Observations of an Expat: The Brexit Elephant

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Tom Arms

There was a massive elephant in the British House of Commons on Wednesday. It was rampaging back and forth across the chamber, overturning tables, loudly trumpeting and waving his trunk from side to side. Its name was Brexit.

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Observations of an Expat: I am a Liberal

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Tom Arms

The Brexiteering Trump supporter narrowed his eyes, curled his upper lip, glared at me and sneeringly stuttered: “You…you…LIBERAL.”

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Brexit: Mrs May broadcasts her own brand of a West Wing Episode

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Hazel Speed

There are very few people I would listen to for 45 minutes. Even more so anyone representing the Conservative Party, but that said Mrs May’s Statement today is of such importance to the UK’s exit of the European Union that I wanted to hear every word she had to say.

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Brexit: To paraphrase words of Oliver Cromwell – ‘In the name of God, Go!’

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Hazel Speed

The actual quote was ‘Depart I say; and let us have done with you. In the name of God, go!’

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Observations of an Expat: A Good Year for Me

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Tom Arms

It has been a good year for journalists. I have never known better. There has been an endless march of upsets, twists, turns, worries, cheers, jeers, doom, gloom and unadulterated surprised joy.

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Division in Brexit

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Hazel Speed

MPs voted on a Government amendment to Labour’s Opposition Day Motion on the Government’s Plan for Brexit. The Amendment accepts the need to publish a plan for Brexit and calls for Article 50 to be triggered by 31st March 2017.

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Brexit – The Poison Chalice Before The Supreme Court

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Hazel Speed

What a total waste of time and money!

Monday was the first day of the Hearing before all eleven Judges of the Supreme Court in London in respect of the requirement, or otherwise, of the Mother of all Parliaments to “sign off” on the issues associated with Brexit prior to Article 50 being triggered in the Spring.

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