Category: Politics

Feeling the Brexit blues

I took this photo as I walked past some TVs while I was at work today. It was lunchtime and I was on a break from facilitating a workshop. I couldn't avoid the bank of TVs all simultaneously blaring Brexit-related news and today's formal announcement of Brexit was the worst. I'm not going to try ...

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Election time…

So the election is tomorrow. In case you haven't heard. To be fair to the political parties and the media, they've kept it under wraps so far...so don't feel too bad if this is the first you've read about it. I reached maximum election news saturation last week, when news of a "Royal Baby" represented ...

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Lording it over us!

While the government cuts whatever services it can get it hands on and warns us that, after the next election, there will be even more cuts "on a colossal scale", their colleagues in the House of Lords are jut as out of touch as ever. The Guardian today reports that attempts to save money in ...

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Farage continues to spout crap

And now he's a historian. Seemingly happy to sacrifice another 100,000 lives to somehow prevent the rise of the Nazi movement. Ukip leader believes Germany should have been forced to unconditionally surrender, even if it cost 100,000 more casualties Who were well-known for their respect of historical truth and never engaged in revisionism. Who keeps ...

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Seems like a charming man

Nigel Farage’s UKIP have managed to maintain a technical grouping (Europe of Freedom and Direct Democracy) in the European Parliament by convincing a Polish MEP to join them. Boy, he seems like a charmer. According to the Guardian: For instance, he thinks women’s opinions are shaped by the sperm of the men they sleep with, ...

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I don’t know where to start

I really don’t know where to start with this story  I said many months ago that the best thing about the UKIP party getting more press exposure would be their inevitable public implosion once more of their members got to be heard. Here (after the ridiculous buffoon Godfrey Bloom) is another example: A UKIP Councillor blaming the ...

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Some excellent news…

Italian Senate panel recommends Berlusconi expulsion Looks like there's a chance Berlusconi is finally going to get (some of) what's coming to him. A cross-party panel of the Italian Senate has recommended the expulsion from the chamber of Silvio Berlusconi over his conviction for tax fraud. The call to expel the ex-premier who dominated politics ...

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I’m torn…

So the unthinkable has actually happened. The Tories are back in Number 10. I was so sure that the Lib Dems would end up in some form of coalition with Labour, even if it was agreed at the last minute. Gordon Brown's resignation was, for me, a sure sign that a LibLab pact was about ...

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The mask slips… again

There's less than a week to the election, one that looks almost certain to throw up a hung parliament. Unlike some commentators, I don't necessarily see that as a bad thing. However, the Conservative Party is still leading in most polls, with some even suggesting they'll get the most seats yet still fall shy of ...