The Labour MP David Lammy appears not to have grasped that the Nazis killed 6 million, or more, innocents – brutally murdered them in gas chambers, by all accounts.
In likening a faction in the Tory party to the Nazis Mr Lammy reflects the total collapse of values in British politics. Like so much in the vacuity which passes nowadays for public discourse these days we see events of real seriousness devalued. Continue reading “Bosh in modern UK politics”
Julian Assange has been arrested on a US extradition warrant.
Julian Assange has committed no crimes on UK soil (except breach of bail, which is a separate matter). The charges in the US are political matters. In essence Assange published information related to US lies and war crimes (e.g. the infamous massacre committed by laughing Apache pilots) committed in the course of an illegal invasion of Iraq. None of this is contentious. Plain matters of fact.
It is horrible indictment of the absolute gutter the UK political class lives in that they have permitted some thugs to drag Assange from the embassy and bundle him into a van. Such actions are worthy of Nazi Germany.
The longer this takes, the greater the risk of the UK never leaving at all. It would mean letting the Brexit that the British people voted for slip through our fingers. I will not stand for that. It is essential we deliver what people voted for, and to do that we need to get a deal over the line.
This writer just can’t understand this. And Theresa May is not the only one who goes on about how we ‘must’ leave the EU because ‘the people voted for it’. Continue reading “Brexit madness”
There is sometimes a call that people who peddle hate-speech should be “de-platformed”. We should, it is suggested, deny them the “oxygen of publicity”, which they crave. But when it comes to hating Russia and spreading false stories and myths all is open season. Strange. At least; irrational. Continue reading “We were wrong but Russia is responsible for us being wrong (The BBC’s correspondent on Mueller)”
Democracy means government by the people.
With party politics as practiced in the UK we have two dinosaurs tottering about the landscape each trying to make itself relevant and ‘popular’ while fighting each other to death. Continue reading “Brexit – a failure of party political ‘democracy’”
The Russian parliament has just passed a law which makes it an offence to insult  the state or its symbols.  The offence is punishable by a fine or a period of administrative detention of 15 days. Continue reading “Fake news on Russia in the Guardian”