Why the July Election? Sunak wants out ASAP!

 

 One of my dear readers once called me prescient when I was writing years ago about the rise of Isis and Chinese aggression. This was well before any of our politicians could see the problem or dared to point it out. Therefore I am taking a small risk in this post by proposing the real reason for Sunak’s July election announcement. He will resign within days of Labour’s pathetic victory and go back to being a quiet billionaire. David ‘Cameraman’

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– Why British politics and democracy is broken

 

 There is no simple solution because we have no charismatic, statesman-like politicians speaking common sense to the people; and we have our own broadcast media talking endlessly about pointless fluff. Until that states-person arrives on the scene, our rivers will continue to be polluted by our poo and China and Russia will continue their aggression unopposed. Currently, the BBC and Sky news spend most of their time talking about party politicians moving from one party to another. This is just

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Kindle and Audible versions free to download for a month

 

 Hi All This offer refers to ‘British politics is broken, BUT, how we might just fix it’. The Kindle version can be read on your iPad or phone, just download the Kindle reader app. for your device. Go to the offer page:- If you do use this free download, and read or listen to the book, please write a review on Amazon. Thank you Derek

British politics is broken – now published on Amazon

 

 My main message is that if we carry on with our current ‘Party’ based political system we speed up Britain’s further decline. You might just recognise the cover because I am re-publishing ‘The Normal Curve’ as ‘British politics is broken’. The reason for this is that a thoroughly detailed review of the book was given to me by Tim, who remains a dear friend despite a fair amount of negative but valid criticism 😉 As a result of this critique,

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The ‘West’ needs to ‘wake up’ NOW plus the Rwanda bill

 

 By ‘the West’ I mean the UK, the USA, the EU, Australia,  Canada, New Zealand and quite a few other democracies. Do we really want China to move on Taiwan? Do we really want Russia’s invasion of Ukraine to succeed? Our current message to Putin and Xi is “do what you like” we won’t stop you! Madness! The pointless government & media focus on Rwanda Currently our politicians and the BBC seem to think the most important thing is Rishi

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Tory party? RIP

 

 Just when I thought it couldn’t get more improbable and worse, it did. David Cameraman appointed as Foreign Secretary? I have just picked myself up from the floor laughing my socks off. Braverman is gone but two months too late. The Labour party may cheer up a bit but with Starmer in charge they are lost too. Sunak, in my humble opinion, whilst not too dangerous has no vision for Britain. There is nobody left who makes any sense, apart

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Why the West’s support for Israel is flawed

 

 The US and UK support for Israel is way past its sell by date. Biden’s response of “unwavering support for Israel” was chilling to hear . He and Sunak have learned nothing from history! I understand the violent attacks by Hamas because they have been side-lined by the UK, France, the USA and the UN since 1948. I do not support their violence, nor do I understand why Israel’s president Netanyahu is not in jail for corruption, but there you

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Chinese spies: ‘We’ve been unbelievably naïve’

 

 Those words, from Ian Duncan Smith this morning,  echo what  I have been saying here on this blog for fourteen years. How could our politicians and security services be so stupidly incompetent? The reason that our politicians have been so stupid is explained in my latest book ‘British politics is broken, but…‘ From Tony Blair, David Cameron and Gideon Osborne onwards the idiots in Number 10 and 11 Downing Street have been welcoming Chinese spies into our universities with open

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5 percent is the 200 year average interest rate

 

 A few facts about bank interest rates ‘Like most people of my generation who have lived through the period of hyper interest rates, of as high as 17% and inflation averaging in the teens in the 1970s, I am baffled by how long and how low-interest rates and inflation in the UK have lasted in recent years.'(*1) I find the current media doom-fest of the return to an historically average interest rate just nauseating. The current panic stories all over

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The Faith Virus is published

 

 My second book is the first to be published and is all about the danger that faith creates for society. Perhaps not something that most of you might think about, but hopefully this might provoke some discussion. The book is on Amazon in paperback, Audible and Kindle versions. You can read the first twenty or so pages by using the “Look inside” feature. I started my second book six months before the Covid-19 virus appeared so the use of the

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Hurrah for Biden’s arms sales to Taiwan. But where is the UK and the rest of the west ?

 

 USA’s president Joe Biden has just approved 1.1 billion in arm sales to Taiwan. Whilst this has yet to be formally approved by the USA’s congress, the deal is certain to be approved. The Chinese tyranny is tossing its fake toys out of its fake pram. It is decrying the USA for destabilising the far east whilst Chinese aggression is the real source of the problem! Hurrah number two, from me for Biden. I know he is probably on his

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Privatisation – Water good idea eh?

