Monthly Archives: August 2018

Another Zinoviev?

A sleepless night last night, agitated – no, more than that, infuriated – by the plotting against Jeremy Corbyn. I have to admit, embarrassedly, that I’m a full-blown ‘Corbynista’, desperate for him to win the next general election, in order … Continue reading

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Fake Imperial History

I consider myself to be as ‘anti-imperial’ as the next person. I remember the British Empire while it was still a going concern. I always opposed it. I occasionally demonstrated against aspects of it. I wrote my PhD thesis on … Continue reading

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The Great Swedish-British Divergence

Up to and including the 1960s Britain and Sweden were travelling roughly along the same politico-economic path, characterised by the mixed economy and the welfare state. Then they began to diverge. Britain experienced (suffered?) what I call in one of … Continue reading

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More on Labour & Jews (Re-Post)

Another good piece on the ‘Labour anti-semitism’ thing: https://www.jonathan-cook.net/blog/2018-08-08/labour-crisis-israel-anti-semitism/.

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Boris as Historian

I’ve blogged about Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson before: https://bernardjporter.com/2017/11/12/boris/. It really beggars belief to think that he could be regarded as a suitable candidate for Leader of the Conservative Party, let alone a future – perhaps the next – … Continue reading

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The Plot Revealed?

Here’s the case for the Corbyn anti-semitism farrago’s all being an Israeli plot. Make of it what you will. http://medialens.org/index.php?option=com_acymailing&ctrl=archive&task=view&mailid=500&key=521d744d358c2252091b6dea00b40a3b&subid=21698-85fe6f953c0798a17ba9ea557e6eb9b6&tmpl=component

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Fake History, Swedish Style

Sweden has a general election next month. Anything could happen – any sort of coalition, that is. Present polling shows the middle-ground parties being squeezed by the ‘extremes’: the Vänster (roughly Corbynistas) on the Left, and the Sweden Democrats (Ukippy) … Continue reading

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Swedish Depression

The Stockholm Archipelago is wonderful this summer, if rather over-baked; and a good place to get away from Brexit, Trump and the awful ‘anti-semitism’ row; but those three still plague my nights, and add to my endemic depression, which always … Continue reading

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A Dark Place

It really is difficult to understand how – in what historically has probably been the second safest home in the world for Jews, and where anti-semitism, although occasionally rearing its ugly head, has been far less common and extreme than … Continue reading

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