How three Bills now before Parliament tell us the story of Brexit7th December 2022

Here is a story about three Bills.

The Bills are not chaps called William, but legislative proposals placed before the Westminster parliament by the government of the United Kingdom.

Taken individually – and especially taken together – these three Bills tell a tale.

They tell the story of Brexit.


EU tentatively agrees $60 price cap on Russian seaborne oilBy Jan Strupczewski and Kate Abnett

Reuters: 1st December 2022

EU governments have tentatively agreed on a $60 a barrel price cap on Russian seaborne oil, with an adjustment mechanism to keep the cap at 5% below the market price. This has still to be agreed by all the EU governments.

This just shows how isolated the UK has become since Brexit. We huff and puff, but where was our input. What is very obviously important to us, especially with the Cost of Living crisis, the sky rocketing energy prices here, yet we are helpless. The EU though has real influence and can force Russia’s Gand on this.

Trade from UK to EU 16% lower than if Brexit had not happened, report findsEconomic and Social Research Institute analysis found ‘substantial reduction in number of products traded’The GuardianLisa O’Carroll Brexit correspondent@lisaocarrollThu 20 Oct 2022 06.00 BST

Exports to the EU down 16% (compared to where it would be without Brexit).

Meanwhile UK imports from the EU has dropped even further, by 20%.

The Art of Statistics

Professor David Spiegelhalter. Cambridge University

About 1/2 hour presentation and 1/2 hour Q/A

This UTube video from Professor David Spiegelhalter of Cambridge University, is easy to follow, very informative and topical.

Increasingly the evidence for the failure of Brexit is coming at us in numbers that quite frankly, the public and our media commentators, are failing to grasp. Some of this might be political spin, but it might just be ineptness in handling and understanding the numbers.

The numbers though, are important and watching this video helps, by showing how to communicate these numbers in a clear way. This will help us with our Rejoin the EU message.

Terry’s note to his MP

My 32nd letter to James Sunderland MP for Bracknell.

Dear James Sunderland,

I note that you voted last night to support the start of Fracking again in England.

This breaks a Manifesto pledge your party made at the last General Election.

I look forward to personally profiting from the benefits your vote will be bringing to Bracknell.

Please share any other environmental enhancements you plan to support for us.

Yours sincerely,

Terry Enga

The Observer‘Things will only get worse’: fears top scientists may shun UK over Brexit

Sunday 9th October 2022

Brexit has brought us to a world where everything is

“We have”

“We were“

“We used to do”

We are now Billy no mates. We used to be leaders in science. Now scientists are leaving. Students go elsewhere and the EU Horizon Research Programmes is looking likely to be closed for us. It’s more than Brexit. It’s because post Brexit our Tory Government now with its fourth PM on the trot, has gone out of its way to insult, ignore and obstruct our EU neighbours.

Now they are reaping what they’ve sown.