Warning: the following video contains scenes which may upset some viewers: Politics is about gut instincts, and ideologies are our ways to explain away what those gut instincts lead us to. If this is true then we are learning a lot about the Conservative Party. The old Conservative Party, that wanted to conserve what was… Read More Conservative Party Conference | When all the ideas are gone what is left?
No chance. Joe Biden has no intention of running again for President. But the moment he announces he won’t stand again he will become a lame duck President, unable to get anything through Congress. He believes, with some justification, that he has done a good job of promoting a progressive agenda, against the opposition of… Read More Joe Biden | Will he run again? | More Nightmare Trump Art
This week Chris Cash, a Conservative Party researcher, was arrested as a Chinese spy. He worked closely with Tom Tugendhat, Minister of State for Security. MI5 also revealed that they had warned the Conservative Party that 2 of their potential candidates for the next General Election were also working for Chinese security intelligence services. Once… Read More Spies in Whitehall | Security breaches P2
A short tribute to the Zelig of modern politics, Grant Shapps. 5 Questions only.
Labour are miles ahead in the polls. Not since Tony Blair in his pomp has a leader of the opposition enjoyed such huge polling leads. The Tories seem to believe that defeat is imminent with large numbers standing down at the peak of their powers. OK peak of their powers seems a bit exaggerated when… Read More Labour 2024 | Why is Starmer so boring?
Two and a half years ago Donald Trump was banned from Twitter for posting inflamatory conspiracy theories. His response was to set up his own social media network called Truth Social. Tweets were called Truths, and Donald was the most truthed of all. The financial structure of Truth Social was complex – there were 2… Read More Trumpanomics | Truth Social and Lies Corporate
Trump has been formally charged for his part in the hapless coup of January 6th. The attempted coup was a serious attack on American Democracy, even if it’s storm troopers were clowns and weirdoes. Over the last few years I have written about the way that people get lost on the internet. Whether it… Read More Lost on the Internet | Hippies for Fascism
Same as it ever was
Last week the Government has had only one thing they wanted to talk about – being tough on people coming here to claim asylum. You would have thought that having made such a mess of things they would want to keep their mouth shut. While all of this was going on a much lower profile… Read More Stop the Boats | Why the obsession?