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Monday, December 10, 2018

BREXIT – For The Few, Not The Many

Prepare for more austerity! A bad Brexit is the sideshow that will enable the biggest prize of all: deregulate the Banks. Chaos is the best way to achieve the real objective by stealth. To those who think deregulating and removing red tape sounds as a fantastic idea: these are the regulations that were put in

Royals

You Pay For My Daughter To Live In Luxury So What’s The Problem Paying For Her Wedding? Prince Andrew.

If only Prince Andrew was allowed to say what he really feels. Could this be what he would say? First let me quote from that excellent magazine ‘Hello. ‘Princess Eugenie is the next member of the royal family to get married, and we can’t wait! The youngest daughter of Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson will be tying the knot with

Brexit

For Berlin, Brexit is less of a negotiation than a punchline. Germans officials like to joke that Brits are quickly becoming the largest refugee group in Berlin.

From Politico. BERLIN — It’s a pity more Brits don’t speak German. If they did, they’d appreciate just how uninterested most Germans are in Brexit. (EDIT: Personally I can state that there is not a great deal of interest in Brexit in France either. Whenever it is raised so do the eyebrows. Then the conversation

Brexit

Frankfurt is booming and thousands of investment bankers are heading for the German financial capital as a result of Brexit. But can the city handle the influx?

This is an interesting article in the Spiegel Online newspaper Germany. They seem more worried about the number of jobs moving from the UK to them than many in the UK do. But for very different reasons. Brexit – the gift (to others) that just keeps on giving. Frankfurt is booming and thousands of investment

Tory Britain

“Austerity is here to stay,” says Jonathan Davies, director of the Center for Urban Research on Austerity at De Montfort University in Leicester, England. New York Times Part Three

What follows is the third and final part of an article published by the New York Times on May 28th 2018. We have not edited this in any way so please accept USA spelling.  This is Part Three. Part One may be read here and Part Two here. Dominic Barber and his family get significant help

Tory Britain

“It’s clearly an attack on our class,” says Dave Kelly, a retired bricklayer in the town of Kirkby, on the outskirts of Liverpool. New York Times Part Two

What follows is the second part of an article published by the New York Times on May 28th 2018. We have not edited this in any way so please accept USA spelling.  This is Part Two. Part One may be read here. Part Three is available here. “It’s clearly an attack on our class,” says

Tory Britain

Britain is looking less like the rest of Europe and more like the United States, with a shrinking welfare state and spreading poverty. Part 1

What follows is the first part of an article published by the New York Times on May 28th 2018. We have not edited this in any way so please accept USA spelling.  There will be two further articles on this site covering this subject. Part Two can be viewed here. Part Three is available here.

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Posts On May’s Brexit Speech To Parliament

Daily Mirror. ” we have the interest of UK Citizens at heart ”  Two points. 1. Do you have any evidence that you care about the interests of UK citizens? I can’t find any. All i can find is wage caps, benefit caps, cuts, closures, public asset sales, sanctions, grave and systematic disability rights violations,

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So The Maybot’s Got A New Slogan. See If You Can Spot It In This Article

Theresa May has dismissed the idea she might be ousted by disgruntled Conservative MPs, saying she will carrying on providing “calm leadership” as prime minister and that she has the complete support of her cabinet. “Now, what the country needs is calm leadership, and that’s what I’m providing, with the full support of my cabinet,” she

Brexit

If You Think Brexit Is A Good Idea Then Read This

Comment under The Guardian article ‘The Guardian view on WTO rules: not a Brexit safety net’ Comment contributor Andrew Harrison. Edited by Ken Long The perceived wisdom in the Brexit camp is that when we leave the EU we will be able to start trading using an already defined set of tariffs and quotas using WTO

Boris Johnson

BREXIT! Get Ready For Some Real Austerity

Comment under The Guardian article ‘Boris Johnson has wrecked the Tories. He should own the wreckage’ by Ian Birrell. Comment contributor Dutch European Prepare for more austerity! A bad Brexit is the sideshow that will enable the biggest prize of all: deregulate the Banks. Chaos is the best way to achieve the real objective by stealth.

Jeremy Corbyn

Labour Voter Says Fuck Labour – Maybe

The following comment by bifess was in reply to the comment in italics below by GuyFawkesForPM. It refers to an article in the Guardian. Read the full article here. Watching them file in to vote for A50 with the Tories, as the official opposition, I vowed never to vote Labour again as long as I live.

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So It Seems You are Also Probably Related To Benedict Cumberbatch And Sir Arthur Conan Doyle As Well

Here’s an interesting example of how the press constantly give out half-truths and misleading information. This from a comment in the Indy. It is interesting that Benedict Cumberbatch and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle share John O’Gaunt as a common ancestor, but perhaps not such a coincidence when the statistics are considered. Each of us has

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Is Our Awards System Leading To Youngsters Only Wanting To Be Famous

From The Indy Without detracting from the achievements of those attracting honours in the New Year’s List, I have become increasingly sceptical about the message given to the nation, particularly its young members, by the media coverage. As usual, the selection making the headlines included those from entertainment and, in the year of the Olympics,

Jeremy Corbyn

2017: How Many Corbyn Supporters does it take to Change… anything? (long read)

Apparently, our problem is “Blairites”. We’re not supposed to say “Blairite” any more and “moderates” is a misnomer – this isn’t about left and right. Perhaps the word is “modernisers”. Blair claimed he was a “moderniser” and therefore, whatever he wanted to do was “modern”. Hence “Progress”, I guess. They are the reason we who

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