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St Paul’s-like protests using physical force must be halted quickly

Political protest and democracy is all about freely-expressed opinion, not compelling you to listen   “They can gather in halls or fields to have their voices heard. They can write opinion pieces on the internet or in newspapers, or even run candidates in elections. They can be heard on radio and TV” In a spirit […]

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Economic storm brews, but Cameron’s on the ball

Cameron’s priorities boggle the mind, but if he fails, there’s always Ed “Better keep your fingers crossed that nothing seriously bad happens”     Listening to our callow political leaders at the annual political party conferences you would never guess that Britain faced economic meltdown, or that next year the world will have to handle an […]

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Time To Go Cameron; Step Forward Michael Gove

Forget Murdoch Saga, Cameron’s Policy Failure List Is Huge Lisbon Treaty, Climate Change, NHS, Libya, Turkey, Israel, Immigration, Clegg, Grammar Schools, Human Rights Act, Grandstanding Foreign Aid with borrowed money, the list goes on “this list isn’t exhaustive, and doesn’t include the predictable clanger of  hiring some oik from the gutter press to handle the […]

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Forced Disclosure Of Palin Emails Backfires On Attackers

Amazingly, the first two headlines I’ve read say things like this. “Sarah Palin’s emails reveal an idealistic, humane women, bemused by the way of the world” – Toby Harnden, Sunday Telegraph. “A heart-rending letter about her unborn son may transform the maverick’s image” – Tony Allen-Mills, Sunday Times. No word yet from Andrew Sullivan, the […]

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Primary elections would give the British system some needed fresh air

“In Britain, anything like the Tea Party movement would be strangled at birth”. “unless the parties give up the central power of veto over candidates, you have achieved nothing”.     Now that the AV phoney war is over, let’s think about a voting reform which would truly transfer power to the people and cut out […]

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Republicans, Monarchists drive us mad with their exaggerations

“Moore seems to think that all these toy-town titles and over-the-top uniforms represent a reality, rather than a rather sweet but obvious illusion” “I expect Dave and Brenda sit around watching Coronation Street, or sharing a cocktail. But decisions of state are not on the agenda.” Listening to Republicans arguing with Monarchists prompted by the […]

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Vote “No” In The AV Referendum

“Under AV, the winner will emerge from a smoke-filled room after hours of mathematical shenanigans, and probably his policies and beliefs will be completely unknown to most voters” “how can one differentiate between a Lib Dem, Labour, BNP, Green and Monster Raving Looney. They are all unworthy. I couldn’t possibly grade them in a sensible […]

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If U.N. Action Deposes Gaddafi, What Then?

After being goaded for weeks, West descends into feel-good, gesture politics “The only justification for putting our armed forces in mortal danger is if a country is a threat to peace in a region, or jeopardises our crucial economic interests. Iraq scored on both counts. Libya, as a minor producer of oil and gas, scores […]

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BBC cheer leaders want Egypt’s Mubarak out

“Get your views out of my news” “contrary to what the BBC has been reporting, there may be many Egyptians saying “not so fast” to those who would push out the current regime, with no idea how to replace it”. The BBC’s arrogance and incompetence never ceases to amaze. Its coverage of the Egyptian political […]

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Will the U.S. Congress finally nail climate alarmists?

“The failure of Copenhagen may some day be remembered as the turning point in history that saved the world from economic ruin and loss of freedom”     Britain believes Gordon Brown is a liar and Prince Charles is a fool, or maybe it’s the other way around. But how else would you interpret the great […]

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