Category Archives: Politics

Refugee Memorial Day

There are many tweets today on Twitter about its being Holocaust Memorial Day. Nothing wrong with that. There are also included links to other related news items, some about other occasions when large numbers of people died in famines or … Continue reading

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What are you up to Mr. MP ?

. . . . or these days, of course, Mrs, Miss, Ms and probably other terms as yet unknown to me . . . We are often told that a great apathy miasma of apathy has settled over the British … Continue reading

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Churchill – Surrexit a mortuis

Mr. Churchill seems to be in the news again – the Twitter news that is – and is being variously employed by both the protagonists of European Union and its antagonists.  My reading of his speech at Zurich in 1946 … Continue reading

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Flooded with Floods . . .

For some weeks past we have been, and still are being, somewhat overwhelmed with news about flooding and falls of rain of a quite extraordinary nature.  Sometimes the situation has seemed so bad as to tempt one into the despairing … Continue reading

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Bust or best . . . ?

The Electoral Reform Society (spoiler : of which I am a member) has recently produced a report about what I suppose you could call the moral legitimacy of the House of Lords.  The report is well worth reading, I would … Continue reading

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Them there Lords . . .

Since the 2015 General Election there has been a fair bit of comment about the House of Lords  for several reasons.  The extremists would simply do away with it, others think it should be an elected house, others (eg : … Continue reading

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“It bears repetition . . . “

Drawn by : Brooke McEldowney Tough speaking in the second half, but with more than a grain of truth in it.  A good, high, view of humanity in the beginning.

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The Single Transferable Vote . . .

ERS, General Election Report web The following is culled from the Electoral reform Society’s Report sub-titled “A Voting System in Crisis”.  It gives a good summary of the advantages of the Single Transferable Vote method which I would like to … Continue reading

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Milk Snatcher . . .

Gerald Scarfe’s drawings of Mrs.Thatcher have been on show at the Bowes Museum for some time so today we went to catch them before the exhibition closes. The exhibition has been advertised for some time as “Maggie Thatcher, Milk Snatcher” … Continue reading

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Get the Politicians to do their job . . . what ?

Another good piece from British Influence. Those of a nervous disposition, should look away now . . . How can the business community get its act together on Europe? Get the politicians to do their job Posted on the British … Continue reading

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