Deregulation – It’s all the Rage Down at the Pub

Posted on September 20, 2019

I don’t know if anyone watched the BBC news at 10:00 PM last night? It had an interesting piece on it about Colorado in America and the battle between fracking companies and environmentalists. I have never been to Colorado, but it looks stunning. Deserts, plains, snow capped mountains, canyons, rivers and gigantic lakes, make it a diverse and stunning place. It also has shale gas and lots of it. Shale Gas & Deregulation I don’t ...

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Time to Let The Sun Go Down for Good?

Posted on September 18, 2019

It was interesting listening and learning from a phone in show on Radio 5 Live this morning. It featured Gareth Thomas in an emotional live phone call where he revealed that a reporter had door stepped his parents to tell them he (Thomas) was HIV Positive. It also centred around England cricket hero, Ben Stokes, and The Sun newspaper deeming that the murder of his half sister and brother 30 years ago, was somehow in the public interest. The ...

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How Brexit Took Me Back to 2001!

Posted on September 12, 2019

When I was watching the news last night, there were pictures of a Brexit rally that took me right back to Britain, the 2001 version. It was September, and I had taken my two kids down to a static caravan park in Swanage, Dorset. They would have been 3 and 5. When we parked up next to our luxury holiday home, the chap in the caravan next to us, introduced himself. He was an odd chap, about 60 years old with a heavily stained Southampton ...

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Anti-Fascists & Mildred Fish-Harnack

Posted on September 11, 2019

I was reading some articles the other day about the 1930’s and the rise of fascism across Europe. The first one centred around anti-fascists in London who had put a banner up on the BBC building in September 1934. The banner was as a protest against the BBC. They were hosting aristocrat, Sir Oswald Moseley, and allowing him to promote a BUF (British Union of Fascists) rally in Hyde Park. Whilst the BBC argued impartiality, it refused to ...

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From Liberal Conservative to Populist Right Winger!

Posted on September 8, 2019

I have been wondering lately why Boris Johnson has gone from Liberal Conservative to Populist. When Johnson was London Mayor, he didn’t care much for the anti-eu mob or people like Donald Trump. Or at least he claimed not to. That’s the problem with Johnson, he is a pathological liar, so it is hard to read him. Was he always a populist right-winger? Was he playing the part of being liberal to just suit the credentials required to be a ...

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