos.

Not saying the EU has been a wonderful experience: there clearly have been many aspects of it to grumble about. But we could all have made it into something bigger and better if we were to have thought more deeply.

For me, a sad, sad, day.

Tuesday, 21 June 2016

EU In or Out - My Last Thoughts


Dear Reader,

If you can spare the time please watch this talk by Prof. Dougan. Also his comments on the immigration issue that he didn’t have time for in the video: link.

What is alarming is that he poured cold water on the notion of a 2 year EU exit deal (which Brexit are promoting) and was talking more in terms of around 10 years to bargain our way out … which leaves an awfully big interim situation with an unknown affect on our economy. And, consequently, the poorest yet again being hit the hardest.

Another video that supports Dougan is one from an academic at Oxford, Prof. Collier:
So, having listened to 2 such brains, it’s really a no-brainer, surely!
I'm sure you will vote according to your commonsense.