Monthly Archives: August 2018

How to Answer a Brexiteer

This is the best response to a Brexiteer I’ve read for a while. Author unknown, but copied by one Fiona Niedermayer and posted on Facebook. “A private conversation with a brexiloon friend: Keith [Anon.] – you said this:- “John, the … Continue reading

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Respect for Religion

Boris Johnson’s comparison of women in burkhas with pillar-boxes was impolitic, certainly, and could be regarded as worse than that if he was deliberately using it to garner support among racists for his bid to become leader of the Conservative … Continue reading

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Dual Nationality Under Threat

The Sweden Democrats (or SD: Sweden’s UKIP), as well as wanting to withdraw from the EU, are also proposing to abolish the right to dual citizenship for Swedish nationals. If ‘duals’ still want to retain their Swedish passports, they’re going … Continue reading

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Jews and Israel: Link

A first-class piece on the ‘anti-semitism’ thing. Good history. (Thanks RR.) https://economicsofimperialism.blogspot.com/2018/08/jews-zionism-and-israel.html

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Unwomanliness

I’ve written about our dreadful ‘Home’ Office before: https://bernardjporter.com/2018/05/31/our-unhomely-office/. It really does look like it’s metamorphosing into a typical Soviet-type ‘Ministry of the Interior’. Countless examples are cropping up every week of well-established residents and loving partners and parents being … Continue reading

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Crookery

Isn’t it remarkable how many of Trump’s henchmen, whatever their crimes may have been against the democratic process, turn out to have been crooks in other ways? There must be a direct causal link between uncontrolled capitalism and crookery. In … Continue reading

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Sauce for the Gander

Has Labour got Machiavels on its side too – in order to counter the clever ‘anti-semitic’ slurs the Conservatives are putting out against Corbyn? If so they will doubtless have their eyes on Theresa May’s long spell as Home Secretary, … Continue reading

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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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