 

 Water privatisation? Thatcher’s legacy? Gimme strength! All of us should understand why we are in such a mess with our water supply. In reality, only a few of us do, certainly not the BBC interviewers when questioning the water supply companies. Their ignorance is jaw dropping. The simple fact is that the UK of GB has more than enough water, even now, to supply everybody’s needs. The UK is very lucky in this respect. To quote Paul Waugh of the i

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China – I told you so

 

 This post first appeared in 2021 and several more earlier should have alerted western governments to the danger that the Chinese tyranny has become. In ten years time China will be too strong to stop and will destroy everything we hold dear. Democracy, human rights, control of the world’s natural resources etc. So the USA, The UN, the EU and all other democratic countries must do a few things NOW! Recognise Taiwan as a sovereign state Accelerate the return of manufacturing stuff

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John Major’s extraordinary hypocrisy today

 

 Today John Major slated the current Conservative government, for the second time, for its lies and hypocrisy. He is probably correct in what he said but… Have the journalists who televised this man’s words forgotten what he did whilst Prime Minister between 1990 and 1997? Back to basics In 1993 he introduced a policy called Back To Basics. He intended this to be a nostalgic appeal to traditional values such as “neighbourliness, decency and courtesy. Just prior to his appointment

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Afghanistan – Hurrah for Biden’s words

 

 At last! Some objective truth emerges from a USA president’s lips. Biden just said that American troops would no longer fight for a people who would not fight for themselves. “And here’s what I believe to my core: It is wrong to order American troops to step up when Afghanistan’s own armed forces would not.  If the political leaders of Afghanistan were unable to come together for the good of their people, unable to negotiate for the future of their

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Harry, Gaza and the Diana BBC interview

 

 Gaza We have a cease fire but the 70 year old problem remains and we the UK, the French, the Zionist Jews and the USA created it. More than 212 people, including 61 children, have died in Gaza, and just 10, including two children, in Israel. Those ratio of deaths and casualties has been similar in all the conflicts over the years. The conflict will erupt again, and again, and will continue forever unless a solution is found. The UN

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Islamophobia in Batley?

 

 Words and their changed meaning The process of that change fascinates me. First we need a definition from the Oxford English Dictionary (OED). Then I will move on to what happened at Batley Grammar School. The OED states that a phobia is an irrational fear of something. So Islamophobia should therefore mean ‘an irrational fear of Islam’. Now it apparently means  “a hatred of Islam”. That change of meaning has turned into that ridiculous recent creation, viz. a Hate Crime.

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Harry and Meghan: an alternative view

 

 The media & our dear Aunty BBC explored Recently, the many difficult issues that the world continues to face have been overwhelmed by the media focussing on trivia spouted by self interested spoiled brats and endless pages on the health of a man who is nearly 100. It would be interesting to hear from those of you who might agree with me and those that think I am a grumpy, disillusioned old man who has lost the plot 😉 In

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China shows its true face; world governments must ACT!

 

 Time to act on China, I link to a Sunday Times article written in July 2020 A page or so down, I link to a Sunday Times article written in July 2020. It traces Covid-19 from 2011 to 2019. An illuminating article which few seem to have read. It is long but worth the effort. It reinforces the position that Covid-19 really is “the Chinese virus”. I read it, open mouthed, when it first appeared in print last year. Back

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“No one is above the law”; if only that were true…

 

 “No one is above the law”; if only that were true… I quote Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, speaking on January 13th 2021. She said it as she confirmed the second impeachment of Donald Trump. The very fact that she even needed to say those words yesterday reflects the depths to which democracy has descended in the USA. There are many ways in which politicians and the rich in the USA are above the law.

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What we learned about China in 2020 …

 

 .. and what we should do about it in 2021. My sources are all blue, bold, italics and underlined. Clicking on them reveals a good read! What we learned in 2020: China has rapidly become a dangerous tyranny under Xi Jinping. Democracy became a dirty word to President Xi, as we saw in Hong Kong, and we did nothing. China has embraced the worst parts of capitalism and cares nothing for human rights or the rule of law. It digs

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“The fairy tale of eternal economic growth”

 

 I was going to entitle this article “The current BAME*1 game diversion”. I changed the title using Greta Thunberg’s words which are far more powerful exactly to the point. Dr Erich Schumacher made strong arguments against economic growth in his 1973 book “Small is beautiful (Economics as if people mattered)”. It is the most important guide to a sustainable future written in the last 100 years. I wish our business leaders and politicians had read it and then acted on

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China’s future and ours; lessons from Covid-19?

 

 For the last 40 years or so, China’s financial, business, political and cultural effect on our world has been a disaster. A disaster both  for the Chinese themselves and for most of us. China’s cultural attitudes to selling “fresh” food and massively increased exports have exported their native bat diseases. Lessons have NOT been learned.  SARS and MERS were both created in the same way. Fresh, wriggling and fluttering food is sold all over China in open market conditions that would

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Our leaders’ decisions are mostly bonkers, why?

 

 Reading the news, since the 12th December2019  election, has been quite illuminating but equally depressing. I’m not talking about global warming, plastic waste pollution or the ever increasing ability of our politicians to “take responsibility” by just saying the words but remaining in place. I’m talking about the ridiculous decisions being taken, about to be taken, not taken or avoided by those whose job it is to make competent decisions. Many of the decision making processes used by our clever

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General election Q & A – Happy Maastricht ;-)

 

 Yippeee! Another general election 😉 the third since the five year fixed term parliament act came into err “force” in 2011. Your Christmas General Election quiz starts here. Just 10 questions to answer. There may be prizes (Ed: I doubt it …) The biggest question left for me is “does this Boris Johnson’s exit deal actually give us freedom from the EU?”. My current understanding is that it still ties us into EU rules (for some years) and we continue

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David Cameron’s hypocrisy today

 

 Having just read the front page of today’s Sunday Times, I just  had to make this short comment on David Cameron’s hypocrisy and his blatant attempt at self publicity. Just before the 2016 referendum he gave this televised promise “… I will implement the people’s decision whatever the outcome..”. He then resigned the very next day running away from his promise and then hid for three years in his caravan writing his self congratulatory memoir. His quote yesterday “I’m sorry

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Politics redefined and now Trust redefined. Duck palace anyone?

