The debate on UK security and Brexit rages on

The debate on Security continues, heightened by the latest Brussels attacks so soon after Paris. One can only feel compassion for the Brussels attack victims, as one did for the Paris victims. As Lord Reid said in a TV interview, all this will happen again in the UK....

Now is the “Winter of our Discontent”

My quote from Shakespeare’s “Richard the Third” is the start of Richard’s soliloquy. I could say that with months of mild weather across Europe and now a serious and rapid cold snap, the main concern in the UK is whether the lights will stay on. There is little wind,...

The Death of Schengen?

A fundamental re-think of Schengen has to occur as a first step in the light of the new terrorist environment. Sadly and to put it mildly, fundamental re-thinks are not attributes that are strong points in the repertoire of the EU and the European Parliament. It is...