Category Archives: Politics

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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Brexit on Life Support? or the EU on Life Support?

The House of Commons vote on Thursday, which gave a yay to extend the Article 50 Brexit deadline, was ‘indicative’. It’s not legally binding and prime minister Theresa May can ignore the result of the vote if she wants to. … Continue reading

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It’s Got to Be a No Deal Brexit on 29th March

After yet another humiliating defeat for prime minister Theresa May this evening, May should be toast by tomorrow morning. This still leaves two remaining crucial votes, tomorrow, Wednesday, for a ‘hard’/no deal Brexit on 29th March, or else the vote … Continue reading

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More on the Anti-Semitism Witch Hunt

Before I get onto the anti-semitism stuff, here’s the bookie’s favourites for the votes in Parliament this week: Theresa May’s withdrawal deal will be voted against tomorrow: 1/8 Hard Brexit will be voted against on Wednesday: 1/8 Extension of article … Continue reading

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Is It a Bird? Is It a Plane? No, It’s Super Jezza!

How many politicians, past or present, could you name who would have been able to survive what Jeremy Corbyn has been through this last three years or so? There are 172 Labour MPs and only about 20 are true supporters … Continue reading

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1980 and Laissez Faire Capitalism

I’ve been a bit quiet on this blog of late. This is partly because I’m still writing my memoir An Anxious Life, which covers the first 18 years of my life. I’ve now got to the end of 1980, which … Continue reading

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A French Lawyer Speaks Out

Despite all the Brexit shenanigans going on in the UK Parliament I’m going to return to France again, because the French are way ahead of the Brits at the moment when it comes to realising what western society has become. … Continue reading

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The Seven Dwarfs

Not unexpected, and delayed for a number of weeks now, seven Labour MPs have resigned and set-up their own independent group. The seven MPs are Luciana Berger, Chris Leslie, Angela Smith, Gavin Shuker, Ann Coffey, Mike Gapes and Chuka Umunna. … Continue reading

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