• Why the EU referendum results are not clear

    At the Conservative Party Conference in October Theresa May made three bold statements: The people gave their answer with emphatic clarity. The referendum result was clear. It was legitimate. This is the last in a series of three posts challenging Theresa May’s statements. The purpose is not to ridicule the British voter who, in good… Continue Reading

  • Why the EU referendum is not the will of the people

    At the Conservative Party conference Theresa May declared: The referendum result was clear. It was legitimate. The people gave their answer with emphatic clarity. Hard Brexiteers are hoping that this will become accepted wisdom and mainstream political thinking. In a series of three posts euperspectives will put the case why the referendum is not legitimate, why it is… Continue Reading

  • Why the EU referendum is not legitimate

    Last week at the Conservative Party conference Theresa May made three bold statements: The referendum result was clear. It was legitimate. The people gave their answer with emphatic clarity. Hard Brexiteers are hoping that this will become accepted wisdom and mainstream political thinking. To challenge the results is for “sore losers” who can not accept… Continue Reading

  • Food for a Brave New World

    Kathleen Garnett Over the past year we have seen Chem China merging with Syngenta from Switzerland. We see the two American giants, Dow Chemical and Du Pont looking to tie the knot once regulatory approval for their marriage of convenience has been agreed and we see Bayer aggressively wooing Monsanto. What were six will soon… Continue Reading

  • Truthiness in Brexit Britain

    The title “Truthiness” is borrowed from the comedian Steven Colbart and pretty much sums up the Brexit argument for leaving the EU. Truthiness is based on lots of little fibs with a fine a layering of deception all dressed up prettily with a cherry on the top passing-off as “the truth”. Theresa May declares that the results… Continue Reading

  • The Great Pretenders

    The one heralds from the EU’s south-eastern periphery and resembles a young, affable history teacher. He harks from the extreme left and represents a country that was once an influential empire famed for its wisdom and the birth of democracy. Since he came to power it has a reputation for profligacy and debt. The other… Continue Reading

  • Moving forward: Silver Linings

    Kathleen Garnett For many of us the past few days have been painful. Brexit crushes our hopes and plans and lingers, like a smudge of polluting fume, on the horizon for the foreseeable future. For the first four days post-Brexit, I, like so many in the UK felt angry and bitter with the unholy mess… Continue Reading