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Miles Saltiel
Brexit and the discipline of the prospectus

Brexit and the discipline of the prospectus

BORIS HAS GOT HIS ELECTION and ingenuously places his future in our hands. So what do we know, what alternatives are before us?

We may expect the parties to focus-group their lines, ...

Miles Saltiel
Floundering around on Brexit

Floundering around on Brexit

DOMINIC CUMMINGS may have a brain the size of a planet, but no-one wants their boss to cheese off his party, the Commons and the Supreme Court all in one go, then leave half the ...

Miles Saltiel
Brexit's day of judgement?

Brexit's day of judgement?

IT COULD NOT BE WORSE for the Government. The Supreme Court has decided unanimously that Johnson’s prorogation was unlawful and is of no effect; and it has accepted the most extreme remedy. It has resolved ...

Jon Woods
Shortages of food and medicines? Really?

Shortages of food and medicines? Really?

IN THE EVENT of a customs border being re-established as a result of Brexit it is claimed this will lead to shortages of food, medicines and other essentials. This is complete nonsense.

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Stuart Crawford
Book review: Arnhem: ten days in the cauldron

Book review: Arnhem: ten days in the cauldron

THERE HAVE BEEN many accounts written on the Battle of Arnhem, that “glorious defeat” suffered by the British 1stAirborne Division in September 1944 during the Second World War.  Best known might possibly be Cornelius Ryan’s A Bridge ...

Miles Saltiel
Playing Brexit to the cheap seats

Playing Brexit to the cheap seats

LAST NIGHT'S lost votes leave a sense that Boris has lost his way. He has no reason to blame Remainers for their stagey reluctance to accept his word. After all, this follows Cummings’ boast that ...

Jonathan Stanley
Medicine scaremongering must be challanged

Medicine scaremongering must be challanged

DAVID NICHOLL is a Consultant Neurologist, well respected in the management of Parkinson's Disease and Epilepsy. His clinical work is highly valued.

He is not on the Pharmacy register. He is not ...

Stuart Crawford
On being an Islay taxi driver

On being an Islay taxi driver

AS I MAY HAVE MENTIONED elsewhere already, I have been spending the summer months on Islay in the Inner Hebrides.  I was invited to the island to help an old army friend with a number of ...

Miles Saltiel
Will it be a Brexit Biarritz?

Will it be a Brexit Biarritz?

FROM Saturday 24 to Monday 26 August the leaders of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States will meet in Biarritz for the 2019 G7 summit. This will be the ...

Miles Saltiel
Is there a change in the Brexit weather?

Is there a change in the Brexit weather?

IN One hundred days we pointed to “high” and “low” roads for the new government to follow to change the parliamentary arithmetic. This would be encouraging us with new possibilities, in particular trade deals; or ...

Ewen Stewart
How some unionists are abetting the nationalist cause

How some unionists are abetting the nationalist cause

THERE SEEMS A STRANGE COALITION is developing between the forces of Scottish Nationalism and elements of Unionism in Scotland that no-deal Brexit may break the UK union. Some of the claims of the SNP are to ...

Miles Saltiel
Are we in a Brexit Silly Season?

Are we in a Brexit Silly Season?

AS WE ENTER the silly season of August, first let us examine the success of the new government in meeting the three objectives in my last column. They were:

Thwarting Commons opposition ...