 

 Politics used to mean “Of the people for the people”. Politics now means “Of the MPs and for the MPs”. And, of course, for the supporting 24/7 Westminster bubble journalism industry. No Deal was the default position voted for by MPs in 2016! By a huge majority. MPs then voted a further three times to make Brexit happen on March 29th 2019. What changed? A Prime Minister brow beaten by Brussels bureaucrats because she didn’t understand what to do. Boris

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Our MPs are simply ignoring the wishes of the British people

 

 May I try to put the childish, irrelevant “furious backlash“, as reported today by the BrBC (British Remoaning Broadcasting Corporation), into some logical context? You may have guessed that I am for leaving the EU by now 😉 The Remainers have been told effectively to shut by Boris. Hurrah for him! This is why: Our MPs are simply ignoring the wishes of the British people. In 2016 the people were asked by our government to make the decision, for the

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My reply to Nigel Huddlestone’s response.

 

 Nigel’s response to my letter is just underneath my response to his response. Dear Mr Huddlestone Thank you for responding. I hope to change your mind eventually because we really have no real alternative. However, once again you miss my point entirely. The very existence of “faith” (i.e. irrational) schools is divisive and it has to be up to government to force the change. Government seems set on actively, but blindly, promoting a path of societal division and is ignoring

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Dear Nigel Huddleston MP we urgently need secular democracy

 

 My letter sent to our local MP sent today Dear Nigel Huddleston MP I have written to you before about faith schools and their very existence which cause many obvious divisions in society. Parliament still actively encourages this rapidly developing calamity by funding and encouraging ever more faith schools – but why? Society has changed fundamentally in the last 60 years and I want my representative in parliament to come out in support of radical change. A secular education system

Read More Dear Nigel Huddleston MP we urgently need secular democracy

Is democracy dead? Are you bothered? Am I?

 

 There are a few simple truths at the heart of our disillusion with politics & politicians No political party has dared to tell us that we can’t afford to pay for all our pensions, the NHS, social care and all those public services that we now demand “as of right”. The welfare state has weakened the government’s ability to break even? It was never envisaged, back in 1947, that is was to become such a huge part of the economy.

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My last post on Brexit; even I can take no more

 

 It is not about you MPs – it is about the 17.4 million of us! The sight of those silly school girls & boys skipping down the road away from their political parties was just sickening. Who do those adolescent MPs, who have never created anything of worth, think they are? It is simply not about them or their failed political parties. It is about us, the 17.4 million of “We the People” remember them / us / we? Qualification

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Brexit, echoes of PeterLoo & referenda

 

 MPs are now so disconnected from the public that the current situation echoes events just prior to PeterLoo* in 1819. I saw the film PeterLoo last Friday and the political & economic similarities are hard to miss. Parliament and the Prince Regent (the King was mentally ill and incapable at that time) sent cavalry into a crowded Manchester square.  Sixteen people were killed and seven hundred were seriously injured. The discontent of the people? Pah, send in the cavalry! Today, the

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Project fear refuted …

 

 There are many serious and rational voices in support of a No Deal, despite the BBC’s overwhelming Project Fear coverage, and, to my surprise, by Channel 4’s Jon Snow (more on this below) which you just have to watch. The pity is that these views are hidden from our view, but they are there, if you look.   So then, who are these misguided, treacherous, thick, ill educated No Deal supporters? I have collected a few of the best arguments supplied by

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The Brexit smokescreen unmasked & let’s see more of …

 

 A short constitutional overview A referendum is the most powerful democratic tool we have. It is, and was in 2016, a direct call to ” we the people ” to have our say. But our confused party politicians hate that level of direct democracy because it sidesteps what they think is their job 😉 This explains why around 500 members of parliament are doing all they can to reverse the clear instruction given to them in 2016. Our voice is

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Brexit solved at last; are you ready?

 

 Whilst walking my dog this morning I had a chat with a fellow philosopher He is a bit younger than me, so quite representative of our respective generations. In five minutes we had solved many issues which had defied our best political brains for two years (Ed: Err, better get some new brains in quick then). We agreed that we are just about to lose our best ever chance of sorting out “the troubles”, the unification of Ireland and any

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Brexit on Theresa May’s terms would be the worst of all worlds

 

 I am quoting Daniel Hannan an MEP writing in the Telegraph (on-line) a few days ago. Daniel is a Conservative MEP and someone who has been very critical of the EU’s systemic hypocrisy, inefficiency and financial incompetence for many years, as have I. Whether or not you are or were a Remainer or leaver, this current policy direction is beyond daft; it is criminal incompetence from Theresa May who is either so confused by what she thinks she ought to

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Salzburg, time for May to walk away, enough is enough

 

