The tragic death of a boat full of desperate people trying to reach the UK has focused attention on the growing numbers of people crossing the channel in small boats. This has been a problem for months now, and the Governments response has centred on implausible get tough schemes that grab the headlines but which… Read More Why do illegal immigrants come to the UK? | Are they all after benefits?
This months quiz is windy with occasional snowy flurries
Anyone who has taken a class in History or Politics will at some point have debated what is a State? What is a Government? How do modern States differ from older, less formal models of social and political organisation based on tribes or castes? The most basic definition I encountered in those classes is: A… Read More Kyle Rittenhouse | Is America a failed state?
The last few Remembrance Sundays there have been some heated debates on line about the changing nature of Remembrance Day, and what it means. We seem spend more time talking about how to remember, not who we remember. I thought that this year rather than join the debate I would instead list those people who… Read More Remembrance Day | Who I will be thinking of
One year ago this week Donald Trump lost the US presidential election. It seems like a lot more recent than that because his endless attempted recounts, and futile attempts at litigation, mean that we get to experience the joy of watching him lose over and over again. It never gets tired. I am currently banned… Read More The Trump loserversary | Weird politics bad art