I haven’t written anything political for a while but I have a chance to do a quick blog today and, I am scared. It is the week of Trumps inauguration and, I am scared. It is the day we are going to hear in broad terms what the UK want’s when leaving the EU and, … More May you live in interesting times.
I was listening to a show the other day on Freakonomics Radio where I was introduced to I pencil. This is not some new Apple product, it is an Essay on economics written in 1958 by L. Read. For the TLDR ( too long didn’t read) attention span people like myself it basically points out … More Toast
Dear Owen I hope you don’t mind me calling you Owen, after all in both your emails and your Text message you have used my first name and it made me think we were beyond formalities. It was nice to hear from you and you asked a very fair question, will I support you in … More An Open Letter to Owen Smith
I’ve been thinking this week again about democracy and how it seems to have lost it’s way in the UK at the moment. Last week I wrote about how the media found it easy to manipulate voters by giving them half truths, down right lies and filtering information that they received to suit their own … More Moving Parliament
OK so my last ‘political’ post was about what was wrong with democracy in the UK. I moaned about the lack of choice people have when voting. This mostly comes about because of the misconception that in order to change the political landscape of a country you first have to be elected to office. You … More Democratic Media
The trouble with democracy in this country is fairly obvious. There isn’t really much in the way of choice, and as time goes on that choice has appeared to get less and less. The primary objective for any political party seems to be to gain power. Sod having any ethics, ideology or proper long term … More The trouble with democracy
Thanks Parliamentary Labour Party. No I mean it, thanks for handing the country over to the Tories. The one thing this country really really needed at the moment was to be given no alternative but to accept the same status quo they had just voted against. Seriously, what is your major malfunction? In the last … More Thanks Parliamentary Labour Party
So I have had a week to get over the shock and digest the media new and old. I still don’t feel positive. I am not going to talk about what this result means for the UK’s relationship with Europe there is a more pressing and fundamental problem that must be addressed. The Uk’s relationship with itself. It is possible … More OMG What are we going to do now?
OK need to get this off my chest otherwise I will boil and explode. What really pisses me off about this is all the people who voted to leave who really have no interest in Europe at all. How can I make such a sweeping statement look at the 2014 European Parliamentary election results. I … More Bugger Brexit