Sometimes you may hear or read that the UK is leaving Europe. We are not. Europe is a continent which the UK is part of. I am British English in Nationality and also European because Europe is a continent.
The false idea that the EU is Europe is put about by those who are pro-EU. Please understand that this is propaganda by those who wish to use words as they want to use them. To equate the EU with Europe is to insult the Swiss, the Norwegians and the Russians who live in Europe, including those who live in Moscow.
EU stands for European Union. The EU is a political project. It is not a continent as Europe is. The UK has voted to leave a political project which seeks to standardise so many things in the name of trade, which do not really need standardising. The EU project is a bureaucracy which delights in producing red tape for nations to tie themselves up in.
The UK is leaving the EU project.
The UK is not leaving Europe as we cannot find a a saw big enough to sever our islands from the mainland.
The UK is not taking an isolationist stance as some accuse us of. We are taking a globalist trade stance. We are open to trade with the world and have people migrate to us from the world, as long as they qualify to live here according to the needs we have. Being part of the EU limited our scope, made us ‘parochial’, we are now reaching out to the world.
Over the weeked I told my partner and my Dad that I thought that Andrea Leadsom would not last the week, as her start of her campaign was so bad that I thought it obvious that she did not have what it takes (at least not yet) to be a Prime Minister for the UK. We are at a crossroads politically right now because we have decided to leave the European Union and it will take at least two years to do so. Theresa May will be the Prime Minister to steer us onwards, and I am glad of this.
I went to Specsavers for an annual eye check and diabetic retinopathy screening today. Last year, after going to Specsavers for a number of years, I went to a different opticians because I was a bit fed up with the service at Specsavers. However, I went back there this time because although the service was better elsewhere, the spectacles I have had this year were not as good quality.
I was pleasantly surprised that Specsavers had improved a lot with their customer service. I got the impression that they had been training their staff during my abscence in customer care. One thing that really stood out was the way they went out of their way to explain exactly what they were about to do during the tests very clearly.
Specsavers for me from now on..
I’m Christina, a woman in her early 50s with Bipolar Disorder. I have started this blog as a way to dump ideas and issues going round my brain so that I do not ruminate about them. It’s meant as a creative outlet. I am not an artist who can express my thoughts and emotions through drawing or painting, but I may have the creative ability to write well about current affairs, UK politics, bipolar disorder, spiritual and philosophical ideas.
At this time of writing we have two women contesting for the leadership of the Conservative Party, here in the UK. Theresa May and Andrea Leadsom represent the centre ground and centre right of the Conservative Party, respectively. At first I was in favour of Andrea Leadsom winning because I liked the way she presented her arguments during the EU Referendum Campaign. I have been pro leaving the EU for a few years now because I believe membership results in citizens being robbed of their democratic right to sack their political leaders. Whether immigration goes up or down is not the point of the argument, as many believe. The point is that the UK Government should be able to control numbers, whether big or small according to need.
Jeremy Corbyn, the leader of the Labour Party has argued that the problem does not lie with numbers of immigrants, but with the Conservative Government cutting services as part of their austerity policy. While I have sympathy with his argument I view it as simplistic. For Government to plan its spending to accommodate future needs of a changing population, it needs to be able to control numbers of people coming in. Financial projections need to be made for local government to provide services for the people they serve, but if they have no idea of how many people they will be serving, how can they with any accuracy?
I changed my mind about Andrea Leadsom because her inexperience has shown to me that she won’t be able to do a good job as Prime Minister, especially at this time where the UK has to negotiate trade deals while leaving the EU. Although Theresa May was on the Remain side of the EU debate, she has stated that she will carry on with the task of taking us out of the EU. Leading Conservatives on the Brexit side: David Davis, Liam Fox, Chris Graying, Priti Patel and James Cleverly have backed Theresa May, so I rest assured she will keep her word.
On a personal note, I feel better having typed these thoughts here.