Monthly Archives: May 2019

Assange Re-opened

So, Swedish prosecutors have decided to re-open the ‘rape’ case against Julian Assange: https://www.dn.se/nyheter/sverige/swedish-prosecutors-reopen-inquiry-into-rape-allegation-against-julian-assange/ – from Dagens Nyheter, but in English. Does this mean he will be tried in Sweden? Who makes that decision? I must say I’m a little surprised, … Continue reading

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Moonpig and Privacy

Yesterday morning a happy event occurred in my step- (in Swedish ‘bonus’-) family. I spread the news to my own children via  e-mail and text-messaging – but NOT on Facebook. Less than 24 hours later I received an email from … Continue reading

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Joseph Martin Who?

How about a nice piece of music? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qg9CBBd3vZ8 Wasn’t that splendid? I ‘discovered’ Joseph Martin Kraus long before I came to Sweden, and was surprised when I arrived here to discover how little he was known in his adopted country. … Continue reading

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A ‘Free Press’? You Must Be Joking

Anyone who still thinks that we have a free press in Britain, in any meaningful sense, should watch this. https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=604221586603881 It’s old, but telling. – In fact our press is about as ‘free’ as the Mafia was in 1920s America, … Continue reading

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And in Sweden…

‘Anti-semitism’ on the Left is an issue here in Sweden too. https://ledarsidorna.se/2019/05/socialdemokraterna-ansvarigt-for-ssus-antisemitism/ Again, it’s the Social Democrats’ sympathy for the Palestinians that appears to lie at the root of the charge.

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Farage and Antisemitism

Oh come off it! Fair’s fair. As much as I loathe and despise Nigel Farage, and willing as I am to believe he’s an anti-semite underneath, I can’t accept that this is proven by the words and opinions that are … Continue reading

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Brits and Xenophobia

If this study is accurate, then we in Britain don’t really need to be too worried about the  xenophobes in our midst. Apparantly we feel more positive towards immigrants – if only marginally – than most other European countries. That … Continue reading

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Brexit and Liberation

I returned to Sweden on Friday; my last trip through the ‘EU Citizens’ gate at Arlanda with my British passport. From now on – if Brexit goes through – I’ll have to queue separately with all the other Foreigners. Or, … Continue reading

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Hobson and Corbyn

Corbyn’s enemies are clearly leaving no stone unturned to prove the contrived and ridiculous charge that he is anti-semitic. The very latest piece of ‘evidence’ is that he contributed a short introduction to a new edition of JA Hobson’s Imperialism: … Continue reading

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