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Tuesday, 10 January 2017
Hard or Soft?
No, not boiled eggs, but Brexit!
Firstly I must reaffirm that I voted to stay in the EU; this doesn't mean that I am 100% against leaving.
I still wonder what the majority of Brexit voters really thought what they were voting for/against.
One thing I do know is that they were against foreign political interference, wide-open borders, and the huge cost of membership.
I doubt whether people were against the free market or the customs union.
There is no reason at all why the UK should continue to pay for access to any European 'free market', in the same way as the UK would not charge EU nations for access to the British market.
Of course the UK wishes to continue to trade with Europe, and to allow them to trade with us, the UK wishes to make its own political decisions without interference from Brussels, and the UK wishes to make its own decisions concerning who enters her borders and who she can expel.
Hard or soft? My sixpence is on 'soft-ish', as based on the logic above. I believe it's what would be best for Britain.
We went with friends to the Scallop festival in Whitianga; a charming
seaside town in the Coromandal District.
Had a great time...5000 people, lots of wine...
4 years ago
The difference between an optimist and a pessimist, is that the optimist enjoys himself whilst waiting for the inevitable! I AM that optimist!
This is a daily, optimistic, 'photos and comments' blog. I make no judgements (only occasionally), just notes. If you wish to comment in any way at all, please feel free. Everything and everyone is very welcome.
I was born just south of London, but for the past 45 years I've lived in S W France. I am a painter by profession, and writer by desire. Lady Magnon and I live in an ancient cottage, in a tiny village, in perfectly tranquil countryside. We have a vegetable garden called 'Haddock's' (this may crop up from time to time), a Border Collie/Black Lab' cross called Bok, a cat called Freddie, plenty of fruit trees, and a view that takes the breath away. I try to treat our planet with respect, and encourage others to do likewise (without preaching).
Contentment is a glass of red, a plate of charcuterie, and a slice of good country bread. Perfect!