Category Archives: Philosophy

A Libertarian’s view: Just the way it is.

I’ve been having a few conversations recently that have reminded me why I am a Libertarian by nature. A Minarchist to be precise. Firstly, I believe that the traditional Left/Right arguments are futile. They rehash viewpoints that were settled long … Continue reading

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A friend died: a few thoughts.

I was worried because a friend who was going to play at a gig with my band didn’t answer the door when I called round to give him a lift. After a while of waiting I had to go and … Continue reading

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Disinformation and Ards

History is written by the victors. Undoubtedly true but there is a lot of rot written during the skirmishes as two examples will illustrate. The results of the Euro Elections show that there are a large number of people disaffected … Continue reading

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Infantilisation: the new norm.

Dear Reader, You’re an adult, you work hard, pay your taxes, follow the rules but it is not enough. In every country in the Western World (and others) you are bombarded by concerned politicians, health workers and Quangos galore telling … Continue reading

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Badgers and I

I like badgers. There are lots around the area where I live and I often see them. One has a route through my back garden and I’ve even tripped over one in the dark on my way back from the … Continue reading

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How Labour betrayed the UK

Remember the heady days of “Things can only get better”? Fast forward to the UK of 2013. A stagnant economy, high unemployment, a NHS creaking at the seams, a housing crisis, an energy crisis, no-go areas run by lawless youths, … Continue reading

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The politics of behaviour

Once upon a time, not that long ago, politicians were concerned with the big issues. Things like capitalism versus communism, defence of the realm, founding a welfare state, nationalisation versus privatisation, nuclear weapons and other important things. Now, we know … Continue reading

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In defence of the BBC

The BBC is under fire once again. Newsnight, a current affairs programme, have dropped a clanger over a child abuse scandal by using an unreliable witness to falsely identify Lord McAlpine as a perpetrator. Clearly an error and a failing; … Continue reading

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An autumnal bimble

I had been planning to play golf today but the plan went awry. Disappointing. After pottering around for a time, I decided to go out for a bimble to get the blood circulating. I love the hills and moors but … Continue reading

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Nanny state and PR

I read today that the Goverment is going to spend £285M next year to tell us what to do and/or how much we should love their policies http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-19489251e I think this is an abuse of public money. Why should any … Continue reading

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