 The BBC’s ridiculous pro-Remain stance is irritating enough, but Salzburg has exposed Theresa May, yet again, to be completely clueless. I have been saying this for months here and here and here. Do the BBC, Theresa May & Dominic Raab really think we are all stupid? The EU’s delusional bureaucracy is simply fighting for its very existence. It is scared shitless of the domino effect once we, the second largest net contributor, leave. The EU is a failed organisation run by

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Brexit means Brexit? May rubbishes the referendum

 

 So now we know why she said and did nothing for the last two years. Saying nothing meant she avoided lying to us until the very last moment, she was always a Remainer. “Brexit means Brexit” was always a shallow lie hidden behind her meaningless words. Instead of accepting the referendum result, she is supporting big business, bankers, hedge funds, the bankrupt EU who are all shouting, at her, louder than we can. She is supporting anybody it seems, other

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Anti-Semitic, its meaning and a history of its misuse

 

 The words anti-Semitism and anti-Semitic suffer from obfuscation (lies), misdirection and at its very heart, an absence of a rational definition. The current row about Anti-Semitism, and what most people think it means, is flawed and dishonest. It is made far worse by sensationalist journalism. Truth and a rational debate is almost impossible to find and to quote almost all the media, “We are all very upset and angry about all those nasty people who are anti-Semitic, particularly those in

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Brexit & British Blue Passports

 

 There are no funny cartoons in this post, there are no jokes either. Just when I thought it couldn’t get worse it did! The humiliation for the United Kingdom of Great Britain is now complete. If anything exemplifies the disconnectedness between “we the people” and the inhabitants of the Westminster bubble (politicos & journalists) it is these two “stories” separated by 35 years. Story Number 1 (March 22nd 2018): (Ed: surely April 1st?) The new blue British passport is to

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Brexit: UK fisheries are sold out … again

 

 As Nigel Farage has said today “We sold out fisheries when we joined the EEC and we’re selling them out now as we leave.” I could not agree more, but it seems that almost nobody else can see that “we the people” are being screwed both by the EU and our own government. I think the two cartoons below tell the story better than I can but where would we be without a sense of humour? (Answer: at foot of this

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The Institute for global change, Blair & Adonis

 

 “The Institute for Global Change” blames Populism for the incorrect result of the Brexit referendum. Adonis said “Brexit is a populist and nationalist spasm worthy of Donald Trump” (full text of his letter here). Tony Blair fronts ‘The Institute for Global Change’. Multinationals fund it (but try and find out who!). The Institute for Global Change is a preposterous and egotistically named organisation. You just have to follow this link for the Twitter response to his Christmas message on Twitter. The

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Pre Christmas quiz

 

 Your challenge, dear reader, is to guess which of these are fake news 😉 There will be prizes (but, see 2* below) A radical change for the Catholic Church  Pope Francis, Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio, has made a number of surprising announcements, while on tour in the Myanmar (Burma to you and  me), that will take the Catholic Church in a very progressive and liberal direction. The ministry of the 266th pontiff, it appears, will henceforward, be founded in reason and

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Our returning jihadis & what to do?

 

 Such an important issue this, as is evidenced on front pages everywhere and QuestionTime on BBC 1 last Thursday. Opinions ranged from Rory Stewart(*1) saying “Kill them, there is no alternative”. Then the leftist intellectuals saying “understand them, hug them but then imprison them”. Finally the Questiontime audience saying “don’t let them back in, they have lost any rights, they might have had as British citizens”, by going out there to fight for ISIS etc. What I think what Rory

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Mrs May: How to negotiate with Brussels (hint: heed Churchill & Attlee)

 

 Perhaps you may be wondering why the TV, radio and papers are so full of endless discussions about the need for a deal with the EU and why we are “getting nowhere” and “time is running out”? That is, unless like me, you are so heartily sick of it that the news has lost its onetime appeal 😉 Those who report the “news” inhabit the same bubble of unreality as do most of our MPs. They feed off each other

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May’s kind words to the EU – how to make a corporate tax avoidance specialist happy

 

 “We are so sorry to have upset you Mr & Mrs EU, but now we see that your requests for all our money were quite justified.” Mrs May says “The fact that you, the EU, have proved your financial ineptitude on so many occasions means that we should have foreseen your desperate need for our money and we are so sorry to have caused you pain, so here it is. “Please come and take all the cash you need for

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Blimey, I May have to vote for Corbyn ;-o eeeeeeeek!

 

 Theresa May is robotic in her endless “strong & stable” meanderings containing little detail and has no interesting vision for Britain. She has repeatedly shown she cannot handle ordinary people whereas Corbyn has scored well. I can’t remember a general election where I have found it so difficult to summon up the enthusiasm to vote. I have voted in every general election since I was in my mid twenties. Both May & Corbyn look and sound like geography teachers instead of British leaders

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Brexit, the Supreme Court, lawyers and logic

 

 The Supreme Court is today ruling on something that really does not matter very much to ‘we the people’. Lawyers, who form the largest and probably the most vocal part of our so-called democracy have missed a very simple fact, on purpose. That fact is that a referendum is a direct approach to the people, and is the most powerful democratic tool that ‘we the people’ have. The executive, that is our government ministers, devolved the question of EU membership to

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Hinckley approved! Theresa May’s criminal incompetence

 

