Category Archives: Politics

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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Playing the victim

It has been a day since the Islamic atrocity in Paris. Twenty four hours after twelve unarmed people were murdered in cold blood by jihadists. Ten of them had committed the “crime” of offending Islam while the other two were … Continue reading

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Myleene. A Klass act.

A few days ago Myleene Klass appeared on a TV show with Ed Miliband and ripped into him over a proposed new tax dubbed the Mansion Tax. This tax is a central idea in Labour’s plan to get back into … Continue reading

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Turnips are go!

Rejoice! Ed Miliband has given his last conference speech before GE15 and it is a cracker. Unlimited turnips for all funded, at no cost to the taxpayer, by nasty people. Of course, I jest about the turnips. The main points … Continue reading

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Brave Heart Down: a lament

At last, it is over. Scotland voted to stay in the UK by a clear majority. Only two major cities, Glasgow and Dundee, voted to leave. Having visited both cites a number of times I can’t say I’m surprised as … Continue reading

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Scotland Decides! Mercifully.

Tomorrow is the day……..at long bloody last! The airwaves have been full of the arguments for and against Scottish independence. Politicians have trotted around the North, Sages have read the runes while witches meet on blasted heaths to divine which … Continue reading

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The Woad to Ruin

I thought I’d pen a few thoughts about the forthcoming vote on Scottish independence. Firstly, a general observation about the country which should give the reader an idea of my standpoint. The Highlands are beautiful. Of that there is no … 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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Farage v Clegg

Two televised debates and the polls are in. Nigel Farage easily won the first but the second was a nightmare for Nick Clegg; 69% to 27% or thereabouts depending on the poll. Despite the best efforts of the LibDem spin … 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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