Change of Name, Change of Passport

I changed my name by Deed Poll. Which means I’ve needed to apply for a new passport. And yes, rather than leave it until I’m actually going somewhere, I decided to apply for a new one now. Sooner rather than later. Maroon rather than blue. It arrived, all shiny, on 28th January, three days before…

Leaving

Today is 31st January 2020. This is the last day that we will be ‘in Europe’. At 11 o’clock tonight, I believe, we’ll float off into the Atlantic. Presumably heading for America. So I’d like to say a few words. I’d like to thank the European Union for giving me the opportunity – and the…

The B Word

Well, I’ve been putting it off. But it’s time – we have to talk about the B word. I never wanted it. I voted to Remain, or for the party that I felt was most likely to deliver Remain, whenever I had the opportunity to vote. I even wrote to my MP (but as my…

What was the question again?

I’ve been trying to avoid talking about Brexit. But I’m watching the EU Election results, and I’m sad. I believe in democracy, I believe everyone has the right to have their opinion listened to. I believe everyone’s vote counts. But – cards on the table – I want to Remain in the EU. I lived…