 This is a truly appalling and criminally incompetent decision by Theresa May. Thirty odd years of indecision and delay in addressing our electricity requirements from both Labour and the Tories have led us to this ridiculous point. Yet again, party politics and our 4/5 year election cycle have been obstacles to logical and rational long term decision making. The technology of the proposed reactor is unproven. The PFI business deal is so stupid that EDF & China must be laughing all the way

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Theresa May & the Chief Constable! Two complete burkhas

 

 Oh I know the title of this piece is a bit Daily Mail! But, while the press & TV concentrate on Theresa May’s announcement promoting grammar schools, a far more important part of the new education bill she proposes gets hardly any air time at all. May wants to increase both the number, and the selective power, of faith schools, by effectively removing the current 50% non-faith element! For god’s sake ( 😉  that is today’s only attempt at humour) will all our politicians, and

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When is a majority not democratic ..?

 

 … when it gives us the wrong answer, or so it seems 😉 I keep reading, in the last few days, a completely illogical viewpoint being expressed in the media. It is this: “…the referendum vote was so close that we need another referendum to sort out the mess we are in.” Owen Smith is the latest bandwagon jumperer-onner to espouse that laughable view. Smith, the lacklustre and doomed alternative to Jezza (the Trot) Corbyn. On Wednesday’s  Radio 4 Today

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Well, we are still waiting …

 

 …for someone to bring philosophical and visionary leadership to post Brexit Britain. Don’t get me wrong, I am a Britain first, and Englishman second but staunch European third.   Remember the European Enlightenment? Few seem to, yet this was the flowering pinnacle of human philosophical rational thought, started by Confucius, Buddha and Socrates ending with Nietzsche telling us that ‘God is dead. God remains dead. And we have killed him. Yet his shadow still looms. How shall we comfort ourselves, the murderers

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Up yours Juncker, now we need to think and wait …

 

 … for our politicians to accept the reality of what the British people have told them. This result is quite a shock for them and most will be in denial for some time. I suspect the best positive way forward is a mixed party coalition executive (government) based around Boris Johnson, Daniel Hannan, Michael Gove and a few of the impressive economists from the campaign group The Economists for Brexit. I know this idea not quite perfect, BUT its a

Read More Up yours Juncker, now we need to think and wait …

Vote Remain for unstoppable globalisation & democracy’s death

 

 Today’s Remain campaign sponsors are a financial gambler and a retail expansionist failure. I speak of George Soros and Terry Leahey leading the “Remain Campaign’s” sound bite bollocks today. George Soros made billions on betting against the pound on Black Wednesday in 1992, when Britain left the ERM. The ERM was almost as daft as the invention of the Euro and yes, you guessed it, was also invented by Brussels faceless bureaucrats. Soros wants to remain because he supports the

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The EEC, the EU and why it’s time to leave

 

 Ever since I started this blog, some 8 years ago, I have written many posts urging us to leave the EU because of what I discovered in my personal quest to understand why and how the EEC became the EU. Prophetic is the description I would use, or so I hope, having just re-read them. I’d love to know what you think! 😉 This is my last chance to persuade you to vote leave on the 23rd June. Do you

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Belief is a matter of opinion … discuss

 

 A few words of light relief and escape from the nauseating, banal utterances from both sides of the public EU debate. This piece was written sometime ago by an American contributor to this blog, and for some reason I have not published it before. It is well worth a read. Thank you perspective. Belief in some kind of “higher power,” or not, has a relationship to one’s preference in governance. The Left has the most straightforward belief in a higher

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Why Obama fears the UK leaving EU, the clue is “queue”

 

 What a huge disappointment Obama is, I’m sure both to himself and to all those non-white Americans who had so much hope invested in his first term. I too had hoped for a radical change in world politics but the globalised corporate world is bigger than politics and indeed now pays for most party politicians. All those hopes have been defeated by the corrupt corporate mess that US and world politics has become. As most of you may have realised

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Cameraman, the EU & the pointless charade

 

 Everyone I meet who is even minimally interested in the EU, knows that Cameraman’s EU negotiations have been pointless from the start. The charade continues to be supported by the BBC and most journalists because “the story” fills up the time available for news broadcasts and keeps everyone busy. There is no reason at all to link the date of the promised referendum to what Cameraman is doing. Yet this is being presented as being a necessary step! Absolute poppycock.

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Two faces of Islam & Cameron’s new plan, sigh…

 

 Peter Brookes says it beautifully in this cartoon printed six weeks before Saudi Arabia executed 45 ‘enemies of state’. It’s becoming clear that our view of Saudi Arabia is in need of review (Ed: Understatement of the decade?). ISIS Meanwhile our boys have carried out 4 bombing raids in Syria with absolutely nothing to show for their efforts. All the hoohah in the recent Parliamentary debate was really about being seen to be friends with our friends. There was no

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It’s the ISsues stupid, not the …

 

 … party politics! Party politics has stifled any adult discussion of the threat we face from IS (Islamic State). No, it’s not ISIL (Islamic State of Iraq & Levant, the Jewish / USA version). Daesh is the Arabic acronym which really they do not like. For a full discussion of the name(s) of this primitive barbaric organisation see here. Everywhere in the media, even in our best political discussion programs, journalists and politicians consume 90% of the time discussing the

