Category Archives: Politics

Why so secretive . . . ?

Note the date on the front cover of this House of Commons Library publication . . .   Elise Uberoi of the House of Commons Library evidently prepared this document and it was published on 3rd June 2015 – over a year before the great EU Referendum fiasco. The paper was actually prepared as a… Read More »

The Great “Majority” Myth . . .

It has puzzled me for some time that we are constantly told that “Leave won” (“suck it up”), that the “Nation” voted for “Out”, that there was a majority in favour of non-EU membership, that we have heard the “voice of the people”. Yet it is plain to see that of those who voted, some… Read More »

EU Euphemisms . . .

“The European Union is a remote, elite, bureaucratic, anti-democratic form of supranational governance, to which our politicians have delegated power. Its political objectives transcend national interests: our votes cannot change policy or trajectory. It is unaccountable, and rides roughshod over the wills of the peoples of Europe.” So says the web site of Christians For… Read More »

The Idiot’s Lantern – 2 . . .

Michael Portillo has just finished another of his railway journeyings – this time around the eastern USA using a new old guide – Appletons. These programmes – there have been several series so far – always leave me puzzled and dissatisfied. But why ? The conceit upon which the series is based is that Michael Portillo… Read More »