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MPs who voted against triggering Article 50

MP                                                Party                       June 23 referendum result Tasmina Ahmed-Sheikh                 SNP                            60.7% Remain Heidi Alexander                              Labour                       64.6% Remain Rushanara Ali                                  Labour                        69.1% Remain Graham Allen                                 Labour                         63.8% Leave Rosena Allin-Khan                          Labour                     … Continue reading

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Theresa  May’s   “clarification” of Brexit means Brexit

Robert Henderson May’s speech  of 17 January 2017   was  a classic Theresa May performance , mixing  statements somewhere between a  boast and a threat to give the idea that the UK would be looking to its own interests first, second … Continue reading

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EU Referendum – England voted 53.37% to leave

EU referendum results England voted 53.37% to leave and 46.63% to remain How do is the figure derived?   Total vote 33,551,983 Comprised of Leave:     17,410,742 (51.9%) Remain:  16,141,241 (48.1%)   Scot Leave:              1,018,322 NI … Continue reading

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Lord Palmerston sums up all that Brexit is about

Lord Palmerston:  “I hold with respect to alliances, that England is a Power sufficiently strong, sufficiently powerful, to steer her own course, and not to tie herself as an unnecessary appendage to the policy of any other Government. I hold … Continue reading

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Film review – Brexit: the movie

Director  and narrator Martin Durkin Running time 71 minutes As an instrument   to rally the leave vote  Brexit: the movie is severely flawed.  It starts promisingly by stressing the loss of sovereignty , the lack of democracy in the EU … Continue reading

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Brexiteers: hold your nerve

Robert Henderson Recent polls are overall veering towards   but not decisively towards a remain  win in the referendum.  It is important that those wanting  leave the EU should not get downhearted. There are still the TV debates to come which … Continue reading

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 How England became the mother of modern politics

English exceptionalism – The political success of the English – Why was England so different? – The treatment of foreigners -The Free-Born Englishman – Equality and privilege -The mediaeval elite ideology -The Peasants’ Revolt -Anti-clericism -The Black Death -The limits … Continue reading

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