Category Archives: Political comment


A Major Incident

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Number of refugees trying to enter Britain by sailing across the English Channel – just over 200, population of the UK 66.2 million (UN estimate 2018).  This issue hadn’t entered my consciousness at all until Boxing Day when I think … Continue reading


The Last Days of Rome (Brexit)

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The last days of the Roman Republic, that’s what the Brexiteers remind me of ( hey, if you’re going to be grandiose, you may as well be epic ).  I think what prompted the comparison was the mention of law … Continue reading


Not fit for office?

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It is widely known that international speculators make (or lose) money gambling on currency value movements. George Soros most famously made a killing on Black Wednesday (September 16th 1992), when Norman Lamont, the then Chancellor of the Exchequer, was forced … Continue reading



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Across Europe right-wing, populist parties are gaining ground, as economies slow and times become more unsettled and old, deeply ingrained prejudices and misconceptions re-surface. So it’s unsurprising that it’s happening too in Spain. Vox is a new Spanish party founded … Continue reading


Unravelling fortunes….

So we come to the vote. Theresa May’s Withdrawl deal goes before the Commons tomorrow as we enter the End game. What could happen next has been the subject of much speculation in the media so this post won’t be … Continue reading