Thursday 22 November 2018
Comments Off on What does it mean again?
It has been a little while since I last opined about politics but, with the current state of the Brexit negotiations, it feels like time to stick my head above the parapet again. After extended negotiations, a deal has finally … Continue reading
Thursday 12 July 2018
Comments Off on Immigration is taking over?
Listening to a report about Donald Trump’s present visit to the UK on Radio 4’s The World Tonight programme, and to some sound-bites from Trump himself, I was struck by the phrase: “immigration is taking over”. Says the man who … Continue reading
Monday 9 July 2018
Comments Off on Melting Down Conservatively
I was busy on Friday and missed the reports about Theresa May’s Chequers accord on Brexit; by the time it came to catching up this morning, senior cabinet ministers have started dropping like flies (insert frustrated rant about the Tory … Continue reading
Sunday 29 April 2018
Comments Off on Bomb with mercy?
Looking back through my collection of blogging ideas, I noted an article from The Guardian that was published almost a year ago. It was about an advert from a Kuwaiti telecoms company that advocated “bombing violence with mercy”. I’m a … Continue reading
Thursday 12 April 2018
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Fifty years ago this month, Conservative MP Enoch Powell delivered an infamous speech that has become known by the title ‘Rivers of Blood‘. It did not, in fact, include that phrase but he did spend the best part of half … Continue reading
Wednesday 31 January 2018
Comments Off on Nervous Aunts
More video, but this time on a political theme. I was intrigued to see how Lord Lisvane would talk about nervous aunts and tie it into the theme of Brexit: I think he actually makes a very good point. Would … Continue reading
Monday 1 January 2018
Comments Off on Happy Pills
At the end of last week, the Daily Mail made a big splash of news about the substantial increase of antidepressant prescriptions in the UK over the past 15 years. In round terms, about 10% of the population take medication … Continue reading