Category Archives: voting

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

Posted in Campaigns and Elections, Conservative, election, EU, Europe, Nigel Farage, Politicians, Politics, Uncategorized, voting | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Campaigns and Elections, Conservative, David Cameron, Democracy, Diversity, EEC, election, EU, Europe, Great Britain, House of Commons, House of Commons of the United Kingdom, Immigration, Libertarianism, Nigel Farage, Politicians, Politics, Progressive Politics, Racism, social, Tolerance, uk, uk government, UKIP, voting | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Campaigns and Elections, David Cameron, Democracy, Diversity, EEC, election, EU, Europe, Immigration, Libertarianism, Nigel Farage, Politicians, Politics, social, uk, UKIP, voting | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Democracy, EEC, election, EU, Europe, Kafka, Orwell, Politicians, Totalitarianism, voting | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Scottish Independence

Let me nail my colours to the mast. I’m not Scottish, but I’m in favour of the union. I’m diverting slightly from my usual tack by posting about something that will be out of date in a few months. But … Continue reading

Posted in Democracy, Politicians, Politics, social, uk, voting | Leave a comment

Two or more minutes hate

What exactly was the point of Orwell’s Two Minutes’ Hate? It was to channel the citizens’ negative feelings at leading such a horrible, surveilled existence in a controlled manner. No-one’s life would change as a result of it; they would … Continue reading

Posted in Democracy, election, Orwell, Politicians, Politics, uk, uk government, voting | Leave a comment

A government of (our) peers

Ages ago, we didn’t have the House of Commons. We just had the King or Queen, or whoever was on the throne at the time. That person wielded ultimate power over the country. Of course, local power was effected through … Continue reading

Posted in election, Politicians, Politics, social, uk, uk government, Uncategorized, voting | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment