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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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No Predestined History

A couple of transcripts from things I was listening to yesterday. The first is Robin Aitken talking to Peter Whittle about the culture of the BBC: RA 9:50: It’s what I call cultural Marxism. I think that what the progressive … Continue reading

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The Climate Pendulum

The current climate debate might be described as the discussion of a motionless pendulum. I think that all participants seem to agree that climate change is so slow as to be almost imperceptible over a lifetime, or several lifetimes. So … Continue reading

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De Facto Ex-smokers

The new Brexit party didn’t win the Peterborough by-election after all, They came second. I’m not very surprised. They won a lot of seats in the EU elections at the end of May. But the EU elections are a bit … Continue reading

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Green Values

What are Green values? According to Derek Wall, a prominent British Green proponent, there are four pillars that define Green politics: Ecological wisdom Social justice Grassroots democracy Nonviolence The only green thing in that list is grass. And it’s lost … Continue reading

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Derangement

Donald Trump’s state visit to Britain ended today, and then, after visiting Ireland, he’s going to Normandy for the D-Day 75th anniversary. He brought with him the full Trump Derangement Syndrome, of course, because it follows him wherever he goes. … Continue reading

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One More UK Election

I was hoping that there wasn’t going to be any more UK politics for a while, and we could all get a break from it, and do something else. But there’s one more UK election to go: the Peterborough by-election … Continue reading

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