Category Archives: Politics

Union Myth-take 1

(This bog was originally published in June, but for reasons best known to WordPress, has since disappeared.) “UK Has the Fastest Growth in the G7.” —Prime Minister Boris Johnson Brexit bred much uncertainty, adding to the constraints of life under … Continue reading

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Low Budget

“I can’t be broke; I still have plenty of cheques.” —Eric Sykes in BBC’s Sykes,1972 Citing events of a half-century go is not as irrelevant to Friday’s “mini” budget as you might think. In a three-hour session in parliament when … Continue reading

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Leadership vs Tyranny

The remains of Mikhail Sergeyevich Gorbachev were taken from Moscow’s Hall of Columns, where all Soviet leaders had once lain in state after their death. But all were buried with a State Funeral. Gorbachev was not. This, and Putin’s diary … Continue reading

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Union Myth-Take 6

“Few nations are better placed to navigate the challenges ahead,” —Boris Johnson This typically bullish Boris Johnson assertion in the March 2021 Global Britain in a competitive age publication has yet to be realised 18 months later. The most cursory … Continue reading

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Democracy for Sale

This blogger subscribes to a number of sources regarded as reliable with the intention of presenting information and opinions here based on factual evidence. Occasionally, those sources present what Americans might call a “humdinger” of a scoop that demands wider … Continue reading

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Union Myth-Take 5

“The case for independence has been swallowed up by a £14bn North Sea black hole.” This quote from unionists in 2016 was based on a fall of 97% in tax revenues from North Sea Oil from £1.8bn in 2015 to … Continue reading

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Tweedledumb vs. Twaddledee

“Your automobile can be any color you want, as long s it’s black.” —Henry Ford, launching his Model T The candidates for the vacant post of PM made the obligatory brief stop in the colonies when they attended hustings in … Continue reading

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Union Myth-Take 4

“UK will be a high growth, high skills, high wage  economy.” After briefly rising in the wake of the Covid-19 crisis, real weekly wages fell back below their 2008 level, as workers came off furlough. This fall in real wages reflects the … Continue reading

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Sturgeon’s Stavka Stays Shtum

Liz Truss appealing to darkest Tunbridge Wells by suggesting any government she led would ignore Nicola Sturgeon is political folly for any unionist.  Over a year ago in May 2021, this site featured a blog entitled “Sturgeons Stavka”, in which … Continue reading

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Union Myth-Take 3

“UK’s Size Creates Wealth by “Punching Above Our Weight” A major claim by the UK has been it enjoys “the fastest growth in the G7. This statement is true for the last year but ignores the fact that the UK … Continue reading

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