Author: Sue Wilson MBE

Sue is Chair of Bremain in Spain.

A Cabinet Devoid of Skills

Sue Wilson MBE
Johnson 'Empty' Cabinet - Flickr - CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

It should surprise no-one that Brexit is not going according to plan. Assuming there ever was a plan to begin with. That’s despite the fact that the Cabinet is packed full with Brexit supporters who repeatedly assure us Brexit is “done”. This is a Cabinet devoid of skills as well as ideas. The deal Boris […]

Open Letter to Lord Frost

Sue Wilson MBE
Lord Frost Article 6 April 2022 - Twitter

Dear David, As we’re old friends now, I’m sure you’ll forgive the informality of my address. I thought you would rather prefer David to ‘Frosty’, with or without the ‘no-man’ handle. I note that, despite your resignation from your role as Brexit Minister, we have not been spared your ruminations on all things Brexit-related. I […]

Johnson insults Ukraine – A New Low

Sue Wilson MBE
Boris Johnson - Dianna Bonner - CC BY 2.0

Listening to our Prime Minister make crass, inappropriate, even insulting comments is unhappily nothing new. We’ve grown accustomed to his style, his language, his need to please his own party. He has done so at our expense. He’s embarrassed us, made us angry and shamed our once great nation. We thought we’d seen the worst […]

EXCLUSIVE: Police Partygate Questionnaire uncovered!

Sue Wilson MBE
No. 10 Downing Street - (CC BY-ND 2.0)

DISCLAIMER: The questionnaire below was obtained by West England Bylines from a single unnamed source. We are currently in the process of verifying the authenticity of the document and seeking corroboration. However, we did not want to delay publication of this important document, while our investigation continues. In the meantime, we will leave you to […]

Open Letter to Liz Truss No. 2 – January 2022

Sue Wilson MBE

Dear Liz, It’s a month since my last letter and I’m still eagerly awaiting your response. I appreciate it’s been a busy time for you, especially with you wearing so many ministerial hats. Your quest to replace Boris Johnson in No. 10 must also be quite demanding of your time. I would venture that your […]

Open Letter to Liz Truss

Sue Wilson MBE
Liz Truss poses like Royalty - Source: Liz Truss on Twitter

Dear Liz, I hope you’ll excuse the informality but dear ‘Foreign Secretary, Brexit Secretary and Women and Equalities Secretary’ is a bit of a mouthful. Let me start by wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, and congratulating you on your new role, even if it wasn’t the one you were actively […]

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Protect your Freedom of Movement and EU Citizenship!

Sue Wilson MBE

How far would you go to protect your freedom of movement and EU citizenship rights? Many British citizens have taken the difficult decision to become citizens of an EU country. Here are personal stories how and why they remained European. How we lost EU Citizenship When Brexit negotiations first began freedom of movement was still […]

Hands off my Pension!

Sue Wilson MBE

British pensioners are worried about their income. For those reliant solely on the state pension, it can be a struggle to survive on what is the “world’s third worst” pension, and the lowest rate across Europe. According to data from Investing Reviews, the UK state pension is a mere 28.5% of pre-retirement earnings – less […]

International Women’s Day … 8 March 2021

Sue Wilson MBE

I’ve always had mixed feelings regarding events or campaigns aimed at a limited, albeit a discriminated against, sector of society. Is it fair or appropriate to celebrate the social, economic and political achievements of women while leaving men out of the picture? Perhaps the question shouldn’t be about whether it’s fair, but whether it’s necessary. […]

Is retirement in Spain now out of the question?

Sue Wilson MBE

If you have ever cast an eye over a foreign estate agent’s window, you’ve probably considered moving abroad. For some, that’s just a fleeting fantasy, induced by sun, relaxation, and perhaps a glass or two of vino. For others, it’s the start of a dream, or even a journey. From a young age, I dreamed […]

What Brexit means for British Expats in Europe

Sue Wilson MBE

If you are a Daily Mail reader – or even if you are not – you may well have seen their latest outraged headline criticising the EU. It reads: “Furious British expats blast EU’s new post-Brexit travel rules which will ban them from spending more than three months at a time at their holiday home […]