This wretched referendum is nearly over – the hard part comes next

EU referendum polling cardPlease note this post is from my previous blog. To read my posts during the 2017 General Election campaign click here.

As I blogged my thoughts at the start of this referendum, I thought I had better do so at the end too.  The campaign that has unfolded since is nearly over – but a far tougher test is on the way.

For my part, for all the sound and fury, the scare tactics, the endorsements, editorials, speeches and TV specials, my view remains unchanged – I’ll be voting Leave on Thursday, despite this interminable campaign, and not because of it. Continue reading This wretched referendum is nearly over – the hard part comes next

The national interest demands all MPs vote to Let Britain Decide

Co-sponsor the billPlease note this post is from my previous blog. To read my posts during the 2017 General Election campaign click here.

No sooner have I started blogging than I have to leave this parish unattended for two weeks for a long-planned, long-awaited holiday to the Deep South.  It’s our first holiday in two years and we’re taking in Jackson, New Orleans, Birmingham, Nashville and Memphis.  It’s fair to say tomorrow’s 7.45am flight can’t come soon enough!

The trip means that as well as Wednesday’s Spending Review (and Wimbledon), I won’t be here for the second reading of James Wharton’s European Union (Referendum) Bill – a debate I wouldn’t otherwise have missed.

Continue reading The national interest demands all MPs vote to Let Britain Decide