Category Archives: Politics

The Result

So, things did not go As Planned. For anybody, judging by the resignations and frantic back-pedalling. And you know what? Some people are quite upset about that – with good reason. Ian Hislop gets applauded Many people have given their … Continue reading

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The EU Referendum

I am seeing a lot of very stupid people out there, almost all of them on the Leave side. No matter how reasoned the argument, no matter how reputable the sources, most people on the Leave side simply do not … Continue reading

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The People-leaving-their-country-of-origin Crisis

Otherwise known as the “refugee crisis”. Definitely not the “migrant crisis”, because the only crisis involving migrants is one waiting to happen. You want to stop all immigration and deport all migrants already here? Fine – just be prepared to … Continue reading

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Trident

This weekend is seeing large protests against the potential renewal of the Trident nuclear weapon missile system. It’s probably not going to be on the news because the vast majority of news media is controlled by right-wing authoritarian xenophobes looking … Continue reading

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Petition

This is a petition to stop the banks getting another bailout. Please sign and share. https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/121176

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Irrelevance

At the time of the general election earlier this year, the membership level of the Labour party (which, despite protestations of the leadership and the media, has been at least centre-Right since 1995) was around 200,000. Four months later, and … Continue reading

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Tribalism, or: Divided We Fall

Britain is effectively a one-party state. That’s a bold opening statement, isn’t it? However, it is accurate, and I’m going to tell you why. We use a voting system known as First Past The Post. Under that system, the one … Continue reading

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