Author Archives: Rob Godfrey

Cold Wars and Cold Shoulders

Last weekend marked the 30th consecutive week of gilets jaunes protests (Acte 30). At my local roundabout on the autoroute there were about 20 gilets jaunes on the roadside, as there has been ever since these protests started last November. … Continue reading

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The Freedom and Democracy Car Crash

Yesterday President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Theresa May gave a 30 minute long press conference that was both astonishing and embarrassing in large measure. Well, perhaps not so astonishing for those who take a close interest in what really … Continue reading

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Chemical Gina and Julia Assange

There’s been rumours flying around for a number of weeks now that the security services (those jolly chaps in MI5 and the CIA, et al) have been administering psychotropic drugs to Julian Assange in Belmarsh Prison, in London. Today there’s … Continue reading

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Au Revoir Treason May

Almost three years ago, shortly after a referendum that asked for Brexit, the then Prime Minister David Cameron stood at a podium outside No.10 Downing Street and announced that he was resigning. After giving a short speech, Cameron turned and … Continue reading

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A French Lawyer Speaks Out (Again)

In a previous post I featured a video put out by a French lawyer called Georgia Pouliquen. The video was English language and featured some of the violence being meted out during the gilets jaunes (yellow vests) protests. Georgia Pouliquen … Continue reading

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Gatekeepers and Propagandists

Any well-connected blogger who does not mention what’s going on in France at the moment is either a gatekeeper and/or a propagandist… It’s really that simple. Likewise, all bloggers who ban links back to me are also gatekeepers/propagandists. The … Continue reading

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More About the Gilets Jaunes

Perchance, shortly before I made my previous post about the gilets jaunes, Russia Today (RT) put out a documentary about them. You can compare this with another documentary from Deutsche Welle (DW), Germany’s international broadcaster, called France’s yellow rebellion – … Continue reading

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Gilets Jaunes Acte 26

This weekend marks the 26th consecutive week of gilets jaunes (yellow vest) protests. All across France a huge number of people took to the streets, this despite rainy weather in much of the country. The demonstration in Paris was smaller … Continue reading

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The National Security State – Gore Vidal

When Julian Assange was carried out of the Ecuadorian embassy in London last month, looking haggard and hirsute, he was brandishing a book (don’t you just love the smirking police officer in the foreground)… The book Assange was clutching was … Continue reading

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It Just Gets Madder and Madder

On Friday at Westminster Abbey there was a thanksgiving service for British nuclear weapons. Prince William attended. This bizaare and somewhat controversial thanksgiving service has been barely reported in the mainstream media; and talking of news, this collage has been … Continue reading

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Jolly Subjects – Chernobyl and Fukushima

I haven’t mentioned much about Fukushima this last year or so. This is probably because one finds one’s self banging their head against a brick wall. The appalling state of the mainstream media (which is now almost entirely controlled by … Continue reading

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Piers Corbyn on Climate Change and Extinction Rebellion

I’ve had all kinds of stuff going on just recently, not least technical problems with my web hosting company. Hopefully the technical side of things will now be back to normal. I’m afraid that the term ‘normal’ can no longer … Continue reading

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Julian Assange – the Age Old Battle

There’s been a mountain of commentary about Julian Assange’s arrest, and I’m not going to add to it. I’ll just say that it’s a part of the age old battle between good and evil, something I’ve had some experience of … Continue reading

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Brexit Bollox

This piece in the Guardian today is archetypal of the utter insanity that the western world has become… May’s appeal falls flat as EU seizes control of Brexit date (as an aside, the way the MSM reverentially treat President Macron … Continue reading

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If music be the food of love, play on

There’s lots of shite going on at the moment, both on a personal level and a political level. So, I feel a need for some music… the majority of posts on this blog are about politics but there’s also an … Continue reading

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