Tag Archives: Brexit

The Shock Wears Off

Mail: …for a moment on Saturday, Trump went back into campaign mode with a massive rally before thousands of supporters at an airplane hangar in Melbourne, Florida where he revived campaign promises to build a border wall along the U.S.-Mexico … Continue reading

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The Dispossessed

I experienced the smoking ban, when it came, as dispossession. Once (in fact the day before) my local pub had been mine, and I was greeted by name every day, very often with a pint of lager waiting on the … Continue reading

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The Disintegrating Political Class

I’m puzzled. On the 14th of February 2006, the UK Parliament voted for a smoking ban in enclosed public spaces. The BBC reported: MPs have voted by a huge margin to ban smoking from all pubs and private members’ clubs … Continue reading

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Smoking Causes Brexititis

Yesterday I made the case that the higher prevalence of smokers in some US states helped Donald Trump win those states, and also the presidency. I’m now going to make a similar case with the UK Brexit vote. Exhibit A, … Continue reading

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The Power of Suggestion

I was told this story over 50 years ago. Here’s the gist of it: On a tea plantation in Ceylon, one of the plantation workers committed a crime, and hid up a tree. The plantation manager tried to persuade him … Continue reading

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EU At The Crossroads

I’ve been wondering today what’s likely to happen in Europe if there carry on being Islamic terrorist attacks every week or every month. Yesterday it was 9 Germans killed, and last week 84 French. I think there are going to … Continue reading

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