A Parcel of Rogues – BINO, DINO and the collapse of the UK Parliament

On January the 19th I commented on the ongoing mess in the Uk Parliament – https://theweeflea.com/2019/01/17/why-is-there-chaos-in-parliament/\ Over the past couple of days the predictions made in that article have largely been proved correct.   Personally I take no pleasure in that at all – in fact I am in despair for my country – because I believe we are possibly witnessing the death of democracy in … Continue reading A Parcel of Rogues – BINO, DINO and the collapse of the UK Parliament

The Best Laid Plans….The Crisis in Scottish Higher Education.

The Joy of Edinburgh Uni I had a great time at Uni.   In between sports, friends, student politics and CU I even found time to do some history.   It was all a great education. And it was free. And as a farmworkers son I even got a maintenance grant. I well remember the first time I queued up after registration to get my £500 cheque. … Continue reading The Best Laid Plans….The Crisis in Scottish Higher Education.

Ireland Regresses; Sunday, Bloody Sunday

There has been much rejoicing in Ireland over the result of a referendum. Large crowds gathered in Dublin city centre. A party was in full swing in Dublin Castle. Groups of cheering and clapping people were at the airport to cheer on those who had flown back especially to vote. “Taoiseach Leo Varadkar was also greeted by cheers when he arrived as was Ailbhe Smyth … Continue reading Ireland Regresses; Sunday, Bloody Sunday

The Key to Understanding Contemporary Western Society (and whats happening in UK politics today)

A number of times I have used the phrase ‘cultural Marxism’.  After my piece on why we should not celebrate the birth of Karl Marx went viral I was asked what this phrase means?   It is actually very important and helps explain some quite extraordinary goings on in British (and indeed American and European politics). Working Class Tories and Chardonnay Socialists This week a poll … Continue reading The Key to Understanding Contemporary Western Society (and whats happening in UK politics today)

Educating Hans but not Hamish or Henrietta

There is a great and largely unnoticed injustice in todays Britain.  The government is pursuing a policy which discriminates against people because of their nationality and against the poor.  If this was being done by the UK government my Twitter feed would be full of outraged Scots decrying the evils of a Tory government – but it’s not.  This is the policy of the liberal, … Continue reading Educating Hans but not Hamish or Henrietta

When Yes Means No – Part 3 – The Dream

This is the third and final part of a series began earlier in the week, explaining why I, as a 2014 Yes voter have taken the painful decision to vote No if there is another IndyRef soon. When Yes means No – A Tale of Three Referendums – Part 1 – The Fantasy When Yes means No – A Tale of Three Referendums – Part … Continue reading When Yes Means No – Part 3 – The Dream