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January 15, 2020
by Liz

Let’s Come Together now Brexit’s done. Really?

Now that Johnson has his majority the formality of Leaving the EU is getting an easy ride through parliament and we know the UK will leave the EU on 31st January 2020. Despite the “Get Brexit Done” slogan, so successful in the 2019 General Election, it doesn’t mean Brexit is done. The Vote Leave campaign now in government must now deliver in the real world.

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December 23, 2019
by Liz
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Big lies, bigger cover up, slippery slope

Some things stick in the memory, others don’t. For some reason I’ve always remembered a university lecturer claiming that “Local people are more likely to challenge their council spending £200 on a park bench than £2 million on a swimming pool”. The reason: scale.

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August 28, 2019
by Liz
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A race to the bottom

My husband follows a local Facebook group populated mainly by hard Brexiters and for some reason he thinks it amusing to read some of their posts to me. The posters are enthusiastic about “no-deal” Brexit and, as you may expect, challenge anyone against it to have faith and belief in Britain (or in some cases England). But why do they have such confidence?

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August 3, 2019
by Liz
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Who needs experts?

Who needs experts eh? For the last two years I have been amusing myself with a blog about retirement in the style of Brexit. Creating a fiction of my own life reflecting the absurdities of what Brexit leaders were saying and doing was better than banging my head against the wall. At times it was difficult to keep up with the chaos but I struggled on.

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July 12, 2019
by Liz
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Brexit Betrayal

Nigel Farage is keen to promote a Brexit betrayal narrative. He claims people feel betrayed by parliament because they are obstructing the delivery of Brexit and denying the will of the people.

But the no deal Brexit he is now demanding is nothing like the Brexit he and other advocates for Leave tempted voters with in the run up to the 2016 referendum.

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June 17, 2019
by Liz
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Proudly British, Proudly European

Anyone campaigning for People’s Vote or the Pro-EU parties in the recent elections is almost certain to have been called unpatriotic, lacking faith in Britain or in more extreme cases, a traitor.

Of course I disagree. I believe that attempting to stop Brexit or at least giving people a chance to decide if they still want it now the consequences are more apparent is the patriotic thing to do.

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June 1, 2019
by Liz
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Better Writing

Every summer the running club of which I am a member organises and stages a series of off-road/multi-terrain races in and around the picturesque North Staffordshire countryside. Our Summer Series is extremely popular and known for its venues, friendliness and its welcome to all ages and abilities.

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May 25, 2019
by Liz
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Brexit Stereotypes – a creation of and justification for Brexit?

In January Theresa May came to Stoke on Trent to make a speech in a bid to gain support for her Brexit deal. She was hustled in and whisked out and was probably back in London before most of us could catch the bus home.

“To the government and the media the only thing that defines us is Brexit.”

She didn’t stay to look around. She didn’t speak to any but a carefully selected few. She didn’t visit a food bank or meet people whose jobs are at risk or who can’t afford a home. She didn’t walk around the town and see for herself the potholes in the roads, the boarded up shops and the homeless people. Continue Reading →

June 30, 2017
by Liz
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Sham BT Technical department continues to call

Last year I wrote about a conversation with scammers claiming to be BT Technical department. They haven’t given up and continue to provide amusement.

A few months ago our BT land line was practically unusable. It crackled so much conversation was almost impossible, rather defeating it own purpose. We called BT (the real BT) to report a problem.  It took several attempts as the line was so bad the call centre agent couldn’t hear us. Continue Reading →

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