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Cameron, China, the dragon in the room …

 

 This article is a timely update to one I wrote about the dangers of China in February 2014 China the elephant in the room. This Tory government has learned nothing from Thatcher’s disastrous reign of myopic, crass decision making or that of New Labour’s 13 incompetent years at the helm. It cannot see beyond Cameraman’s departure two years hence (yes – two) and is making huge errors of mismanagement in three vital areas of Britain’s future. These are: 1) future electricity generation;

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How to defeat Islamic State (IS)

 

 I summarise some recent news and offer a long term solution as human misery is being played out at Europe’s borders. Hundreds of thousands of foreign Muslims are trying to migrate to northern Europe from Syria and Iraq, to name but two countries. A few hundred British Muslims have left for Syria to help set up an Islamic Caliphate in parts of Syria and Iraq. I wonder if those travelling to Syria have wondered why so many of their Muslim

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The UK of GB, a brief history of the future

 

 This piece has been coming for a while now. Recent the new Fox hunting bill, and the Scottish National Party’s successes recently, kicked it back into life. The United Kingdom of Great Britain is the name of this country, which I love, and in which, I live. The name describes poetically, and politically, where the British people live and how we expect to be governed. It took over a fifteen hundred years to unite this island’s disparate warring tribes into

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Corbynaphobia

 

 I am greatly amused by the frantic anti Jeremy Corbyn campaign being waged by the other three Labour party leadership contenders. 😉 They simply do not understand why Corbyn is so popular with many Labour supporters, and many of us. The reason is, that Andy Burnham, Liz Kendall and Yvette Cooper (AKA Mrs Balls) are still speaking and thinking poli-balls. They have not twigged that we the people don’t like it. (Ed: I wonder why Ms Cooper uses her maiden

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The immigrant crisis, an alternative view

 

 Our dumbed down BBC news A BBC reporter was interviewing one persistent, but unsuccessful, immigrant on the recent death of his friend. “How are you feeling?” she asked. They were in a tent, “in the Jungle” the Calais camp site, where he had been living for the last month. “Oh it must be so sad for you to still see his shoe on the floor over there…” said the reporter, interviewing the man who cousin died last week in the

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The poison of radical Islam, Cameron begins to wake up?

 

 Our Dave wants to defeat the poison of radical Islam, jolly good eh? Well, no, he still defends state funded faith schools. His use of the word poison, copies Blair, his hero, who has used the word poison in the same context many times since 2010. Yet, despite agreeing on the word, neither Blair nor Cameraman have the slightest clue about the nature of so-called radical Islam. Cameraman’s Birmingham speech on the 21st July was welcome, but several years too

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EU leaders remain clueless – Greece in denial

 

 At London Conference of 1953, the Greek Minister of Finance signed a treaty agreeing to cancel 50% of Germany’s debt! How times change! While the idiotic posturing of Jean-Claude Juncker (a banker friendly supporter of globalisation and an expert in tax avoidance for multi-nationals) waits for Greece to agree to ridiculous demands to pay back the banks who were daft enough to loan a third world economy buckets of cash in the first place, Greece’s Prime Minister (and most of

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British people will never vote for a weirdo as PM …

 

 … so says the disgraced Jeremy Clarkson in yesterday’s Sun newspaper (or so I am reliably informed by the Today Program 😉 ).  The fact that Clarkson was quite right of course, was missed by the party political elite, all the pollsters, and the journalist clever dicks whose very living depends on producing acres of crap 24/7. The simple reason for them all being wrong is that they could not bear to listen to the still small voice in their

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Right to buy is back, sigh…

 

 Theresa May today underlined why so few of us will be voting for one of the main parties on May 17th. She played the usual game of not answering any question put to her, avoiding any semblance of honesty and straight speaking that we, the people, so desire. The same criticism applies to Millibean and Clegg too, so I am not being partisan! The original Right to Buy policy, brought in by that dreadful 1980s Thatcher government, is to be

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Why I am an atheist …

 

 From Irish RTE TV channel program called The Meaning of Life. Fry was being interviewed for the Irish television show when he launched into an impassioned tirade about God’s existence. Stephen Fry, when he supposedly meets God, he says “How dare you create bone cancer in children! What’s that all about.” Just in case you have not seen this, I think Stephen Fry puts it quite well! Watch it on YouTube here  

Theresa May’s extremism strategy …

 

 In February 2015, Home Secretary Theresa May said ‘ …authorities need to look at the ideology which drives young people to travel abroad and join extremist groups.’ This was in the light of her studied shocked reaction to the fact that three intelligent, apparently well educated, schoolgirls were off to Syria to join Isis as jihadi wives. Ms May said it was important to look not just at terrorism but ‘extremism across the whole spectrum’. Did she define which “authorities”

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Is the Pope a Christian? ;-)

 

 As the old joke goes “Is the Pope a Catholic?” in other words, the answer to the question just asked is Yes, obviously! Catholic he may be, but Christian? No. The new PR man at the Vatican, Pope Francis, has made the most ridiculous statement supporting a violent response to those who poke fun at religion. He would “punch” anyone who mocks the irrational belief in the invisible, whatever variety of religious silliness is being mocked. This is in direct

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Charlie Hebdo

 

