C’mon all you Sudoki fans.
All you Maths Wizards!
Game of Throne Experts
Even Grand Masters!
Real ones, I mean – not those pseudo Orange Lodge Grand and Worshipful Masters!
Solve this problem!
Because the UK certainly can’t and won’t as it travels the Euro Line through to Brussels Bridge.
The UK Brexit train is fast approaching Grovellors’ Gate.
Carriages have detached. The train is now stopped in Dead Canary Wharf as the EMA carriages move to Amsterdam and the EBA to Paris, taking up to 1,000 jobs with them.
The European Commission has informed the British Government that a British City cannot be a European Capital of Culture in 2023
Next major halt for the rest of the Brexit train – the break-up line in Scotland Yard!
Coming up Autumn 2018 – Spring 2019
British Rail timetables were always erratic!
NB – The Remain Shuttle is “Out of Service” and likely to remain so for the forseeable, no matter what Vince Cable and the Lib-Dems say! And Lord Kerr who wrote Article 50!
The bus service back to Status Quo has been cancelled due to trade disputes which haven’t started yet.
PICS AND REFS
Westminster will not incorporate the principles of the Good Friday Agreement in the EU withdrawal bill.
Parliament voted 313 against, 48 in favour.
The DUP has got Westminster to abolish the BelfastAgreement/GFA!
It will be gone by Brexit Day, March 2019
There’s no depths England will not stoop to as they over-ride other people’s rights. Ireland North and South held referendums to approve the GFA – the Republic even altered its Constitution to ensure it was passed
Comes as no surprise to the Scots who saw their hopes of maintaining devolution status eliminated on “usually” – one word in the Sewell Convention
What now for Irish Republicans/nationalists and Scottish nationalists?
What now for the EU and International Treaties bearing the UK’s signature?
Joe Atkinson: Parliamentary Intent and the Sewel Convention as a Legislatively Entrenched Political Convention
Saturday Night Film
Some of you may have been aware of quarrels, discussions
storms in teacups over the summer among supporters of different views of an Independent Scotland
“Tiffs among cybernats“, we were told
This interview hints at more fundamental issues
Are the SNP the equivalent of the Redmond’s Irish Independence Party rather than Irish Republicanism?
Has Westminster blocked two paths to independence –
- the gradualist incremental approach. By steadily acquiring more powers for the Scottish Parliament, this was hoped to lead to de facto independence. However, the Sewell Convention is worthless and Westminster refuses to repatriot Brussels powers to Scotland
- the Referendum as the means for self-declaring that Scotland wants to be independent (de iure independence). PM May’s declared “now is not the time” And the SNP appeared to agree.
If so, where does Scotland go now in her quest for independence?
Nicola Sturgeon has set up all the ducks in order to call for Indyref2 as soon as the implications of Brexit (which Scotland did not vote for) are clearer.
Bets are on for Autumn 2018-Spring 2019
But it could be postponed until the end of the Brexit process.
Including the latest UK demand for a time-limited transition period after March 2019?
How long is a piece of string?
IndyRef2 could even called off if Scotland remains within the Single Market, all the while exiting the EU.
So if the SNP is serious about Independence, is a more radical approach needed?
Is it time for Scotland to take the gloves off?