Category Archives: Opinion

That Article 50 Letter In Full

That Article 50 Letter In Full. Dear Europe, I thought I’d write a quick line to say it was good fun, thanks for the stay, the visit was lovely, but we’re off, today so please – no more garlic, snails … Continue reading

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Lyonesse – A Sonnet

Lyonesse I was wrong about the blind right, thinking them haters and racists. No, some believe all will be well – we’ll have perpetual spring – a world full of golden light. How naïve! Though in some ways a relief, … Continue reading

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The Power of Stupid

“The Power of Stupid” Have you seen the latest? Shocking! she says, lifting a copy of the Daily Mail, that collection of British fairytales from the fifties, when darkies knew their place. Did you see that old sod Junckers, saying … Continue reading

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Power to Persuade: the techniques used by Paul McKenna for Brexit.

The tricks and techniques use by Paul McKenna in his help of the Brexit side are here explained. Continue reading

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Has Boris and Cameron’s secret pact unravelled?

There is a narrative developing on the left that Boris Johnson never intended to take Britain out of Europe and is, right now, shitting his pants at the demons he has unleashed. Various stories tell it differently. Some suggest that … Continue reading

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Does Disney’s new Jungle Book do Pompey’s Rudyard Kipling justice?

Disney’s 1960s adaptation of The Jungle Book and The Second Jungle Book is a classic of silliness with great tunes. It also has, apart from the title and the names of the characters, nothing to do with the pair of children’s books written … Continue reading

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A Long Journey Left – an experiment in political awakening

(Below is the first time I have ever written autobiographically about the political beliefs instilled in me from early on. Not deliberately instilled, just taken for granted that they were right. It is part of a larger programme. But that whole … Continue reading

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Is the America’s Cup the new Pope’s Toilet?

In the little-known Uruguayan movie The Pope’s Toilet, a promised visit by the Pope drives the populace of Melo, a deprived and rundown town into a frenzy at the promised bonanza coming to their doors. Hyped by a near-hysterical Press … Continue reading

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How the propaganda machine stole your vote

Recently I had someone comment that those who were unhappy with the election results “do the general public a disservice” by saying this. He went on to say: “You assume that people must be misinformed or that they aren’t able … Continue reading

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How the Tory re-election dishonours our VE Day heroes.

It’s a bitter irony that a Tory government intent on dismantling and privatising the NHS and making education increasingly expensive should be re-elected on the 7oth anniversary of VE Day. Continue reading

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