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Archive for the ‘UK POLITICS’ Category

THE HS2 DEBATE

November 9, 2013

The thing is going to cost an awful lot of money. When it got high on the media interest list I decided against it because I can’t see that getting to Manchester from Euston thirty minutes quicker is very significant – especially in view of the elaborate boarding procedures which will reduce the advantage by half. It […]

MILLIBAND AND MAIL

October 5, 2013

The conflict between Ed Milliband and The Daily Mail/Mail on Sunday has been news in the UK most of this past week. Public opinion is mostly pro-Milliband because it seems cheap and dishonest to dig up his fathers views and imply that Ed might follow them if he got into power. I feel that way myself, and, anyway, […]

SYRIA

September 1, 2013

The memory of Iraq influences everybody in Britain and the No vote in parliament probably reflects the public opinion. If it were not for that legacy, how would military intervention in Syria seem? The strongest reason for attack is surely that the use of chemical weapons has to be challenged. If it is, then the challengers […]

IN AND OUT IN POLITICS

August 2, 2013

The Daily Telegraph today reports a prominent Labour politician expressing uncertaincy about where his party is going – what it stands for and what it wants to achieve in society. It has long seemed to me that the deep-down difference between Labour and Conservative is that the former believe in Collectiveness (quite natural given how […]

WHY I VOTED FRUITCAKE

May 4, 2013

In the local governmemt elections last Thursday I voted for UKIP, as did a great number of other people. My vote could not possible have had any effect in my constituency, which  is firmly conservative. If there had been any doubt about the outcome I would have stuck with that party – which I belong to anyway. […]