Author: Simon Wilks

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The Language of Brexit

Yesterday, when Parliament re-opened after the prorogation that wasn’t, MPs accused the Prime Minister of using intemperate language, designed to stir up division and hate. It is impossible to tell what, if anything, is...

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Approved Document B

On January 3, 2018, I wrote to my MP as follows: We’re now approaching the fifth anniversary of the Lakanal House inquest and the rule 43 letter sent by the Assistant Deputy Coroner, Frances...

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Hospital Parking Charges

Not as Simple as they Look One intriguing proposal of the Labour Party, a ban on hospital parking charges1, has recently blossomed into a public debate. A good first question to ask, when any...

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The Gove of Christmas Future

Disclaimer: The below is a fantasy based on flimsily-constructed caricatures that may share the names of real people but, in a very real sense, bear no discernible relation to real people at all. “Toss...

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The Sussex Invasion

It had started well enough, as press conferences go; everyone was in their seats in plenty of time for the initial briefing, and security had nothing to report. They were all accredited and, for...

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Twenty Reasons Not To Back Brexit

Some time ago, the Telegraph courageously published a list of “20 Reasons you should vote to leave the European Union” Now may be as good a time as any to have a look at...

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A Formal Warning

At last the fourth round of Brexit talks has got underway, after a short delay to allow the Prime Minister to say some things in Florence.  She said a lot in Florence, but none...

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Why do you sell ‘em? People buy ‘em.

Occasionally, amid all the post-Brexit hype, and almost drowned out by the fanfares heralding a bright new entrepreneurial dawn for a Britain still suffering the after-effects of the last financial crisis, a quiet voice...