The Brexit Party and the EU elections

We live in strange and momentous times.   An extraordinary opinion poll this past weekend showed The Brexit Party gaining more votes than the conservatives and Labour combined.   And this was not an outlier. Why is this happening?  There is a genuine upset and anger of the politicians to deliver what they promised.  They promised that our votes would matter and that the results of the referendum would … Continue reading The Brexit Party and the EU elections

Is Britain Breaking Up?

(Photo: A Perry) Is Britain about to break up? The argument is being made more frequently by the commentariat in London and Manchester – especially those who are opposed to Brexit. ‘Look’ they say, “Brexit will mean the break up of Britain” and this, along with the other apocalyptic predictions ‘planes will stop flying, the NHS will collapse, the end of civilization as we know … Continue reading Is Britain Breaking Up?

Scotland’s Future – The Hope, History, Hubris, Humiliation and Hypocrisy of Nicola Sturgeon

I found Nicola Sturgeons’ speech to the SNP entertaining,  revealing, informative,  frustrating, cringeworthy and depressing. I suspect that the way people react to this speech are similar to the way the react to Nicola – they either love or hate her.  To her fans this was a brilliant speech showing the fantastic vision and leadership that she provides.  To her detractors this was more of … Continue reading Scotland’s Future – The Hope, History, Hubris, Humiliation and Hypocrisy of Nicola Sturgeon

Sturgeon, Brexit and the Future of Scotland

This weeks Brexit Bulletin and some Reflections on Scotland Today Sturgeon, Brexit and the Future of Scotland MPs are back from their Easter holidays and things have stayed the same and moved on.  The Brexit Party has really started with a bang.  It looks professional, slick and is gathering a formidable momentum.    The other new party – ChangeUK is having a nightmare – they … Continue reading Sturgeon, Brexit and the Future of Scotland

Sri Lankan Tragedy – Prejudice, Politicians and the Press

Christian Today asked me to write about the reporting of the Sri Lankan attacks on Christians after I tweeted about it.  This is the resultant article  (Photo: Reuters)Police officials and catholic priests stand inside the church after a bomb blast in Negombo, Sri Lanka April 21, 2019. To some extent I blame social media. After every unspeakable terrorist tragedy our political leaders speak. I used … Continue reading Sri Lankan Tragedy – Prejudice, Politicians and the Press

Quantum 36 – Ukraine; Canada; Puritanism; The Secular Inquisition; BBC Questiontime; New Zealand; Unplanned;Melvyn Bragg; Anti-Science; The Cure; Robin Aitken

This weeks Quantum ranges from a Ukrainian Comedian to The Cure! In a case of real life imitating art we look at the extraordinary story of the Ukrainian comedian who might become president.   And we continue to expand your vocabulary as the destruction of our language continues.  Do you know what Theybies and Childism are? Mark Powell from Australia tells us about the mother bearing … Continue reading Quantum 36 – Ukraine; Canada; Puritanism; The Secular Inquisition; BBC Questiontime; New Zealand; Unplanned;Melvyn Bragg; Anti-Science; The Cure; Robin Aitken

Scotland’s Chief Mama

  Last Sunday on Mothers Day – this tweet was posted – and retweeted by politicians and others. Compassionate Although many people have a knee jerk reaction to the First Minister and her photo-ops (supporters love everything she does; detractors, to use an old Scots phrase, find that such things ‘gie us the boke’!). It’s better to try to avoid such reactions and take a … Continue reading Scotland’s Chief Mama

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

Suffer the Striking Children – A Tale of Activism, Indoctrination and Mob Rule

Many moons ago I led a school strike.   The cause was just – I thought – we were protesting against the raising of the school-leaving age to 16!  I remember leading all 600 pupils in a walk out in front of the school.  As the headteacher, Mr Smith, approached me, I noticed that the pupils behind me and my friend had gone strangely quiet.  “What … Continue reading Suffer the Striking Children – A Tale of Activism, Indoctrination and Mob Rule

Quantum 29 – The Naked Brexit; Selling Greece; Gordon Banks; Euthanasia; Transgender; LGBT flags and letters; Polygamy in Australia; Churches Attacked; NUJ and Religious Discrimination; Michael Green

 To hear this weeks Quantum just click the link above.   We look at the Naked Brexit Cambridge Economics lecturer;  Selling Greece; Gordon Banks; Euthanasia, the LGBT flag of domination;   BBC LGBT Discrimination; The Guardian letter from 50 ‘faith leaders’ on LGBT.  Polygamy in Australia;  Nicola Sturgeon telling us we have all got it wrong on transgenderism; the woman arrested for calling a trans woman a man … Continue reading Quantum 29 – The Naked Brexit; Selling Greece; Gordon Banks; Euthanasia; Transgender; LGBT flags and letters; Polygamy in Australia; Churches Attacked; NUJ and Religious Discrimination; Michael Green