Politics

Nuclear train derailed!

September 16, 2013

OMG, a train carrying nuclear flasks has derailed near Barrow-In-Furness! Calm down Calm down. The train was only going 5mph. And the flasks were empty. And no one was injured. And no nuclear material was exposed to the hazardous public. This hasn’t stopped the local MP, John Woodcock, from going ballistic in outrage (the bus […]

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Letter in The Times to Cameron and Osborne from “Martin”

May 7, 2013

I’ve always voted Conservative – but for this?   Dear Mr Cameron and Mr Osborne, I am a natural Conservative voter who has become very disillusioned with my party over the last 3 years. I realise you are both terribly important people and the you really cannot afford the time to actually think about us […]

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Aid to South Africa should continue – says ex DfID person

May 5, 2013

My reply to an article by Richard Darlington in Left Food Forward who writes about the recent news that aid to South Africa is being stopped in 2015. He says.. UK NGOs, led by ActionAid, questioned whether DFID has a new strategy of “running away” from middle income countries as quick as they possibly can. […]

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All politicians are in the pocket of someone else

April 25, 2013

The left do go on about the right being influenced and in the pocket of big business, but when it is pointed out the left are being influenced and in the pocket of unions they say “no way”. This article shows how that argument is a lie. All politicians are in the pocket of someone […]

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fleet street fox, often sarcastic, sometimes wrong

April 17, 2013

It’s pretty obvious that Fleet Street Fox is not a fan of Margaret Thatcher, especially as she writes in The Mirror. Now she really digs into the funeral for Margaret Thatcher in this article. But though she can be sarcastic, she can also be wrong. So wrong, that I am driven to put finger to […]

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Immigrants should learn the host language

April 2, 2013

It’s not racist to require immigrants to speak the same language as their host country. In fact it’s a prerequisite of being able to successfully live and work in the host country. So this is not an anti-immigration rant. In fact I am in favour of immigration. For one thing is allows emigration and for another it brings in […]

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Immigrants do not pay our pensions

March 26, 2013

In answer to Left Foot Forward’s attempt at saying that migrants pay for our pensions because they pay tax… You attempt to say that previous Labour policy was correct and the right thing to do. You do so by saying that the migrants are beneficial in economic terms. You fail on that point. Only economic migrants […]

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Naming of streets after heroes is a bad idea

February 21, 2013

Over at Labour Uncut (yes I do read the left wing blogs – sometimes to have a laugh, but also to see how the other half thinks or attempts to think), Jim Murphy who is Labour MP for East Renfrewshire and shadow secretary of state for defence has come up with a great scheme to […]

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Politicians have to do something, anything

January 19, 2013

I’ve been reading around on various blogs that Governor Jerry Brown in California has enacted over 850 new acts that start this year. I suppose he’s trying to beat Blair’s thousands of new statutory instruments and laws. It really shows that politicians have to be seen to be doing something, otherwise people will think that […]

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Eoin Clarke can’t do ANY research

January 14, 2013

After Matt Wardman put up a post on AnnaRaccoon cataloguing the many apologies of Eoin Clarke I decided to check out his blog to see what lies* he was spouting this time. So I read the latest post on GreenBenchesUK.com where he accuses the Tory Party of deliberately deleting a potentially embarrassing speech of David […]

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