Category Archives: News and politics

America’s Kristallnacht

I have to say, I am rather impressed by this video of Arnold Schwarzenegger, California’s Governor, addressing recent events in the USA. I didn’t think he had it in him, but I am happy to stand corrected. Perhaps the events … Continue reading

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Sedition

With the recent events in Washington, I needed to laugh to stop crying. Thank you Randy Rainbow.

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Taking Back Control?

So the Brexit deal has now been approved by both the UK Parliament and Brussels. True to form, Boris Johnson is claiming it as a great deal: “Having your cake and eating it“. This is, of course, a shameless lie … Continue reading

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“All We Ever Wanted Was Our Freedom…”

So it comes down to this, Boris Johnson. After years of concocting lies over the EU as a journalist in Brussels, and then as a third-rate politician exemplifying the Peter Principle, you have to recognise that you have failed utterly. … Continue reading

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Held To Account? No More, It Seems.

Nick Cohen writes of his despair that UK politicians are no longer held to account for their actions. I wonder whether the UK (or the US) will ever be able to claw itself back out of the cesspit into which … Continue reading

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Good Riddance, Dominic Cummings

The key sentences from the Guardian’s analysis: It is a mark of the tragicomic nature of Mr Johnson’s government that a week of infighting within No 10 dominates the news at a time of national emergency when hundreds are dying … Continue reading

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A Small Sigh of Relief

So Trump has been defeated. A good day for democracy. However, I fear that, with 70 million people having voted for him, the US remains deeply divided, and the next four years are not going to be easy. At least … Continue reading

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Vote!

Dear US citizens, for all our sakes make the change happen on November 3rd.

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If Donald Got Fired…

A little balm for the soul at this moment of crisis… And to my American readers… Vote! All our futures depend on it!

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The Masque of the Red Death

It all seems so inevitable that Donald Trump would succumb because of hubris, and his blatant disregard of the facts. And it remains difficult not to feel schadenfreude and not to laugh at the Covid Joker himself. As Marina Hyde … Continue reading

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There Are No Adults In The Room

The room in this case being in Number 10, Downing Street. With the threat to break International Law, the UK Government seems intent on making the UK an international pariah. Chris Grey, over at his Brexit Blog has some choice … Continue reading

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Adding Insult To Injury

The news that Tony Abbott has been appointed as a UK Trade Advisor would seem to confirm my suspicion that the UK government is resolutely determined to achieve a no-deal situation with the EU by the end of the year. … Continue reading

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What I’m Thinking About

It amazes me that the US has people like this, yet they still manage to pick Trump for President…

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"He has acted responsibly, legally and with integrity."

Boris Johnson’s defence of his political adviser Dominic Cummings is, in a word, unfuckingbelievable. As John Crace so rightly observes, it is now clear who is running the UK – and it isn’t Boris Johnson. One law for the little … Continue reading

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Messages of Farewell

It’s the day after Brexit, and I’m still feeling depressed, and angry, about the whole sorry situation. I’ve been reading messages of farewell published in today’s Guardian from my fellow Europeans, and they have put into words the emotions I … Continue reading

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Brexit Is Not A Cause For Celebration

For me, today is a day of sadness. Britain has turned its back on Europe and is determined to retreat to being an insular nation once more. As an act of self-harm, this takes some beating. And whilst Johnson and … Continue reading

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“Let The Healing Begin”

So Boris Johnson says: “Let the Healing Begin…” in his statement outside No. 10. Reminds me of Thatcher’s statement on the steps of No. 10 in 1979: “Where there is discord, may we bring harmony. Where there is error, may … Continue reading

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The Ghost Of Christmas Yet To Come

The full text of Sir Ivan Rogers’ lecture given at the University of Glasgow recently is here. He is both a careful analyst of events and a bellwether foretelling a future that is very likely to play out in the … Continue reading

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More Accomplished Racists Are Available…

With just nine days to go, First Dog on the Moon has published a handy voting guide to the UK general election. It’s definitely worth reading. Though I fear that his advice will be disregarded, and the current gang of … Continue reading

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A Declining Organism- Speaking the Truth

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