Today there’s a big conference in London with about 80 Defence Ministers from all over the world gather together to talk about peacekeeping. Why? Well some might say it’s about making the world a safer place for all people. Some might say that it’s a way to coordinate the efforts of many to prevent further states failing and descending into chaos. They might even say, at the end of their list of reasons, something about preventing mass migrations. I suspect that, if the politicians from Western countries were being honest, they’d admit that this is all about preventing further mass migrations from the likes of Sub-Saharan Africa to Europe and North America. An issue that is fast becoming THE political hot[…]

Apparently, the UK is about to burn £2 million of our cash on a wall to control the refugrants living in the notorious Calais Jungle. It left me wondering if the decision maker behind this idea had ever heard of the Maginot Line, World War II and the naughty German Army that just went around it? (Okay, the story is more complicated than that but the core lesson remains. A fixed defence is easily bypassed). This wall just ignores the problem (a large number of refugrants who want to come to the UK) by applying possibly a record breakingly expensive sticking plaster.  Is this going to end the harassment suffered by drivers using the Port of Calais? No. It will[…]

Ever since we (the UK) dared to vote for Brexit we’ve been bombarded with pro-EU messages by various Remain supporting personages and organisations. The idea is to convince us that we’re hopelessly out of touch xenophobic bigots and morons AND that our vote to leave the hallowed EU was the biggest mistake ever made in a referendum. The actions of the leading lights of the EU, since the Brexit vote, have made me ever more certain that my vote for Brexit was the right thing to do. Not just for me but for the UK and for the rest of the EU. Here’s one example…. Chancellor Merkel (Germany), President Hollande (France) and Prime Minster Renzi (Italy) had themselves a mini-summit to[…]

Our society has transformed itself into the Netflix Generation. We have come to expect the right to choose what we watch, when we want to watch and where we watch video content. Why should this approach not be applied to politics? We no longer want a system where we vote every five years for a person/party who represents a swathe of policies that we don’t totally agree with. We want the right to pick and choose which policies should be implemented. An end to the Freeview system of politics where you get a few channels (policies) worth watching amidst a torrent of pointless crap. Here’s what I mean. The current government has some policies I agree with and others that are[…]

A top secret EU plan has fallen into my sticky hands. Once the UK activates the Brexit process the following will occur. 1. The channel tunnel will be blocked with stale croissants. 2. All cross channel ferries will be sailed into the middle of the English Channel and sunk. 3. A giant water slide will be constructed stretching from Calais to just short of Doveu, UK, Brexit, cultural purgeeueuer. This will be called the EU migrant disposal system. 4. The EU, having decided to prevent further internal dissent, will build a new Atlantic Wall stretching from Scandinavia to the Rock of Gibraltar. It will be manned with members of the new EU Grande Army. 5. Fearful that the UK might[…]

Ladies and gentleman. Take your seats for the fight of the century. In the left corner is the champion of the Labour rank and file. The Maximus Decimus Meridius of the working classes. Defender of the weak. Protector of the poor. The politician unafraid to be unpopular in his quest for what he sees as doing the right thing. In the right corner is the Mighty Eagle. Adamantine claws ready to rend the flesh of those unworthy of the mantle of Labour leadership. Her battle cry able to tear the very soul out of those who disagree with the wisdom of the PLP. Her voting record proudly displays her, apparently, more electable political views. Yes, we are in for a[…]

The interesting times continue for British politics… In the Labour corner….. We have Jeremy Corbyn at bay. His MPs mostly queuing up to slide the metaphorical blade into his back. The rank and file Labour supporters, apparently, like Corbyn, his “old” Labour approach and are seen as the insurmountable barrier to the removal of The Big C. In the Tory corner…. We have a bit of girl on girl action as May and Leadsom battle it out for the heart of the Conservative Party. May is seen as the dull pair of dependable hands and Leadsom is seen as more in touch with the Tory rank and file – who seem to be far more right wing than the average[…]

There’s a vocal group of people bemoaning the fact that the UK dared to vote for Brexit during the recent EU Referendum. (And I don’t really have a problem with that, they’re just exercising their right to freedom of expression.) But I was left wondering exactly who the Remainers should be blaming for their failure to win that infamous referendum. Let’s look at the three centres of Pro-EU feeling in the UK, as shown by the EU Referendum results. Data sourced from the Electoral Commission website. Here’s what I found. Northern Ireland Vote for remain: 440,707 Total Electorate: 1,260,955 Percentage of the total electorate that voted remain? 34.9% Scotland Vote for remain: 1,661,191 Total Electorate: 3,987,112 Percentage of the total[…]