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I Hope Michael Gove Isn’t Our Next Prime Minister

The Conservatives are having a leadership contest to replace Theresa May. One of the candidates is someone called Michael Gove: Tory leadership hopeful Michael Gove has said he was lucky to have avoided going to prison for cocaine use but … Continue reading

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Brazenly Drinking Beer and Smoking Cigarettes

Continuing on the theme of yesterday’s post, it occurs to me that if Nigel Farage’s beer and cigarettes are what make many people love him, they could equally be what make many people loathe him. After all, if you don’t … Continue reading

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A Fundamental Attack on Everything Normal

In a wide-ranging (Brexit, mass migration, genderism, new Cold War mentality) and thought-provoking speech in Amsterdam a few days ago, Vaclav Klaus spoke of: the danger of the new era of indoctrination and manipulation of all of us adding, This has … Continue reading

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Yet Another New Wave

Ideas come in waves. And they sweep the world. Big ideas are like tsunamis. Little ideas are like ripples on a placid millpond. And like those ripples they spread in ever-widening circles, criss-crossing each other. In the past, ideas travelled … Continue reading

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The Virtue of Poverty

Yesterday Roobeedoo drew attention to a news report: Man ‘whose throat was slit for cigarette’ named as dad who doted on his daughter It’s not at all clear what happened. But it seems that this was an argument between two smokers. … Continue reading

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Private and Public Morality

Some things I read stick in mind, and bubble back up into consciousness days later, like dead bodies washed up on beaches. This one from Dick Puddlecote: They simply can’t bear to imagine people enjoying themselves, so every festive period … Continue reading

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Moral Crusades Fuel Mounting Anger

Every day seems to bring news of a new stabbing or killing: “In the moments leading to the violent killing, both men appeared to be involved in an altercation lasting three minutes. Nothing justified the extraordinary violence that followed and … Continue reading

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