Tag Archives: Daniel Hannan

An Ambassador from a different mould


The news that the new American Ambassador to the UK has chosen to make some critical comments in public about our nations policies implies that at best he is new to the role of Ambassador. Perhaps his interview with Con … Continue reading

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We need space for an honest open debate


The willingness of our national leaders to open up discussions based not only on what the EU is now offering us, but also what was said throughout the referendum campaign is an indication of how little respect they have for … Continue reading

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Anti-Social Media


The following blog was published in a shortened form yesterday in the Argus Newspaper: The news that Brighton & Hove City Council Standards Committee judged Councillor Robert Nemeth of the Wish ward in Hove to have broken a code of … Continue reading

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Who has the most influence


Although we are in the process of bowing out from the European Union, we still have 73 MEPs who are paid to represent us in the European Parliament. 73 men and women who are supposed to ensure that our voices … Continue reading

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Political leadership we don’t need


One of the deeply anti-democratic elements of the system that elects British MEPs is that the those who are on the top of the list of parties that have widespread support are guaranteed (or have been guaranteed) that they will … Continue reading

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The democratic potency of the EU


The referendum is over, the Leave campaign achieved its outcome and all of us must now settle down while our democratic representatives focus on achieving the best Brexit outcome for the nation that they can. As someone wrote to me … Continue reading

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Unintended consequences


Its impossible to make decisions, particularly on the magnitude of the EU referendum without a variety of unintended consequences, at least as far as some voters are concerned. Unfortunately certain groups of British citizens whose intentions are not honourable, have … Continue reading

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