Monthly Archives: August 2018

The New Spook Genre

Somehow or other, my attention has been drawn to this man recently: His name is John Brennan, and he’s an ex-director of the CIA. And he looks every inch the part. I think if I came across him anywhere, I’d … Continue reading

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Political Cycles

Breitbart: Nigel Farage has announced his return to frontline politics with a campaign to defeat Theresa May’s “cowardly” Brexit plans stop a political elite who “think nothing of betraying the citizens of Britain”. The eurosceptic pioneer said he is set … Continue reading

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Jane Austen Was Right

I was listening yesterday to the left wing Claire Fox in conversation with the right wing James Delingpole, when something she said caught my attention. As I listened, I had the vague idea that I had once been invited to attend … Continue reading

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Arrogance

The people in Tobacco Control are arrogant. They think they know what’s good for everybody else. They have no hesitation calling for smoking bans to be imposed on other people. The bans may smash communities and bankrupt businesses, but they … Continue reading

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A Global Power Struggle

A couple of weeks back I drew attention to a chilling tweet by ex-CIA director John Brennan in which he described Trump as “a temporary aberration”. And yesterday, unsurprisingly, Trump revoked Brennan’s security clearance. This brought another tweet from Brennan: … Continue reading

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Keeping Up Appearances

I read somewhere recently that when Martin Luther King was shot dead in Memphis in 1968, he was out on his hotel balcony smoking a cigarette, and afterwards somebody removed the cigarette in order to “preserve his image as a … Continue reading

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Cultural Murder

The smoking ban was an act of cultural murder. In England, on 1 July 2007, they murdered an old, friendly, convivial culture. And now friendship and conviviality have gone. And they’ve been gradually murdering friendship and conviviality all over the … Continue reading

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