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Tagged With: UK

UK has voted to leave the EU– What’s next?

Now that the UK has voted to leave the EU– What’s next? Here’s one possible outcome… In a similarly dramatic referendum 50 years ago, Singapore citizens voted to leave British colonial rule and join the new Federation of Malaysia. But following race riots that ran out of control, Singapore was expelled from Malaysia and left … Continue reading »

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What would happen to the EU-derived employment laws with UK leaving the EU?

I wrote a paper on discrimination rights and the implementation of the EU equal treatment directives in the UK in 2005.  Now that the UK has a leave vote for the so-called ‘Brexit’, what will happen to all EU-derived employment laws  that have become entrenched in the UK legal system? Perhaps someone should tell Dave Cameron – not to … Continue reading »

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European Union referendum: UK should not Brexit the EU

The leadership of the my trade union, the Fire Brigades Union ( I’m a retired member ) has recommended that workers should vote in favour of remaining within the European Union at the upcoming referendum and I agree too. In a  video update to members Matt Wrack, FBU general secretary, says that the statement is not … Continue reading »

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Should Donald Trump be barred entry into the UK?

Here in the UK, tens of thousands of people have signed a petition calling on MPs to impose a bar on Mr Trump. It follows the Republican frontrunner’s call for a “total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States until our country’s representatives can figure out what is going on”. Donald Trump’s anti-Muslim rhetoric extended … Continue reading »

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Where are our leaders?

I got invited to an event recently called ‘Voting does not benefit the black community and never has’ which took place last weekend in London, England. I could not attend this debate because I was not in the UK at the time however the statement got me thinking a few questions: 1) Isn’t it our … Continue reading »

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