Kategorie: Brexit

Why another referendum is NOT antidemocratic

Margaret Thatcher once called referenda an instrument of demagogues and tyrants. And I always insist that referenda are ‚democracy without safeguards‘ (no two chambers, no hearings, no three readings, that are typical for parliamentary democracy). Now some new demagogues declare...

Can we have a deal with Theresa May ?

President Trump has left the UK leaving behind a field of political ruins. He humiliated the British Prime Minister, he insulted the Mayor of London, he showed a corporal language reminding me of old filmed reports showing Mussolini telling lies...

Brexit – One Year to go

At the end of March 2019, next year, Britain will leave the European Union. Some still believe it won’t – but since Article 50 has been triggered the decision has been taken. Could the decision be reversed? – Yes it...

Brexit negotiations – second phase

Brexit second act On stage Juncker and May The scenario was: Michel Barnier should have given his recommendations to the European Council and the Council decides on December 15, if the first act is over and the second act can...

Brexit – Vortrag in München am 30.November 2017

Vortrag über Brexit bei der Veranstaltung „Eurospektiven“ der SPD-Landtagsfraktion Botschafter a.D. Georg Boomgaarden Plenarsaal des bayerischen Landtags München, 30. November 2017 Anmerkung: wo das Manuskript vom Vortrag abweicht, gilt das gesprochene Wort. Frau Vizepräsidentin, meine Damen und Herren Abgeordnete, Meine...

Theresa May’s speech in Florence – My analysis

Also read in this blog: Theresa May’s Florence speech – My comments   Hard Brexit wrapped up into a soft Transition The Brexit negotiations are in a critical phase. The British negotiator believes that there is some progress, the EU has...

Logexit – leave Logic – do Brexit

Modern Logic is a complicated issue. But even the old-fashioned Aristotelian Logic is not very popular. I fear any referendum on keeping Logic as a super-rule for all thinking would lead to Logexit, leaving logic for ideologic beliefs. There is...

Theresa May’s Florence speech – My comments

Theresa May’s Florence speech on Brexit on 22 September 2017 My comments It’s good to be here in this great city of Florence today at a critical time in the evolution of the relationship between the United Kingdom and the European...

The new Brexit Magic Word: Transition

There has always been some magic around Brexit. Attracted by having a cake which can be eaten up and kept at the same time – something the muggles in the rest of the EU would never understand, some embarked on...

Let the EU make the best of Brexit

The letter of divorce has been handed out. Britain is on its way out of the European Union. 48% of those who voted in the hapless referendum may feel sad, most hitherto partners of the United Kingdom may feel sad....