The other day a freak worm-hole in the space-time continuum delivered to me fragments of news reporting from some time around the middle of 2020; evidently items about the ongoing riots that started soon after Britain crashed out of the EU with no deal in March 2019. It seems the sudden loss of subsidies from […]

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Defeat is always hard to take, but no more so than when snatched from the jaws of victory. It was all going so well. After decades of slow, patient effort The Project was drawing close to its successful conclusion. Everything was in place and victory was assured. In baronial halls up and down the land […]

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The Chinese curse you with “May you live in interesting times”, and the last six months have been nothing if not interesting. From the election of Trump and the non-election of Wilders and Le Pen to the self-destruction of May there has been nothing like it, in my memory at least. I’ve struggled at times […]

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At the time of writing it’s just 2 days to the US election, with most of the polls predicting a narrow Clinton victory. Polls have of course been becoming notoriously and increasingly unreliable, as recent events have shown. In the past you could assume that the undecided would at the last minute come down on […]

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So there we were in 1912, partying like there would be no tomorrow, but aboard all was not well. Many of the passengers resented the time it took to get from Southampton to New York – surely there was a quicker, less bureaucratic route? A passenger by the name of Fromage, a jolly chap with […]

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I think the people pressing for Britain to remain in the EU are not telling the truth. That’s a pretty strong statement from one such as myself, isn’t it? So what makes me say it? The reason is simple. The truth is so frightening it can’t be admitted, as it would be seen as a […]

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In the news today is the resignation of Iain Duncan-Smith from his Government ministerial role at the Department of Work and Pensions. His complaint appears to be that the Treasury (i.e. George Osborne) is whittling away at all his plans for sensible benefit reforms so they can hand out ever bigger tax cuts to the […]

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Here are two statements, both of which I believe to be true: If Britain stays in the EU, life will continue to get harder for ordinary British people. That’s one of the points the Leavers have been trying to make right from the start. If Britain quits the EU life will also continue to get […]

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I’ve been getting rather political lately. Apologies to those who hoped I’d stick with technology, but ranting about politics is so much more fun. Maybe after June I’ll go back to the techie stuff, though it’ll be difficult if Britain votes to leave as life will be even more interesting, if only in the sense […]

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With apologies – and many, many thanks – to Sellar and Yeatman. The case for Britain leaving the EU is obvious and overwhelming, but it seems that my recent ironic posts on the subject have been totally misunderstood by certain people. These are mostly ex-pats, who are little better than traitors having left the UK […]

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