No more delays, time to forget Leave and Remain – Brexit is here

It’s finally arrived, today is the UK’s last as a member of the European Union. At midnight tonight in most of Europe, which is 11pm in the UK, Brexit comes into effect. Of course, tomorrow both parties enter the 11-month transition period, meaning the full divorce won´t be effective until next year. It has taken … Continue reading No more delays, time to forget Leave and Remain – Brexit is here

Referendum, they think it’s all over, but it isn’t yet

To Brexit or not to Brexit, that is the question hanging over the UK´s politicians at the moment. But, surely, the majority of people voted ‘Leave’ in the referendum; it must all be over bar the shouting. Whatever that might mean for people with disabilities, whatever that might mean for the health service, whatever it … Continue reading Referendum, they think it’s all over, but it isn’t yet

European Referendum: Obama says ‘stay’, Trump says ‘go’ but the British really don’t care what US thinks

Donald Trump (Image copyright Reuters) Why is it, do you think, that American politicians are quick to give their opinions, often unwanted, about events in other countries but are less happy, even offended, when the situation is reversed? During his 'goodbye' official visit to Britain, last month, President Barack Obama said he wanted the UK to remain … Continue reading European Referendum: Obama says ‘stay’, Trump says ‘go’ but the British really don’t care what US thinks

British Euro vote campaign officially gets under way as US presidential hopefuls face New York primary

As electoral campaigns go, the official 10-weeks allowed for the UK public to decide which way to vote in the referendum on Europe is nothing when compared to how long it takes for the USA to choose a president. The four main contenders for the two party nominations for president announced their candidacies from March … Continue reading British Euro vote campaign officially gets under way as US presidential hopefuls face New York primary

Flat rate universal basic income plan for everyone whether in work, unemployed or with disabilities

 Swiss to vote on UBI on June 5. Several countries around the world are talking about the idea of introducing Universal Basic Income (UBI), not to be confused with Universal Credit which is being introduced in the UK to replace several means-tested welfare benefits. Universal Basic Income is where the government pays everybody a set … Continue reading Flat rate universal basic income plan for everyone whether in work, unemployed or with disabilities