Category Archives: Politics

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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Brexit Brouhaha

Politics in the western world has gone completely mad. The politicians are like five-year-olds on LSD, thus it makes it incredibly difficult to predict anything; but I’m going to go out on a limb here with my take on Brexit. … Continue reading

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France and Venezuela

Another quick post: Tommorrow’s Acte XII looks like being a crucial one. The gilets jaunes are going to be paying tribute to all the demonstrators killed and injured so far in this uprising. Apparently there’ll be a large number of … Continue reading

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A Quick Update from France

Acte XI last weekend was one of the biggest yet, and it included the first ever gilets jaunes night protest in Paris. The police response to these (almost entirely peaceful) protests gets ever more violent. In the meantime, in Paris … Continue reading

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Venezuela – Lines in the Sand

The attempted overthrow of President Maduro in Venezuela is one of the most blatant acts yet by the American empire to push its agenda of wholesale death and slaughter in the name of $$$. Most people reading these words will … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Cities

We’ve had the unedifying spectacle this week of all the Brexit stuff going on in the UK Parliament, headed by the most incompetent and corrupt government ever seen in modern times, a corpse of a government kept in power by … Continue reading

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The Complete Joke That Is British Democracy

In 2017 Theresa May called a general election, despite May saying that the government would see out its five year term. Theresa May’s government lost its majority in that election and has since been propped up by the 10 MPs … Continue reading

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Breaking Eggs – French Style

I was in the Post Office this afternoon, sending off a parcel. As I stood at the counter filling in address labels my nose was streaming and I didn’t even realise it. The girl behind the counter produced some tissues … Continue reading

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Happy New Year!

A Happy New Year to one and all. It goes without saying that 2019 looks set to be an interesting one, and I mean that in both a good way and a bad way. One example of a good way … Continue reading

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