 A terrorist attack at the Paris office of Charlie Hebdo, a French satirical magazine, left at least 12 people dead. Paris January 7th was a wake up call to all politicians in the west, and to the vast majority of people who do and say nothing about the slow rise of radical Islam in Europe and Great Britain.  Appeasement to the religious vote is no longer acceptable. Radical Islam is being silently and ignorantly supported by moderate Muslims, and by

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UK’s education mess, clueless party politicians and Islamism

 

 In the UK we have private schools treated as charities for tax purposes for no good reason that most of us can see. Other than, perhaps, the establishment who made those tax rules to save themselves money on their children’s education. After all, they need to separate their offspring from the great unwashed (that’s you and me if you were wondering) and therefore invented charitable status to protect their socially divisive academies. We also have a divisive education system that

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Obama, Oh Cameron, Oh dear, you just don’t get ISIL do you?

 

 Or, if you do then you are wilfully misleading the people you lead and represent. Obama has just said in his speech last Tuesday night, “Now let’s make two things clear: ISIL is not Islamic.” (Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant) On the face of it, that shows his profound ignorance of the Qur’an and Hadith (supplementary Muslim instructions written after their manual was last updated in 1910). However, he is probably doing what all western politicians are doing,

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from the Defender of all Faiths

 

 Charles, when prince of Wales said “Look chaps, when I ascend, the throne that is, I will sort this all out.” (I paraphrase) I’m sure it’s just a misunderstanding that can be solved by an inter faith dialogue meeting with those those nice people from the Orthodontic Society offering us all herbal teas. (Ed: Sire, do you perhaps mean the Homoeopathic Society? ). That nice Mr Blair has offered to help too, so at least I will be kept up

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Fracking, guess who pays? Un-fracking-believable!

 

 Today the government is accepting applications for licenses to explore potential fracking sites. The contracts that will be eventually signed will not contain clauses to clean up contaminated water supplies or clauses insisting upon insurance to be taken out to pay in the event of a natural disaster. Instead, here is what the government says to fracking companies “when things go wrong”:- “How operators manage incidents if something goes wrong:- Operators must prepare a safety document with an assessment of

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Birmingham schools Trojan Horse affair & religious extremism

 

 There is currently a daft & pointless row between Michael Gove (Education Secretary) and Theresa May (Home Secretary). The argument is about who’s ideas are best to fight ‘religious extremism’ in schools. They have not, and cannot, define extremism, yet the ill-defined argument nevertheless rages in the ‘poli-news’1 Both want to gain credit for ‘fighting extremism’ in the wake of the UKIP earthquake, which has woken up the Tories. This is a further example of how our party political leaders

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EU 2014 electfallout; a ray of hope for the EEC?

 

 What we the people have said is what none of those in power want to hear. Our “None of the above” protest vote is still not being heard by any of the political parties. We, the people, have said it, not just in Britain, but, all over Europe. The knee jerk response to the EU, is UKIP’s “out is best”. I have a fair degree of sympathy with that view, but let’s examine the alternatives. Notice, I do not mention

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Cameraman learns how to use “Look” and does god too!

 

 Following on from Tony Blair’s lessons in how to be a successful polishitun, our Dave, the heir to Blair, has learned from his master how to use the “Look” word to convey sincerity, where, of course, there is none. The use of “Look” sounds chatty, warm and fluffy but masks the real motivation of those who want power. He wants to appear to be your mate and, in this latest instance, wants to be a “mate” to all “people of

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Maria Miller, the ‘story’ is over, time to move on?

 

 MPs expenses scandal – Maria Miller Once again, we have been handled by the polishituns, and, to a lesser extent, by the meedja. The sad truth is, that the justice that should have flowed from the truth of the situation, is absent and everybody seems quite content to move on; the story is over. The BBC has let us down, their coverage of this fiasco was fawning and oh so gentle. Democracy was sidestepped by our totally up themselves political

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Nobody agrees with Nick – or Vince

 

 Nobody has ‘agreed with Nick‘ for three years. Now, even Vince ‘the’ Cable has joined that club of pollishituns who have shafted the public and refuse to take responsibility by resigning. Vince Cable, the man who foresaw the financial disaster of 2008, is no more, and should resign after his disastrous mishandling the Royal Mail privatisation. He still speaks, but his words are mealy-mouthed establishment twaddle. In every privatisation of public assets, since Thatcher’s dark days in the 1980s, the

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Remember Chilcot ..? The dodgy dossier et al ..?

 

 The enquiry under Sir John Chilcot set up in 2009 has yet to report. The total expenditure since 2009 is £7,479,400, and of course worth every penny! That from the Chilcot Inquiry’s own web page. If you remember, this enquiry was the 4th attempt to establish the “truth” behind the UK government’s reasons for the Iraq invasion. The other 3 enquiries were so discredited, by the press and others, that “they” thought, they had better have another go. Sir John said, in

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The EU, silly Millband and daft Dave’s desperate days

 

 Ed Miliband as leader of the Labour Party? Ed Miliband has never found his way into our hearts since becoming leader of the New / Old / Labour party. The labour party faithful just cannot accept that he is simply not leadership material. He sounds odd and looks weird. If that seems unkind, well tough, it’s simply true! Not PC but true. Millibean’s  latest desperate pronouncement on not supporting a referendum just shows how incapable of rational thought he is.

