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The UK Riots: A Simple Case of Jealousy and the Problems of Democracy

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The recent UK riots in no way can be justified. Indeed, those who seem to be justifying are left leaning ‘experts’ or so called liberals. What the riots have made apparent is this way of thinking needs to stop. Indeed, if we continue on this path then it may be the case that scum in society may get away, literally, with murder.

The riots were not disaffected young people trying to Continue reading

Pop will analyse itself (in a hundred years time)?

Pussycat Dolls

Pussycat Dolls

“The poets down here don’t write nothin’ at all
They just stand back and let it all be” –
Bruce Springsteen, Jungleland (from Born To Run)

Regular readers may have noticed how I have recently been despairing about the fear of values and integrity characteristic of the Labour party and the mainstream British left in general. I now turn my attentions to art and culture. Particularly music which has been worrying me for Continue reading

Time for a cigarette: How smokers are being persecuted

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Smoking ban: Too heavily policed?

A group of five American tobacco companies have sued the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) over the graphic warnings that are placed on the cigarette (and presumably other tobacco products) packaging. Their argument? The images are part of a wider FDA plan to curb smoking in the US, which requires companies to promote the government’s anti-smoking agenda – which the tobacco Continue reading

The end of the beginning for Libya?

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Libyan Rebels

Six months and on almost 100,000 casualties, over half murdered by Gaddafi, what’s next for Libya?  The first thing is for the National Transitional Council to unite the separate factions.  While most Libyans support them the ‘rebels’ are still very un-united in how Libya will be ruled.  They will have to ensure Libya remains one country and that people do not try to take advantage.  The other major obstacle will be to ensure Continue reading

Britain has become savage and barbarian. Order must be restored.

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This man lost his son because of the barbaric depths Britain has sunk to

Following the riots and some of the aftermath from Berlin cast a perspective that was both troubling and uplifting.

Troubling because the orgiastic delight in wanton destruction on display in London and elsewhere is echoed in the sadistic grins of Nazis tormenting Jews in the photographs in Berlin’s extensive network of Holocaust sites; both, notwithstanding the irony that Hitler’s stormtroopers would have seen themselves as biologically superior to many of 2011’s rioters, remind us of the fragility of our civilisation. Continue reading

The war of the flea: the riots and our government’s response.

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We must be cautious in how we respond to the riots

Listening to Theresa May’s proposal that the police should be provided with powers to implement a curfew across an area in the case of civil disobedience brought to mind an extract from Robert Taber’s excellent The War of The Flea. Taber’s argues that in response to terrorism, sabotage and insurrection in a guerrilla war “it will be a remarkable government that will not be driven to stern repressive measures – curfews, the suspension of civil liberties, a ban on popular assembly, illegal acts that can only deepen popular opposition, creating a vicious Continue reading

Boris Johnson: Another four years as mayor and then Party leader?

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Boris Johnson: What's in his head?

With a second term of London mayoralty looming for Boris Johnson, A.P. Schrader asks whether another four years as London Mayor is necessary to shed his buffoon image? And, with the shedding of the buffoon image, what are his prospects for party leadership?

What is Boris up to? It is a question I find myself pondering more and more of late as the Mayor of London continues to run foul of his Continue reading

Textbook Economics: Why you can’t get a job

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The VAT harmed industry

Wondering how the government’s economic decisions make it hard for you to find a job. Terence White explains…

The answer is simple.

First, it is vital to remember what the biggest expenditure of every business is: wages. Second, it is also important to remember what business need to make money: products and customers. Thirdly, we must also take into account what businesses aim to do: raise the standard of living by making money for themselves. We must also take note that an economy’s money is Continue reading

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