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
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
Dear President Macron , Thanks to your letter to me and other citizens of Europe. I appreciate you taking the time to write (I assume of course that you are still writing to me even although I will not be a citizen of the EU soon – I will still be a citizen of Europe – You would not be one of those who confuse … Continue reading A Letter to President Macron
Much as I would like to continue with the book review of The Great Deception and try to help our understanding of the EU, events have overtaken me and so this week we will delay part 12 and instead turn to the momentous events in Parliament over the past couple of days. The British government has just had the largest defeat in history and yet … Continue reading Why is There Chaos in Parliament?
Last New Year I tried to look ahead and predict what would happen in 2018 – https://theweeflea.com/2017/12/30/war-poverty-the-rise-of-the-machines-10-prophecies-for-society-in-2018/ I think I got 9.5 right! So let’s have another go for 2019. 1) ) We will continue to live in a confused culture – on sex and gender Our society has the MeToo movement – supposed to be a protest against mistreatment and sexual abuse of women. … Continue reading Ten Predictions for 2019 – Confusion, China and Christ.
Before we go on to learn from what happened in 1970-1973 (as you will see, the parallels are uncanny) let’s get up to date with what is happening this week. The bottom line is, that as in the early 1970’s, the EU is playing hardball and the UK’s political class are largely caving in and deceiving the British people. Theresa May has (I suspect through … Continue reading The Great Deception 9 – The Politicians Deceit and the Fishermen Betrayed
I remember the night well. It was March 1981 and I received a phone call from a fellow political activist in the Labour party asking me to come to a particular venue to prepare for the launch of a new political party – the Social Democratic Party. I was a member of the Labour party but like many others had had enough of the extremist … Continue reading Why I’ve Joined the SDP – A Renewed Party for a Tired Britain
This weeks EU News – The British government says that a deal is basically done – its 585 page ‘deal’ is one that in effect gives the EU all it wants – Brexit Betrayal It has also just been announced that a draft political deal has been agreed. There are likely to be even more concessions – because Mrs May has now said that no deal … Continue reading The Great Deception – Part 8 – De Gaulle, Verhofstadt, Sturgeon, MacMillan, Gaitskill – Plus Ca Change, Plus C’est La Meme Chose
Something momentous happened last week at the SNP conference…something that went largely unreported and unnoticed except from a brave few. Something which greatly saddens me. As predicted on this blog two years ago the SNP have given up on Independence. The dream is over. Or rather the dream remains only as a dream. It’s useful to motivate the troops but to all intents and purposes … Continue reading The End of Scottish Independence?
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.