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.
President Trump in the UK President Trump is in the UK this week and is receiving a mixed reception – as I wrote in this article there is a great deal of hypocrisy about this. It’s somewhat hypocritical for those who lauded President Macron of France for welcoming President Trump for them to then turn round and complain about Prime Minister May doing so on a … Continue reading LED 27 – President Trump in the UK; The Supreme Court; The World Cup and the EU; Diversity and Identity Politics; President Duterte; Thai Joy; Professor Carlos Frenk
Dear President Trump, I’m writing to welcome you to Scotland. I realise that you are engaged in important work with NATO in Brussels, but you are going to be in my country this weekend – and I would like to welcome you. ‘President Trumps Welcome to Scotland’ sounds like the title of a pipe tune – some would want it to be a lament, others … Continue reading President Trump’s Welcome to Scotland
Its been a while since I had a look at how Brexit is going. It seems as though all the forces of the Establishment are being gathered to try and prevent any meaningful Brexit – which would be a shame – not least because it would be a negation of UK democracy and would bind the UK to failing institution. This week I was speaking … Continue reading EU Pushes Italy to the Brink
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)
Nothing illustrates the desperate state of UK and Scottish politics than this weeks wrangle about the place of the fishing communities in the Brexit negotiations. The story is simple, and the reactions have largely been simplistic. The Promise The simple story is that UK fisheries were handed over to the EU when we joined in 1973. One of the great advantages of Brexit was to … Continue reading The Great Betrayal – Fishing, the EU and the Scottish and UK Governments
One of the difficulties in discussing is how many people just repeat myths they have heard as though they were facts. This weeks review of The Great Deception deals with some of those. For example the view that the EU was set up after the Second World War to preserve peace and it has been the primary reason for peace in Europe over the past 50 years. … Continue reading The Great Deception (Part 4) – Is the EU an American Creation?
“We are perhaps more interested in Europe than other countries need to be” Adolf Hitler, speech at Nuremberg Rally, 1937 “The problem which must first be solved as the final abolition of the division of Europe into sovereign national states. Without this, any progress will be appearance only.” Altiero Spinelli – The Ventotene Manifesto, 1941 “A Europe without frontiers can make proper use of its communications” … Continue reading Does the EU have Nazi or Communist Foundations? -The Great Deception – Part 3
If there is a theme to this weeks LED it has to be prophecy – or at least prediction. For example it has been fairly obvious that if mainstream politicians continue to follow the wacky elitist ‘liberal’ policies of their educators and media bosses – then there was going to be a backlash by ordinary people who suffer from these policies. So let’s begin with … Continue reading LED 10 – Far Right in Germany – The EU – World Running out of Sand – Transgender Study banned – Australian SSM Intolerance – Catalonia and Kurdistan – Reality is a Social Constuct – Britons on the Toilet – A Tale of Nixon and Kissinger
The Truth about the EU and Brexit ‘from the very Heart of the EU. A Review of ‘Adults in the Room’ (My Battle with Europe’s Deep Establishment) by Yanis Varoufakis. It is difficult to know where to begin with Brexit. The tribalism, fake news, propaganda, schaedenfreude, and hysteria continue to dominate the media here, and put most sane people of ever wanting to discuss … Continue reading Will Brexit Happen? The Truth about the EU…