Martin Brooks writes about the importance of the Scottish elections. Scottish independence would reduce the pro-EU energy in Westminster, and if they were to rejoin the EU, the likelihood of the UK joining would be reduced.
Author: Martin Brooks
Martin spent his early working life in Europe, Australia and the US as a consultant loss prevention engineer. He founded two businesses enabling organisations to cultivate their innovation expertise, focusing particularly on the creative and collaborative aspects of cultures conducive to innovation. He is alert to vested interests and politicians who claim to know what’s best for us while preventing public scrutiny of their actions. He lives in York.
Martin Brooks questions how covid passports will work with new variants and new vaccines. There are multiple medical questions to be answered and the government must address the issue.
Martin Brooks looks at the paradox of reclaiming British sovereignty when this government is evading scrutiny and undermining parliament
Alexander de Pfeffel seeks advice from the Gardeners’ Question Time panel and audience on his tunnel plans. “Visionary British infrastructure gardens have a great future, if only the woke gardeners, with the greatest respect to our friends and partners on the panel, weren’t so obsessed with making their doom-laden predictions that plants need to be cared for, fed, watered, protected from harsh conditions and warmly held in a loving lefty embrace if they are to survive.”
As Martin Brooks notes, fish are not subject to the freedom of movement restrictions that Britain’s people now are. “It’s questionable if the notoriously independently minded fish can be persuaded to change their attitude and behaviour.”
Martin Brooks looks at the story of Mary Heaton, committed to Wakefield asylum for challenging male authority: “Men owe it to women to recognise and take charge of their own emotional responses rather than demean or punish women for having theirs.”
With a US trade deal, the UK faces the doubly damaging prospect of the arrival of both American food and American healthcare products and services. The combination threatens the nation’s health and the NHS’s wellbeing. This is a variation of the good old American win-win, but while America wins both ways, we lose twice. The […]
The UK is under immense pressure to sign up to US demands on the regulations applying to GMO (genetically modified organisms), as part of the US-UK trade deal. One look at the USA’s commercial commitment to GMO tells you why. GMO technology, often developed by US companies, is embedded in US farming practices and hence […]
It’s never too late for a grown up debate about immigration. Martin Brooks assesses the limited, inflexible thinking in the latest Immigration Bill and reviews the shortcomings of the endless public debate on immigration. The Immigration and Social Security Co-ordination (EU Withdrawal) Bill 2020, which returned to Parliament for its second reading last week, puts […]
The stage is already being set by this discredited prime minster and his government. They are positioning themselves as victorious leaders of the country’s emergence from our disastrous encounter with the Covid-19 virus. Moreover, they are already using the pandemic to argue for the UK’s isolation from the rest of the world, by holding to […]