Brexit lecture – including the impact of the EU on our economy over 45 years

The lecture I gave in Speaker’s House will be shown again on BBC Parliament Channel at 15.10 on the afternoon of Monday 2nd April, for those interested.

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18 Comments

  1. marg
    Posted March 31, 2018 at 11:28 am | Permalink

    I will watch.The communication between bloggers and yourself gives us an insight into others opinions. Some say you are proselytising , however it could be those with similar feelings about our world simply come together. In the meantime Bach with his Mass, Matthew and Johns passion , will keep me going for the weekend and make me feel very pious.

    • Lifelogic
      Posted April 1, 2018 at 7:09 pm | Permalink

      If the BBC just played Bach, Monteverde, Byrd and the likes and cut out the dumbed down, lefty, PC, greencrap, pro EU totally misguided politics then I would be more than happy to pay the licence fee.

      • jerry
        Posted April 3, 2018 at 8:32 pm | Permalink

        @LL; “If the BBC just played Bach, Monteverde, Byrd and the likes [../rant/..] I would be more than happy to pay the licence fee.”

        You don’t need to pay the licence fee to listen to Radio 3, or any other radio station for that matter, and have not since 1971 – do try and keep up over there in the CI’s!…

  2. David Price
    Posted March 31, 2018 at 12:05 pm | Permalink

    Good .. will it include the Q&A?

  3. Prigger
    Posted March 31, 2018 at 12:24 pm | Permalink

    I believe I saw it on YouTube. If I remember correctly Mr Speaker made an introduction which appeared to be precisely…exactly the amount of time a speaker dreams of timing so well. Also polite. Full stop.He has his good points

    • Lifelogic
      Posted April 1, 2018 at 3:00 am | Permalink

      If he does have his good points than he keeps them very well hidden.

      • Prigger
        Posted April 1, 2018 at 7:27 pm | Permalink

        Mr Speaker strikes me as extremely intelligent, beyond most people, I dare say myself included. One is most reluctant to add a qualifier “But…”
        Best said, I frankly do not understand his opposition to Trump. Only if he believes our own media. BUT he is too intelligent for that! Seeing Trump, ages ago, and in his modern rallies which I am rich enough in time to do, he is the very opposite of Mr Speaker’s expressed view on him.

  4. Dennis Zoff
    Posted March 31, 2018 at 1:24 pm | Permalink

    Thank you John…I will look forward to it.

  5. Denis Cooper
    Posted March 31, 2018 at 1:37 pm | Permalink

    Thanks, I will set that to record.

  6. Mick
    Posted March 31, 2018 at 2:15 pm | Permalink

    Watched it first time round and the typical bias bbc had missed off your Q & A section, so I quess that must have had something in it they didn’t want the viewers to be aware of

    • jerry
      Posted March 31, 2018 at 5:03 pm | Permalink

      @Mick; A typical ill-informed, anti BBC, bias comment. 🙁

      I suspect that the problem is that they did not have proper Q&A microphones at the venue, thus only those at the lectern are picked up properly on the broadcasters recording meaning the Q&A gets edited out for TX – don’t blame the broadcasters for technical issues beyond their control, complain to Mr Speaker!.

      • Weejonnie
        Posted March 31, 2018 at 8:32 pm | Permalink

        Mind you it is amazing how often these ‘technical problems’ occur when someone is speaking in favour of a topic that the BBC is against – and how few the converse.

        • jerry
          Posted April 1, 2018 at 7:45 am | Permalink

          @Weejonnie; Did you watch Mr Blair giving his lecture, if yours and @Mick’s ‘theory’ had any feel we would have got the whole nine yards of pro-EU Q&As along with the speech but nothing.

  7. Newmania
    Posted March 31, 2018 at 7:29 pm | Permalink

    BBC bias is now very much the other way . Let us not forget that half of the country have not changed their view do not support Brexit. This is a fairly astonishing fact given the carpet bombing Soviet style” good news” both from the Press and the BBC.
    The BBC has fallen into line , terrified , no doubt of the consequences of failing to support the view of both main parties and not immune to relentless threats both form the Marxist side and the Nationalists.

    • Denis Cooper
      Posted April 1, 2018 at 9:57 am | Permalink

      I doubt that many people would put their cross in the other box if by some means we could all go back and vote again. The country is still quite evenly divided about the wisdom of leaving the EU, taking it in the round. However a great majority disagree with you and your anti-democratic friends and just want the government to get on and do what it promised in the leaflet it sent to every household in the land:

      “This is your decision. The Government will implement what you decide.”

  8. Augustyn
    Posted March 31, 2018 at 11:14 pm | Permalink

    Last time round I picked up John’s lecture on iplayer. So, if you cannot make the live broadcast then you may have another opportunity. It is worth it. mr Bercow’s comments are notable. But JR’s are of course better.

  9. duncan
    Posted April 1, 2018 at 10:34 am | Permalink

    Blair and Labour built their client state when in office. We need a conservative Eurosceptic MP to lead our party and then build a anti-client state that dilutes and undermines Labour and its client base. Another Thatcher revolution is now badly required

    First on the agenda. Get rid of this appalling PM.
    Second. Get the UK out of this appalling political and economic straitjacket namely the EU
    Third. Slash income and Corp tax
    Fourth. Reform the public sector
    Five. Target labour across the board including its funding and the number of MPs
    Six. Legislate to protect freedom of speech and the freedom of the press. Legislate to remove hate-crime laws which are an authoritarian attack on a person’s freedom of speech

  10. Miss Brandreth-Jones
    Posted April 2, 2018 at 3:11 pm | Permalink

    Just realised’ have seen this lecture before.

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