It is easy to see why an elite of posh boys obsessed with their own power and privilege would lead the leave campaign and the subsequent Brexit government. The more complex question is why so many ordinary people would follow a group of politicians who treat them with snobbish contempt . You could write a… Read More Boris 2 | The Empire Strikes Back
The immediate post war era wasn’t great for toffs. The mood of the nation was serious and egalitarian. Churchill came from a wealthy background but turned down Oxford in favour of a commission in the armed forces, Attlee gave up a career as a Barrister to serve as a Major in Infantry, and was decorated… Read More Boris 1 | Rise of the Posh Boys
There has been a concerted campaign over the last few weeks against people working from home post pandemic. Given the appalling way that Downing Street was run during Covid you would have thought that 4pm wine time guys would keep their mouth shut. The campaign is being run by senior figures in the Government, including… Read More Working from home | Why all the hate?
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This may come as a shock to people but for the last few decades the world deaths in conflicts have been very low by post war standards. We think from the news, and from what we read on line, that violence is surging around the world, but it isn’t. This is the most peaceful… Read More The world is becoming less violent | Bad Putin fan art
One of the most common claims in British politics is that the Tories are tough on immigration, and Labour are soft. In reality this is just posturing – right wingers like to claim to be tough on foreigners, while lefties feel the need to claim the opposite for effect. One side claims it wants to… Read More Send Them Back | Labour vs Tories, Tough vs Compassionate
A leaked opinion from the US Supreme Court reveals that they are about to repeal Roe vs Wade – the key judgement that protects the right to abortion. The outcry across the US was loud and immediate – overwhelmingly Americans support the right to abortion, and repealing Roe vs Wade is a minority view. It… Read More Roe vs Wade, Red vs Blue | Will the United States separate?
Has the British government decriminalised rape and sexual assault? A few years ago I wrote about the way drugs were becoming decriminalised in the UK. There was never any policy announcement, just huge cuts in Police funding that forced local forces to make hard choices about which crimes they could afford to pursue. Theresa… Read More Has the UK legalised rape and child sexual abuse?
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