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China – the elephant in the room & two royal bores

 

 China’s economic miracle is to be feared Everywhere I look in today’s news, I see that few see China, as one of the biggest problems in our globalised world. Most commentators see China’s “economic miracle” as something to be admired! In my view, China’s miracle is an example to be feared and then understood. Then dispatched to the history books as a colossal error by the human race. I see, as does dear Robert Peston, who has done his best

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Palestine / Israel & the Single State Solution (SSS)

 

 Ariel Sharon’s recent death marked the end of what was the last slim best chance for a solution to the Israeli / Palestinian turmoil. Sharon was hardly a great beacon of hope for the region, but his last few actions were moving in a positive direction. Age might have been slowly bringing wisdom to this former soldier and enthusiastic, Arab bashing Zionist hero of the 1967 Arab Israeli war. Sharon, in 2006, just before his terminal stroke. As Prime Minister he

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Airport options fiasco

 

 Air traffic requirements for Britain  are today’s PoliNews*1 subject and, for once, Boris is right. Dave, as usual is wrong and incapable of vision. This blog, and my book ‘The Normal Curve‘, are largely about how and why the party political system is incapable of rational thought. We need, instead, a system  of infrastructure and resource planning that can think 30-50 years into the future. Time after time cockups of such gravity have been made and none of the perpetrators

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Jacob Rees Mogg make a sound ‘leave’ argument 3 years before the EU referendum

 

 This was part of an Oxford Union debate 24th October 2013, where he discusses, among many other issues, the Common Fisheries policy, the complete lack of democracy in the EU and how the EU encourages extremism on the right and left. Nothing more for me to say.  Please watch:

2013 Party conference poppycock – Summary

 

 I was going to pontificate on each conference but slowly lost the will to live as the weeks went on – and on. The same old policy messages from the flawed decision making format enforced by the party being the most important consideration. No conference mentioned the public finance debt or deficit – both of which have actually increased since 2010. The Tories want to give  £200 a year to married couples (yawn) and they want to artificially inflate the

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Vince is right (again) & Nick is wrong (as usual)(updated)

 

 Party conference poppycock 2013 Part 1 – the Lib Dems. Vince Cable Business Minister, remember him? He ‘s the chap who foresaw the banking crash, the credit crunch and says that George Osborne is wrong about signs of economic recovery. He is still seen by everyone as someone who has principles and vision. Nick Clegg, Deputy Prime Minister,  remember him? He’s the chap who lied about his principles to students and forever lost any trust the public might have had.

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Good news from France & Poland, but not Britain

 

 Here are two items of ground breaking news that you will not find mentioned at all on the BBC. French Education Minister Vincent Peillon unveils secularism charter for schools The first is so important to the philosophical development of mankind that it should be shouted from all roof tops. It is this:- The French Education Minister Vincent Peillon has unveiled the controversial secularism charter which is to be displayed in a prominent position in every school to remind pupils and

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The people say No to any more intervention in the Middle East!

 

 Can it really be that politicians are listening to the people? It may just be so here in the UK perhaps even so in the USA?. Pity about France … I hope Congress and President Barak Obama have the balls to say “No” to any more intervention in the Middle East. Let us instead promote the values and reason of the European Enlightenment upon which the USA was founded and wait 500 years while the Middle East catches up (yes

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Blair to invade Syria

 

 It must be true – I read it in the Daily Mail … 😉 This week Tony Blair has been trying out new destroyer class super-yachts (including the Pelorus, owned by U.S. music mogul David Geffen, pictured), but still has been unable to refine his latest choice about which has the best drinks fridge and best mounting platform for cruise missiles. One of his spokespersons said that “Tony was feeling a bit left out after being ejected from New Labour

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Egypt reject Morsi: why has it all gone wrong?

 

 Supreme Court of Wisconsin (1890) “There is no such source and cause of strife, quarrel, fights, malignant opposition, persecution, and war, and all evil in the state, as religion. Let it once enter into our civil affairs, our government soon would be destroyed. Let it once enter our common schools, they would be destroyed. Those who made our Constitution saw this, and used the most apt and comprehensive language in it to prevent such a catastrophe.” (Supreme Court of Wisconsin,

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Sisters of Our Lady of Charity, the …

 

 … Congregation of the Sisters of Mercy, the Religious Sisters of Charity and the Sisters of the Good Shepherd say they will contribute nothing to Magdalene Laundry survivors’ compensation. Vatican and the Magdalene Laundry survivors The four orders of nuns that ran the notorious Magdalene Laundries in Ireland have said they have no intention of contributing anything towards the compensation fund set up by the Irish Government. The Mercy Sisters, the Sisters of Our Lady of Charity, the Sisters of

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‘You people will never be safe’ …

 

 Muslim nutter calmly murders soldier Those chilling words spoken to camera by the calm murderer of a British soldier in Woolwich, London needs very careful interpretation. Islamic extremism engenders nationalist extremism – neither is the way to go, but how on earth can we stop it? There is no quick or easy solution but surely the education of Britain’s children is a solid place to start? Those with a voice, i.e. the government, the Muslim Council of ‘g’reat Britain and

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