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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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The Lamps Are Going Out All Over Europe

 “The lamps are going out all over Europe, we shall not see them lit again in our life-time.” (Sir Edward Grey 1914) Express: RETAILERS are braced for a rush on halogen lightbulbs before a European Union ban comes into force. … Continue reading

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Dead Silence

All over the world right now, smokers are being exiled to the outdoors. That is to say that, if they want to carry on smoking, they must stand outside in the cold and wet and the dark and dangerous. They … Continue reading

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The Day That Freedom Died

I suppose that, these days, over much of the Western world, if you asked anyone what their most pressing concern was, they’d probably say Immigration, or maybe Terrorism, or maybe Islam, or Donald Trump, or the European Union. I should … Continue reading

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Roseanne

I came across Roseanne on YouTube yesterday: She’s a big TV star in the USA. She got fired recently for saying or tweeting something that her employers disapproved of. So now it seems that a few days ago she started … Continue reading

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