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Politics

They say you should never talk about politics, religion and sex. Sometimes it’s hard to tell them apart.

Hung parliaments, big names falling and the power of new voters are amongst my predictions for what happens at the 2017 General Election

Politics, April 18th, 2017

27 years ago Germany was divided into the democratic West Germany and the communist East (ironically called the German Democratic Republic). While the west enjoyed the benefits of democracy in the east there was oppression, repression and poverty. Between the two ideologies stood a wall, much of it barbed wire and fences and armed guards, […]

Politics, November 9th, 2016

Theresa May has become the new Prime Minister and while I’d argue she doesn’t have a mandate from the people of the UK in any way shape or form to be so, I guess she’s what we’re going to have to put up with for a bit. The team she’s assembling around her looks interesting […]

Politics, July 14th, 2016

Gove had the decency to stare Bojo in the eyes as he twisted the knife for the third time and whispered, “Bitch, you’re mine” in his ear. Parliamentary Labour Party realised they’re not going to get elected with James May in charge. He’s nice as an uncle, but not sure I’d want him making any […]

Politics, July 3rd, 2016

The outcome of the UK’s referendum on continued membership of the EU is one every democracy should take note of. A groundswell of opinion favoured leaving a powerful trading block to regain some perceived control over its destiny. It was willing to discount rational economic and social arguments in favour of often emotive statements about […]

Politics, July 2nd, 2016

As the UK comes to terms with the consequences of the “Leave” vote, questions have started about independence for those areas that voted to remain. Scotland has been the most vocal, harking back to the recent referendum where the country decided to stay in the Union by the narrowest of margins and the flimsiest of […]

Politics, June 24th, 2016

This is nothing more than my own thought experiment put together from public statements and research. It’s intended to map out what I think will happen if the UK votes to leave the EU on the 23rd June. Immediately after the leave vote the Conservative Party will implode into in-fighting as MPs jockey for position […]

Politics, June 17th, 2016

As the last few days of the EU Referendum “debate” trudge onwards both sides have become increasingly aggressive in their use of “scare tactics”. Having initially called the Tory led Remain campaign a bunch of scaremongers, the Tory led Leave campaign has opted for the same tactics. Tories on one side seem to liken exit […]

Politics, June 8th, 2016

One of the key promises of the Brexit campaign is after we’ve left the EU we will be able to continue to trade with the rest of the world. We’ll be free to negotiate our own terms and conditions, independently of our “European Masters” and create agreements that suit the needs of this country. Fine […]

Politics, May 29th, 2016

For all the talk of economics, immigration and free movement there’s one piece of the “Brexit” debate that’s largely being ignored: Identity. Those who wish to leave appear quite happy to talk about their “Britishness” and how they want to reclaim their identity from the evil Brussels buearocrats who dictate our every move. Of course […]

Politics, April 10th, 2016

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