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Fighting on the ice

In 2014 when I was campaigning for Scotland to remain a part of the UK it never occurred to me that the result of the referendum might be ignored or obstructed. If the Yes side had won, I fully expected that in a short time Scotland would become a fully …

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The Establishment & The EU Directive on Biscuit Taking

I do hope this doesn’t come across as a rant. Because it isn’t supposed to be. It’s just an honest statement: I find the EU’s actions to be taking the biscuit now. They’re going too far with their shenanigans, punishment beatings and strategies. They are behaving like a Commandant in …

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Policing and Numbers

900 Numbers can be important. Remember that number.  900 One has to be aware that stories on Twitter gain a life and currency all of their own.  The same can be said, at least in part, by reports on MSM such as the BBC, SkyNews and ITV News and of course, when …

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Middle Class Saviours Against Brexit: The Arrogant #FBPE Movement

Middle class #FBPE-ers of Britain unite! Talk to your Brexity, working class butchers, builders, plumbers, electricians and gardeners and educate them out of their superstitious dislike of the European Union There are few things more irritating than being called ignorant and closed-minded by a group of people who are themselves …

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Realms of Gold

I imagine sometime back in the late 1690s there were broadsheets handed out in Glasgow and other parts of Scotland promising “realms of gold”. Perhaps our ancestors studied all 354 pages of the scheme. Maybe they studied in detail the cunning plan to turn Scotland into a great economic power. The …

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An open letter to the Tory Remainers

Dear Ms. Soubry, Ms. Morgan, Ms. Rudd, Ms. Greening, Ms. Allen, Mr. Grieve,  and Mr. Clarke, As one of the consumers to which this article refers and a pensioner to boot, I would very much like to take advantage of a lower cost of living denied to us by the …

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Of the Freedom of Speech

Freedom of Speech is apparently something which is now under threat. Spiked magazine recently made the bold claim that some three hundred years of press freedom was threatened by the British Parliamentary vote on the implementation of the second stage of the Leverson inquiry earlier this month. At roughly the same time, and with …

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The foolishness of Keynesian stimulus

The economics of Keynesian stimulus: Spend more money on public services than tax intake People earn more money and spend more money More money earnt and spent means more tax intake Result: win-win… right? Theory vs practice Assuming everyone is taxed at 40%, let’s see how this plays out… Under balanced …

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Who Is Truly Marginalised? – Part 2

Champions of intersectional identity politics in academia, culture and government have accrued near-hegemonic societal power for themselves by exploiting both the real and imagined oppression of certain groups on whose behalf they boldly presume to speak Last month, I wrote a short reflection on who is and is not effectively marginalized …

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A man has to be what he is

I dislike the idea of even having such a thing as a “Women’s Officer.” In the same way I dislike women only short lists for Parliamentary candidates or special literary prizes for women. I want to be judged on merit and I just don’t think that women require special treatment. …

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How Old is Humanity?

Discussions of the antiquity of Homo Sapiens provide an interesting insight into our post-modern, post-Marxist times. The story that is told in most programs on the broadcast media is that Homo Sapiens evolved in Africa about 60,000 years ago and spread out across the world. We now know that Homo …

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The Christian Duty to Defend Democracy

Despite the attempts of every man-made ideology to persecute and annihilate it, Christianity has survived. From Nero and Diocletian to Hitler, Stalin and Mao; from Roman dictatorship to Nazi and Communist atheism; it has survived. Paradoxically, as Tertullian observed, persecution has proved to be the seed of the Church. Christianity, …

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Review: The People vs Democracy

“The People vs Democracy” goes further than many other books which claim to “explain” Brexit and the election of Donald Trump, showing that it takes both sides – outraged establishment centrists as well as populist insurgents – to successfully undermine liberal democracy. Political renewal depends on the former group finally …

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The Handmaid’s Tale of the EU Dystopian Future

For those of you watching the second series of The Handmaid’s Tale it is probably a very harrowing watch on a Sunday evening. You see an elite abusing power at the expense of the people through centralised and very cruel control of the place called Gilead. There are aspects of …

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It’s only the SNP that holds Scotland back.

I have long held the view that Better Together ran a terrible negative campaign that nearly cost us the referendum in 2014. For this reason my response to the SNP’s latest attempt to encourage more Scots to support independence is not going to be to explain why Scottish independence is …

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The truth about old people being “rich”

Since the EU referendum Remain voters have been in a state of shock, wondering how Brexit could be happening.  One of the targets for the media groups who back Remain has been retired people. The implied narrative is that stupid old people voted for Brexit because they were doing very …

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