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If MPs overturn the referendum on 13th March…

The EU Referendum was a straight fight between being prepared to accept the risks of “Project Fear” so that the UK could be independent and not being prepared to accept the risks of “Project Fear” . The Leave vote in the Referendum was a vote to accept the risk of …

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When representatives go rogue

It used to be a joke.  If a country had a referendum that went against the will of the EU they were asked to do it again to get the “right” answer the second time. Those who want to Leave the EU have always looked on this overbearing attitude to …

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Brexit tariff reduction

News has broken that in the event of “No Deal”, up to 90 % of tariffs will be removed. Confirmation seems to have come from a refusal to deny from Greg Clark, Business Secretary. Naturally, views have been expressed, from all political vantage points. The opposition can be expected to …

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State capitalism vs socialism vs communism

On an online exchange, a lefty illustrated the distinctions between those three concepts as such:State capitalism – private ownership with significant govt intervention.Socialism – democratic ownership of production.Communism – stateless, moneyless, classless society. Boiling it down to fundamentals, here are the distinctions according to their definitions:State capitalism – state? yes; private ownership? yesSocialism – state? …

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Condemnation by medical experts

Charlie Gard and Alfie Evans were condemned by the both the medical experts and the UK courts. So their lives were taken away, by force of the court order. In Australia, Noah Wall was similarly condemned by medical experts for not having a brain. But his parents went with their heart. …

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A Cringeworthy ‘Hinge’

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. A few years ago, historian and former war correspondent Erik Durschmeid wrote a book called “The Hinge Factor: How Chance and Stupidity Have Changed History”. I bought …

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To the Left, everything disagreeable is far right

When are self-identifying lefties going to acknowledge the evils of far-left ideology? They will not. To the modern Left, every form of extremism is far right… Authoritarianism (more rules)? Far right.Anarchism (no rules)? Also far right. Plutocracy (rule by the few)? Far right.Populism (appealing to the masses)? Also far right. …

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Banning No Deal is banning Brexit

If No Deal were banned then the EU could simply sit on its hands and wait for the UK to request to Remain in the EU. Banning No Deal is banning Brexit. Oliver Letwin and Yvette Cooper are attempting to introduce a Bill that would force the Government to extend …

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Brexit – what happens next

At present there are only three options available for Brexit.  These are the approval of a changed Withdrawal Agreement, a No-Deal Brexit and an extension of Article 50. The EU is insisting that the Withdrawal Agreement cannot be changed.  The EU always plays hard ball in negotiations so no-one is …

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Three Questions for the Tory TIGers

Anna Soubry, Heidi Allen, and Sarah Wollaston have all defected from the Conservative party to join the 8 ex-Labour MPs in The Independent Group. The Independent Group is a group of Anti-Brexit, Blairite, oops I mean *centrist*, MPs which are basically the Liberal Democrats but don’t want to be associated …

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The philosophy of Dostoevsky: Chapters 2 and 3 Review

Chapter 2 A lady of little faith Katerina Khokhlakova is a fairly minor character in Dostoevsky’s ‘The Brothers Karamazov’. She is the mother of Lise, the little girl who begins the novel as an invalid, but who later develops a close loving relationship with Alyosha. Madame Khokhlakova in the end …

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Weep not for the Blairites

For the first time in ages, Brexit is not dominating the news. Rather, a possible change in political alliances is breaking with the departure of the 7 Blairite MPs from the Labour party under the banner of “The Independent Group”. It is certainly possible that more Blairite MPs, such as …

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Have we reached peak hysteria yet?

“There will be a food shortage” – unfeasible, but forgivable. “The NHS will run out of key pharmaceuticals” – extraordinarily unlikely. “The buses will grind to a halt” – absurd, yet a welcome relief for car drivers. Project Fear 2.0 has been ramping up rapidly over the last few weeks, …

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Rasputin must go

It has been reported that Olly Robbins, Britain’s chief Brexit negotiator, was loudly telling a Brussels bar the government’s alleged Brexit strategy. According to Angus Walker of ITV, Mr. Robbins said two significant things: 1. that the Prime Minister would force MPs to choose between her deal and a delay …

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A Special Place in Hell

“I’ve been wondering what that special place in hell looks like, for those who promoted Brexit, without even a sketch of a plan how to carry it out safely”. These were the words that Donald Tusk, President of the European Council, made to the world.  Perhaps he knew what the …

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Public transport and how we solve the problem

Whenever we hear the words “public transport” one of three things come to mind. The first thing is generally delays, which being frank I despise. The second thing is generally the tube system in London, and the third thing that rushes to mind swiftly after is trains. Public transport in …

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