These days, most mainstream news reports are being monopolized by the pandemic, the covid vaccine and all the new rules and lockdowns that are being enforced across the Western world, and this near-obsessive focus comes at the...
We are all asking this question, we hear the word but don’t understand the meaning. The word is almost globally well received with the exception of Sponsors of the Shanghai  Agreement, so what might be a fair...
Followers of my blogs will know I have long been critical of the modern police ‘service’. It is slightly unfair to divorce police from CPS, political & Home Office failure but a start has to be made, so I start...
Not once have I heard this debated in recent years. Yet the view of the electorate has never been so diverse. Politicians as a genre are drawn from those of a bossy disposition. They are a sort...
For overseas readers rates are what we Brits call property tax. It goes to local government which dwells in the marble halls of our kingdom. If you find yourself in a north of England depressed town & spot a new...
I have been struggling for a reasonable historical analogy to illustrate  where the western democracies are going today. As we have clearly entered a new dark age I do not intend to hypothesise when exactly it happened,...
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