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Jon Danzig
Writer, photographer and director of short films
Writer, photographer and director of short films
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Empty hall as MPs debate petition to withdraw Article 50
MPs debated a petition on Monday 10 September to withdraw Article 50 if Vote Leave broke electoral laws. But hardly any MPs turned up. The petition, which had almost 200,000 signatures, requested: ‘If Vote Leave has broken any laws regarding overspending in...
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Brexit deal is too complicated for a referendum, says prisons minister
On this week’s BBC Question Time, Prisons Minister, Rory Stewart, said we couldn’t have a new ‘People’s Vote’ on the final Brexit deal because, basically, it’s too complicated for a referendum choice. When QT presenter, David Dimbleby, asked the minister if...
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Michel Barnier's big BUT
Last week, the pound briefly  jumped 1%  against the US dollar when the EU’s Chief Negotiator, Michel Barnier said,  “We are prepared to offer Britain a partnership such as there never has been with any other third country”. His comments boosted hopes that ...
Michel Barnier's big BUT
Michel Barnier's big BUT
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Brexit is built on sand
Last May in Parliament, Prime Minister, Theresa May, summed up her promises for Brexit in just 15-seconds: no hard border on the island of Ireland, and as frictionless trade as possible with the rest of the EU. Of course, we already have that now. And of co...
Brexit is built on sand
Brexit is built on sand
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The curious incident of the cow in the canal
What a strange sight I saw ahead as I cycled along the Grand Union Canal yesterday. There was a man holding a rope tethered to a cow that was standing serenely in the canal next to him. “Are you taking her for a walk?” I asked, somewhat bemused. “No,” repli...
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Free trade isn't the same as frictionless trade
The EU and Japan have just signed an unprecedented  free trade agreement  which will create one of the world’s largest trading blocs. The EU-Japan  Economic Partnership Agreement  (EPA) is the largest trade deal ever negotiated by the EU. It will create a t...
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Don't panic, says Theresa May
Our Prime Minister, Theresa May, has urged the public  not to be “worried”  by her government’s plans to stockpile food and medicine to prepare for a no-deal Brexit. She is taking us all for fools. Gary Lineker got it right when  he responded : “A wealthy n...
Don't panic, says Theresa May
Don't panic, says Theresa May
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We still haven't won the arguments we lost
It is a poor reflection of the pro-Remain campaign that even two years after the referendum, much of Britain is still basking in shocking ignorance about how the EU functions, the reason it exists, and how it is a democracy run by its members for the benefi...
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Pie in the sky Brexit
This week Prime Minister, Theresa May, told the House of Commons Liaison C ommittee that the UK could have frictionless trade with the EU, without being in the Single Market or the EU customs union. SNP MP, Angus Brendan MacNeil, told the Prime Minister tha...
Pie in the sky Brexit
Pie in the sky Brexit
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The EU referendum must be annulled
There are now calls for the EU referendum to be scrapped and run again. It follows the Electoral Commission’s ruling that Vote Leave, the official Brexit campaign group, significantly broke spending limit rules during the referendum. The group has been fine...
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