Tag Archives: Democracy

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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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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My definition of a modern tax system

These days, not a week goes by without hearing something about how we pay too much in taxes or how too much of what we do pay is spent on X. Occasionally, we hear someone say that they’re happy to … Continue reading

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Are we all terrorists these days?

It seems not a week goes by without a story about some new legislation to monitor our communications to some degree. I used to think this was a Labour preserve (remember ID cards) – to scrutinise us as much as … 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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