Posts Tagged ‘EU’

Control Freaks

28Feb18

A lot of people voted for Brexit so that Britain could, “take back control” but what does control look like? Right now, politicians from both sides are trying to make it look like Britain can control Brexit. There’s a lot of talk about the customs union. Which is a thing that means all EU countries […]


The Name Game

03Jan18

A caller to my radio show called me a “Remoaner” today. – I thought, is that all you’ve got, name calling? Instead of explaining to me just how these dinky little islands off the coast of northern Europe would be better off without being part of an international organisation which is the biggest tariff-free trade […]


Britain’s Brexit nightmare continues. The head of the European Council says the UK and the EU face a “furious race against time” to finalise Brexit talks before March 2019. Meanwhile the British government has lost a vote in the House of Commons because parliament wants the right to vote on the final terms of the […]


Top Trump

02Dec17

One day, people will realise that there is no negotiation going on, Britain is powerless because we have no leverage.


Has another bogus theory been thrown out there? Is it keeping us from the truth? It’s being reported this week that experts at the British Medical Journal are saying that you shouldn’t finish an entire course of prescribed antibiotics. They they say that reducing the use of antibiotics is essential to help fight the growing […]


London Calling

28Mar17

In Episode 26 of my radio show for America: Negotiations for Britain’s exit from the EU are getting nasty; The show is full of the joys of spring; Why Prince William, the heir to the throne is taking us all for a ride; More embarrassment for Britain’s Prime Minister; A call to a scammer; And […]


London Calling

08Nov16

Here’s what’s in Episode 8 of London Calling: I talk to one of the stars of America’s Got Talent, Las Vegas magician, Piff The Magic Dragon. He talks about making it big in America and his life in Britain before that. The latest twist in the Brexit story that could slow down the process of Britain leaving […]


Brexit Britain

14Oct16

Britain has solved it’s immigration problem. The thing is, it didn’t have an immigration problem. In July this year, the UK unemployment rate fell to 4.9%, the lowest since 2005. This happened at a time of record immigration. Fear of uncontrolled immigration was the number one reason people voted for Brexit but with an ageing […]


Mack Nuggets

04Sep16

Here’s what I’ve been up to on BOBfm lately… Inappropriate laughter; A bizarre wrong number; A leopard in the hotel room; If it’s got boobs or wheels, it’ll give you problems; Why Nancy won’t go back to London; 20 years since Oasis played Knebworth; Why the Daily Mail is great; Show us your tats; Is […]


True Brit

05Jul16

The British have a problem with commitment. Recently I mentioned how we never fully committed to the EU because we kept the pound, pints and miles per gallon. https://grahammack.wordpress.com/2016/07/03/in-continent/ The thing is, we’re not even fully committed to being Britons. We describe ourselves as Brit-ISH, as if we’re only a bit Brit. Like something that’s […]


In-continent

03Jul16

We shouldn’t be surprised that Britain voted “no” to staying in the E.U. We’ve never been fully committed to the idea of being European. We kept the pound as our currency instead of joining the Euro and haven’t fully adopted the metric system. Beer is still sold in pints and we use miles on our […]


Brexit Wound

25Jun16

If you punch a random stranger today there is a 51.9% chance they deserve it! That Tweet from @_GregJamison  summed up how a lot of people felt the morning after Britain voted to leave the European Union. The aftermath of the referendum result is immense. The pound has been pummeled, losing around 10% of its […]