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'Brexit is a colossal mistake'

Jon Danzig |

Former Conservatives Prime Minister, Sir John Major, did not mince his words about Brexit at a Westminster committee meeting. Speaking in February 2023, he asserted that leaving the European Union has been “a colossal mistake.” We should be back in the #EU, he said, to keep Britain safe. He said: “There are three great power […]

Labour, it's time to think BIG

Jon Danzig |

The Guardian has reported that Labour is planning to ditch radical reforms and only offer ‘safe policies’ in a stripped-down, cautious manifesto that is “bombproof” to Tory attacks. Keir Starmer has now rowed back from numerous big policies, such as its £28bn a year commitment on green investment, replacing the House of Lords with a […]

End of the British Empire

Jon Danzig |

By 1960 it was clear that Britain’s Empire was finished. No wonder that the following year, in 1961, Prime Minister Harold Macmillan applied for the UK to join the European Community. After all, without its Empire, with the ‘special relationship’ with the USA soured by the Suez scandal, and with our Commonwealth severely diminished, Britain […]

The EU's beating cancer plan

Jon Danzig |

The EU’s ‘Beating Cancer Plan’ is a political commitment to improve the lives of all European citizens. In 2021, the European Commission pledged to take decisive action on cancer. Three years on, Europe’s ‘Beating Cancer Plan’ is already making a difference to people’s lives thanks to the many projects and actions that have been launched. […]

Brexit? "Not in my name. Never!"

Jon Danzig |

Seven months after the advisory-only EU referendum, 114 brave MPs passionately spoke and voted AGAINST triggering Brexit. Chris Bryant, Labour MP for the Rhondda, was one of them. Along with 46 other Labour MPs, he defied the 3-line whip imposed by his then party leader, Jeremy Corbyn, and voted AGAINST the European Union (Notification of […]

Ken Clarke: The anti-Brexit hero

Jon Danzig |

From 31 January to 1 February 2017, MPs debated the European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill on whether to trigger Brexit – the Article 50 notice. MPs overwhelmingly backed the bill, supported by the Labour leadership under Jeremy Corbyn, by 498 votes FOR, to 114 AGAINST. Ken Clarke was one of the 114 MPs. He […]

The 8 Steps to Genocide

Jon Danzig |

Many think it couldn’t happen here, but please watch my video and then, think again. A year before the EU referendum, I gave a speech at a media conference in Germany. The topic was how some newspapers and politicians in Britain are spreading hatred and lies about migrants and refugees. I cited the ‘8 Steps […]

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