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Today, Rejoiners outnumber Brexiters

Jon Danzig |

There are no longer 17.4 million Leave supporters and haven’t been for years. Today, according to numerous polls by different pollsters, Rejoiners outnumber Brexiters by a significant margin – certainly bigger than the small margin for Leave in the referendum. So, why don’t the Tories or Labour want to offer us, ‘the people’, a new […]

Why Brexit is bonkers

Jon Danzig |

From 31 January 2024, certain goods coming from the EU to Great Britain – particularly fresh foods – will be subject to full Brexit border controls and checks for the first time, meaning extra paperwork, delays, and costs. The UK government had previously delayed the new Brexit controls five times, concerned about the impact on […]

New Brexit border controls

Jon Danzig |

Starting from 31 January 2024, the UK government is imposing full Brexit border controls for imports of food products and plants from the EU, having delayed them on five previous occasions. This is three years after the UK left the EU’s Single Market, when the EU had no qualms in immediately imposing full border controls […]

Europe's safety in numbers

Jon Danzig |

If the EU did not exist, it’s highly likely that the countries and continent of Europe would now be in a far worse situation. For hundreds of years, European countries were more used to resolving their differences by violence, war, and subjugation. There was no easy, let alone democratic, means to decide the running and […]

The Brexit nobody voted for

Jon Danzig |

After Theresa May became Prime Minister in July 2016 she said, “Brexit means Brexit”. It was gobbledegook. Brexit at that stage didn’t mean anything. Nobody, let alone the electorate, had agreed what it could or should mean. There was no consensus – not even among prominent Brexit campaigners, who couldn’t even agree with each other. But […]

Illegal migrants? No, illegal Britain

Jon Danzig |

The media, the Prime Minister, Rishi Sunak, and the Home Secretary, James Cleverly, call them “illegal migrants.” They are not. They are mostly desperate, destitute, often stateless men, women, and children fleeing from war, torture, oppression, and persecution. Nobody risks their lives across the treacherous waters of the English Channel in unsuitable and unsafe boats […]

How the European Commission is elected

Jon Danzig |

The EU is a democracy, in many ways more democratic and accountable than our system of democracy in the UK. The Commission President must be elected by an absolute majority of ALL MEPs – that’s at least 51% of them. Every Commissioner and the entire Commission must be democratically approved or rejected by the European […]

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