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The Inevitable Failure of Utopian Social Engineering Projects

Somehow or other, yesterday’s post spawned several interesting sub-threads. Bucko, writing about young people: They’ve never known pubs that allowed smoking and now, we’re getting pubs opening in town, post smoking ban, that have never had smokers in ever. That’s … Continue reading

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A Pub Garden Conversation

I occasionally get talking to people in pub gardens. And yesterday was one of those days. I got talking to some people who I’ve occasionally talked to before. One of them had even completed my ISIS smokers’ survey years before. … Continue reading

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Realists And Idealists

I recently ordered a copy of The Strange Death Of Europe, by Douglas Murray. It arrived yesterday. And I’ve read the Introduction, which starts with the words: Europe is committing suicide. Or at least its leaders have decided to commit … Continue reading

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Rampant Populism

Something I read about a week ago has floated back into mind: The establishment in Europe must unite to stop “rampant populism” ahead of European Union (EU) Parliament elections next year, Jean-Claude Juncker has said. It’s a bit mind-boggling really. … Continue reading

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Louder Than Words

I’ve been wondering how the G7 conference in Canada went. Occasionally pictures speak louder than words: You can almost feel the pressure being exerted on Trump (1) by Merkel (6), Macron (7), and May (8). Trump’s folded arms, and Bolton’s … Continue reading

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Skating on Thin Ice

I tend to have a very physical idea of politics. By this I mean that I see politics as an arena in which large forces are at work, pushing and pulling entire peoples one way, and then another. And I’ve … Continue reading

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The Enigma of Article 13

In the Smoky Drinky Bar last night, RdM was expressing some doubt over whether the EU really was proposing a ‘link tax’, as I reported yesterday. He couldn’t find one in the relevant EU publication. Having read in Breitbart (and … Continue reading

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