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She’s only gone and offered them a second referendum

That’s what a colleague and fellow Conservative activist said as he phoned me yesterday afternoon while I was out walking with my family. Initially I was amazed, but as I sipped my coffee yesterday afternoon, I realised that this is exactly what I’ve come to expect from Theresa May. She …

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The EU Elections: likely outcomes and consequences

Although the meteoric rise of the Brexit Party is making the news the most interesting feature of the European Elections is that the polls suggest that for the first time the right and far right may gain control of the EU Parliament. In France the National Rally (aka National Front) …

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There are lies and there are lies

When parties list their core values to get votes and then do the exact opposite democracy can no longer function. There is no point in attending an election or referendum if your vote not only has no effect but is cynically exploited so that those who are elected have the …

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Goodbye Theresa May

The United Kingdom has had two female Prime Ministers. One of the best in our history and one of the worst in our history. Margaret Thatcher believed in democracy, individual freedom, enterprise, a small state, citizen’s rights, low tax and in pride in our nation. Theresa May believes in none …

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Rolling back postmodernism

Postmodernism and the “PC” movement have dominated the media for the past 35 years.  This is a long run for a philosophical craze. The memes most associated with the postmodern world are that women, blacks and people with a different sexual orientation are the oppressed and that the oppression is …

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Caster Semenya, Cambridge Slavery and the BBC

Three sports judges at the Court of Arbitration for Sport in Switzerland have just pronounced that the South African athlete, Caster Semenya will need to take testosterone suppressants if she is to compete in women’s sport.  The judges noted that women’s sport was discriminatory but this was “necessary, reasonable and proportionate” for …

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Eyes on the Prize

The second edition of Brent H. Cameron’s book, “The Case for Commonwealth Free Trade: Options for a new globalization is available now on Amazon worldwide. In 1992, I volunteered on the local campaign to seek ratification of the ‘Charlottetown Accord’ – a set of changes to the Canadian Constitution that were backed …

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Global Economy on the Rocks?

This article was written 30th April 2019, let it not be said that no-one could have foreseen the coming difficulties. The most worrying indicator is global trade volume: This has had the expected effect on global industrial production: Notice that the downturn is affecting all economic regions this time around.  …

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Holding to account those who use rape as a weapon on war

The below speech was made by the author in the House of Lords on 1 April 2019 in the House of Lords My Lords, the noble Lady, Baroness Hodgson, has consistently and tenaciously championed the cause of those who have been subjected to unspeakable violence. In her moving and powerful …

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Scruton and the new Corporate Extremism

The debate about the views of Sir Roger Scruton has been framed in terms of “Left” versus “Right”.  Stand a little way back from the immediate debate and it is obvious that something else is going on.  What is happening is yet another media frenzy which has as its objective …

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War in the Yemen and the sale of arms to Saudi Arabia

The below speech was made by the author in the House of Lords on 1 April 2019 in the House of Lords My Lords, in the aftermath of António Guterres’s assertion that Yemen is, “the world’s worst humanitarian crisis”, the International Affairs Committee has provided the House with a succinct, …

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On Religious Freedom

The Danube Institute Conference on Religious Freedom, April 9th 2019, The Reform Club, London – as delivered. In 1896, at the age of 87, William Ewart Gladstone made his last public speech. At Liverpool’s Hengler’s Circus, before an audience of 6000, he described what he called the “monstrous crime” of the massacre …

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A Summary of Opinion Polls on #Brexit

The EU Nationalists in Parliament are attempting to ensure that the UK stays tied to the EU.  What do the opinion polls say? This is what You Gov (click here to see all) has found: However the “No Deal will be an apocalypse” propaganda has been more successful than the previous version …

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Aid and Corruption

The below speech was made by the author in the House of Lords on 1 April 2019 in the House of Lords My Lords, the World Bank identifies corruption as a major obstacle to ending extreme poverty by 2030 and its detrimental effect on the poorest 40% of people in …

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The Mock Morality

Our media, especially advertising media, is full of what is right and what is good.  Being right and good are the moral high ground from which product sales are made. But what is right and good? Why not just steal a loaf of bread if you are hungry?  This question …

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The reasons for my opposition to the EU

My opposition to the EU is essentially down to the fact that it works badly. Everything that the UK government does not do well at, the EU does even worse. Let me list some prominent examples… Single currency (Eurozone):Normally, an ailing economy’s currency depreciates, which encourages inward investment and domestic …

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The Fight for Independence Must Start Again

When Parliament banned No Deal by one vote in March they overturned the Referendum.  All the EU need do is sit on their hands and one day the UK will return to membership of the EU. The sudden EU elections in May will probably be a defeat for those who …

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Griftocracy

The second edition of Brent H. Cameron’s book, “The Case for Commonwealth Free Trade: Options for a new globalization is available now on Amazon worldwide. If you look up the definition of the word ‘grifter’, you will get slightly dissimilar reads. The Oxford Dictionary defines it as “A person who engages in …

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