Author Archives: Rob Godfrey

A Very British Coup

In recent posts I’ve talked about how the media have become a complete joke (here), in fact the media are corporate controlled, and corporations put money/profit above everything else, which means that the agenda with respect to politics is firmly … Continue reading

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Flora and Fauna and Fission

In my previous post I was banging on about a tv programme that was broadcast in Australia at the weekend. It was called Spies, Lords and Predators and was an expose of the Westminster child sex abuse scandal. The programme … Continue reading

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A Royal Smokescreen

Yesterday the Sun published 80-year-old home movie footage from the grounds of Balmoral Castle, in which a laughing Elizabeth, her mother, Prince Edward (later Edward VIII) and Princess Margaret, were shown making Nazi salutes. The media have been full of … Continue reading

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An Honours Degree and a Maiden Speech

Mhairi Black is the new MP for Paisley and Renfrewshire South. Under the banner of the Scottish National Party (SNP), she won the seat from Douglas Alexander, shadow Foreign Secretary, with a comfortable majority. At 20 years old, Mhairi is … Continue reading

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A Statistical Reminder of a World That Doesn’t Care

When I left school in 1980, at the age of 16, there were two million people out of work in the UK. Margaret Thatcher had come to power the previous year and the UK economy was in turmoil. In 1980, … Continue reading

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The Nasty Party

Yesterday an upper class twit, who was born with a silver spoon in his mouth and doesn’t have any real qualifications in economics, stood-up in the UK Parliament and announced the first Tory budget for almost 20 years. The twit … Continue reading

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Trouble In Paradise

The USA has a quite shameful history of meddling in the affairs of countries in Latin America. Primarily this has involved overthrowing democratically elected governments. For instance, the USA was behind the 1954 Guatemalan coup d’état, the 1964 Brazilian coup … Continue reading

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Beware of Bankers Bearing Gifts

As the Greek debt crisis continues apace (here) we are reminded that the western world hinges entirely around debt; or to be more precise, interest on debt, and interest on interest on debt, and interest on interest on interest on … Continue reading

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The Arab Spring and ISIS

On 17th December 2010 a young Tunisian street vendor called Mohamed Bouazizi had his wares confiscated by a corrupt municipal official. It was the latest in a long line of run-ins that Bouazizi had with the authorities. One hour after … Continue reading

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M’lud is Demented

On Sunday, Alison Saunders, the director of public prosecutions, announced that Lord Greville Janner will be prosecuted for historical child sex abuse offences (here). Saunders was forced to reverse her earlier decision not to prosecute Janner following an independent review, … Continue reading

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