Tag Archives: war

Nationalism Versus Globalism

Via James Delingpole (and many others): Calorie limits will be imposed on thousands of foods sold in supermarkets and restaurants in a bid to combat obesity. Draft proposals seen by The Telegraph set out detailed caps for ready meals, sandwiches and even portions … Continue reading

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Mounting Volatility

I didn’t find out until late yesterday afternoon that Theresa May was facing a vote of No Confidence by Conservative MPs. In the report I first read, it was said she was expected to survive it. And indeed she did. … Continue reading

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Hatred

Antismokers are driven by hatred. This was something I realised with the very first antismoker I ever met: Dr W, in whose home in England I once lived (because I was at school in England, and my parents were living … Continue reading

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Europe 2018 is almost exactly like Europe 1914

In recent years, given its centenary, I’ve been thinking about WW1, and how Europe was made up back then of a set of rival empires. There was the British empire, the French empire, the Belgian empire, the Dutch empire, the … Continue reading

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One Hundred Years On

I grew up in post-war Britain. London was full of bomb sites: gaps in terraces of houses, or whole areas of rubble, which were only slowly being rebuilt. I grew up alongside the post-war generation. The war had no direct … Continue reading

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The Campfire

A couple of articles I came across yesterday. The first was Could Cigarette Smoking Be The Right Career Move? What is it about sharing a cigarette that accelerates human bonding? Whether it’s outside an office building or a bar, people who … Continue reading

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Fighting Evil

Tobacco Control defines itself as fighting against tobacco, which it regards as the greatest single evil in the world, and the cause of more or less all disease – cancer, heart disease, lung disease, and every other disease as well. … Continue reading

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