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One class in Eton providing two of the three worst UK PMs in modern times

The Old Etonian revulsion of the last dark days of the UK…

There is little pleasure in this blog having anticipated the end of representative democracy as a credible system of political leadership and governance, in the face of the far right coup whose current face is de Pfeffel Johnson, resulting in the UK as a deeply dark failed state. It is worth providing a summary of where we are, though, as the resistance tries to launch a turnaround from the crisis…

When you reach the end of the world, you have to believe another world is possible…

I have been privileged recently to visit Ushuaia – the southernmost Argentine city branded as ‘the end of the world’ for its proximity and gateway status to Antarctica. It has a beautiful setting on the Beagle Channel between Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, with the dramatic Andes dropping into the sea through the spectacular Tierra del …

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Will the EU play hardball in response to May’s declaration of war?

On 17th January 2017 Theresa May delivered a well-trailed speech outlining her Brexit negotiation principles for delivering a ‘stronger, fairer, more united and outward-looking’ United Kingdom. May’s whole preamble of the referendum as the ‘eyes wide-open choice of citizens to leave the EU and embrace the world’ is a plain lie – and she knows …

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Will 'The Plot against America' play out as the 'Manchurian Candidate'?

The US/UK plot against Europe: Part One – Coup d’etat

In 2014 I read Philip Roth’s ‘The plot against America’. My memories of its political backdrop are of Charles Lindbergh – the famous aviator (and populist ‘hero’ of his day) becoming an unlikely Republican presidential candidate. He beats Roosevelt in the 1940 election on an America-First, anti-war, anti-semitism ticket. As President he signs non-aggression pacts …

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Is there turnaround and recovery possible from the crisis on June 24th?

The opinion polls and their momentum suggest my resolution to try and persuade at least one person a day to vote REMAIN has been comprehensively bulldozered by the lies of the BREXIT leadership and their promotion by the offshore tax haven owners of the tabloid press. Therefore, the dual themes of this blog series – …

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‘Railroad to nowhere’, ‘Fast track to prosperity’…or none of the above…

The Economist turned its attention briefly this week to UK regional economic geography, on the back of an editorial and an article (‘Railroad to Nowhere’) eschewing the case for High Speed Rail (HSR2) from London to ‘the north’. Their economic geography argument conflates four very different assertions – i.e. that this investment’s economic geography benefits …

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