The bizarre behaviour of Liam Fox could damage Brexit

Brexit is a turning point in British history, a huge step foward for Britain and a cause for great rejoicing.  It is absolutely vital that Brexit should be delivered, properly and soon. So why Liam Fox is behaving in the way he is seems inexplicable.EU referendumMr. Fox from the start has behaved in a provocative, disruptive manner towards his fellow Brexiteers.  Considering the importance of his task, this is beyond my comprehension. The Daily Mail reported:  “Just weeks after the two Brexit campaigners were elevated to the Cabinet by Theresa May, Dr Fox told the Foreign Secretary that his newly-created International Trade Department should be handed control of economic diplomacy. Continue reading

Crass EU tries to hijack Olympic glory

An embarrassing faux pas saw the EU clumsily trying to hijack Olympic glory mid-stream.  Countries applied to compete individually, but when did reality ever stop the EU steamrollering their will onto any situation, however inappropriately?eumedalstableThe EU has decided they should be at the top of the medals table.  Even though Team GB applied to complete as Team GB yonks ago, and the competion is well underway, we are now yanked into Team EU without any consultation. Continue reading

Putin welcomes warmer communication with our new Foreign Secretary

Boris once called Russian President Vladimir Putin a “manipulative tyrant” and likened him to the big-eared, bug-eyed “house elf” from the Harry Potter series. But the surprise appointment of Boris Johnson to head the British Foreign Office is being cautiously welcomed by Moscow.   Russia has greeted the change in Foreign Secretaries and Prime Ministers, with qualified approval.  David Cameron’s departure was greeted with Russian cheers.Putin4While Putin has not avoided the undiplomatic jibes Johnson has trained on several world leaders, Russian officials suggested that the change in government in Britain — following Prime Minister David Cameron’s departure in the wake of the ‘Brexit’ vote to leave the EU — presents a chance to pipe some warmth into ties that that have been chilly for a decade. Continue reading

John Redwood calms Brexit fears

A tweet from John Redwood has gone a long way towards calming Brexit fears.  It links to an BBC article in which Mr. Redwood dismissed Brexit delay claims as “idle chatter”.redwoodbrexitThe BBC reported: “Conservative MP and veteran Eurosceptic Mr Redwood told the BBC he did not “buy” reports of a delay, saying they were “idle chatter by people who don’t know the prime minister’s mind”.

He said his understanding was that Mrs May did not want the issue dominating the next Parliament and wanted to “get on with it”.

Brexit, he added, “can happen pretty quickly”.

John Redwood has battled for Brexit for 30 years.  He is the last person to mislead anxious Brexiteers, take heart Leavers, it will happen!

Read The Thirty Years War:  compromise is not an option.

Proof from City AM that once we have Brexit, the world will be our oyster

City AM is notoriously pro EU,  but even this biased newsheet cannot deny the offers are flooding in to trade with Britain as soon as we are free.  City AM says:london7“A survey by consultancy giant FTI of nearly 1,000 business leaders from nine countries including the USA, Singapore, India, China and Brazil shows 74 per cent support the idea of their country striking a free trade deal with the UK. Continue reading

Times cartoon celebrates the indefatigible spirit of Boris Johnson

Today’s Times’ cartoon celebrates the indefatigible, irrepressible, unstoppable spirit of Boris Johnson! Unbelievable!boriscartoon4Mo Farah too was deliberately tripped up, but jumped right back up and won the race!  Two regular heroes.

Daily Telegraph refutes Sunday Times’ scaremongering about Brexit delay

A negative article in yesterday’s Sunday Times, saying that Whitehall is not ready for Brexit talks and Britain could remain in EU until the end of 2019 triggered a torrent of scaremongering tweets from Remainers, desperate to reverse the Leave decision.borisfox2The Sunday Times also warned:  ” Whitehall is in chaos as David Davis and Liam Fox struggle to set up new departments responsible for Brexit. With no agreed timetable for the negotiations, let alone a plan B if they go badly, the future suddenly seems uncertain. How to make good on her promise is doubtless high on Mrs May’s to-do list as she surveys the scene from her Alpine eyrie.” Continue reading