Category Archives: election

The Unreactive Right

As I write this, Macron has just been elected President of France. This wasn’t exactly the outcome the Brexiters were hoping for. But I do note a huge difference in the reaction between how the left and right behave in … Continue reading

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Aftermath of the EU Referendum

So the results are in from the EU Referendum and I have to say I’m somewhat surprised. I was a ‘vote leave’, but I didn’t think it would really come to fruition. I got the result I wanted; I think … Continue reading

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EU Referendum

So we finally have a referendum in the pipeline and, in my view, it’s been a long time coming. Honestly, I didn’t really think we’d even get this far. I’ve become so used to seeing the big two parties promise … Continue reading

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Four million to one

So the dust has settled from the General Travesty Election 2015. Let’s take a quick look at how things panned out. We have the Conservatives in power, with Labour trailing surprisingly far behind. That’s what “neck and neck in the … Continue reading

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Immigration

In 1990, a school exercise was put in front of me that carried the words: “Today we live in a multicultural society”, and I wondered where it came from and how it sneaked its way into the mainstream, with the majority … Continue reading

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The 4th party

As I write this, we are just a few days out of the European and local elections. The results are not quite in yet, although they might be by the time I finish this. However, it’s becoming quite clear what’s … Continue reading

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Did we read the small print?

Back in 1973, we joined the EEC. That was the European Economic Community. The point of it was to relax the trade barriers between the members so that we basically had guaranteed trading partners – so we’d all help each … Continue reading

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