Retired engineer. Centrist/Generalist. Lucky Dad. Lover of things Persian. Ready to rejoin EU.
Jan 6, 2019 • 4 tweets • 2 min read
Brexit Poker / Way Ahead 1. Mrs May was a Remainer and isn’t a fool (whatever else one may think of her) 2. She knows that Remain is best for the UK and that No Deal is catastrophic 3. Her current ‘hand’ requires her to pursue her ‘deal’ with no option other than No Deal and...
...to stick to “We leave on 29 March”. 4. Only when Parliament rejects her deal and 29/3 is imminent can she / will she change her tune. 5. In late March she will revoke A50. 6. Most MPs will quietly welcome that.
Aug 6, 2018 • 4 tweets • 3 min read
@DMiliband@tom_watson But: this anti semitism row has gone too far. The IHRA definition examples too restrictive. 1. Can’t accuse Jews of disloyalty (to their state of residence): some MUST be disloyal. 2. Can’t compare Israel with Nazi Germany: not overall, but Israel treats Palestinians as inhuman..
@DMiliband@tom_watson 3) Can’t hold Israel to unique standards: no, just to the highest standards, what else? 4) Can’t call a Jewish State racist: but that is how Israel is behaving towards Palestinians. Let’s not criticise anyone for who they are - call them out for how they behave.