Author Archives: The Referist

Otto the psychic octopus was wrong!

So Otto the psychic octopus got it wrong and democracy won the day, the high turnout attesting to that. And what a day. Besides the British people making an historic political decision to leave the European Union, they have opened … Continue reading

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Referendum Day: Vote for Democracy

  All too quickly Referendum Day is upon us, and the people of our country are poised to make a decision, arguably one of the most important decisions of our times. The undue haste with which Mr Cameron, no doubt … Continue reading

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The Home Straight

  After a month of what can at best be described as an excruciating, outlandish and gross campaign on both sides, bar for the increasingly effective effect of the TLA on the leave campaign through some recent positive mainstram media … Continue reading

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The Betrayal of Britain’s Fishing

The Campaign for an Independent Britain has just published a booklet “The Betrayal of Britain’s Fishing to the European Union” by John Ashworth who, as an ex fisherman and fishing net designer, has extensive knowledge and experience of the Common … Continue reading

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Brexit: recently from around the world

After a break from blogging to attend to pressing professional and personal matters, The Referist is back on line with another look at some recent articles appearing in the international press. From Canada’s The Globe and Mail comes two opinion … Continue reading

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Launch of The Leave Alliance

On the eve of the long-awaited launch of The Leave Alliance, this blog would like to wish the group every success in its endeavours, and doffs its cap not only to the sheer amount of hard work and intellectual rigour … Continue reading

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Brexit: today’s world press reports

This is the second in our series of how Brexit is being reported in the world’s press. Our first port of call is Jamaica, where David Jessop, a consultant to the Caribbean Council,  has written an article in today’s The … Continue reading

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More on Cameron’s Deal

From The Brexit Door on Thursday comes irrefutable proof that David Cameron’s “EU Renegotiation”  is “Not Binding” on the EU Institutions. The previous day, The House of Commons Library published a Briefing Paper: EU Referendum: analysis of the UK’s new … Continue reading

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Brexit: as seen from around the world

As the other Brexit blogs and sites have been doing an admirable job of exposing the latest developments in the Brexit debate, from Juncker, Cameron and Hollande’s shameful and insensitive exploitation of war graves to the fearmongering letters being sent … Continue reading

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Britain’s “Special Status”

Following on from our earlier posts on ‘Cameron’s Deal’, Andrew Duff has published an eleven-page paper entitled Britain’s special status in Europe: A comprehensive assessment of the UK-EU deal and its consequences in the Policy Network. A downloaded copy can … Continue reading

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