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Borthlas · 3h ago

The obvious continues to elude them

The stated aim of the UK Government in publishing ‘position papers’ in relation to Brexit is to start providing some clarity about what the UK actually wants.  On the basis of what they’ve c...
Borthlas · 1d ago

What's the question?

Someone once said that if the answer is ‘more politicians’, then the question must be a very strange one indeed.  A similar feeling struck me over the past few days as I read about the specu...
Borthlas · 1d ago

A price worth paying?

Many years ago, I remember one independentistatelling me that he would be willing to eat grass if that were to be the cost of Wales becoming independent.  It’s rather a fundamentalist positi...
Borthlas · 1W ago

Big lies and bigger lies

There has been widespread coverage today of the release by the UK Treasury of its estimate of the amount of money “sent to Brussels” each week (£156 million), and the comparison between that...
Borthlas · 1W ago

Coming back to bite them

One of the problems with simplistic political slogans is that turning them into reality never quite matches the image that those targeted by the slogans took them to mean in the first place....
Borthlas · 1W ago

Baldrick and the cunning plan

Could it really be, as some in Brussels are starting to suspect, that the UK’s apparently shambolic approach to Brexit is all a bluff, part of a cunning plan to lull the EU27 into a false se...
Borthlas · 2W ago

All models are wrong - and some aren't even useful

On Monday, the Tory group leader in the Assembly demanded that the First Minister dissociate himself from Corbyn’s policies, claiming that they would result in around £4,000 of extra debt fo...
Borthlas · 2W ago

Agreeing to disagree

The increasingly public disagreementswithin the UK cabinet would be funny if the issue weren’t so serious.  Their attempts to claim that they’re saying the same thing when they are very obvi...
Borthlas · 2W ago

The problems are all somebody else's

Amongst the many problems which the Brexiteers never really thought through is the question of the arrangements for the border between the UK and the Irish republic.  If the UK were willing ...
Borthlas · 3W ago

Laying the blame in the right place

In his latest remarks on immigration, Jeremy Corbyn seems to be moving his party further and further towards the position and rhetoric used by UKIP.  Worse still, he seems to be as determine...