The resignation of Tim Farron as Leader of the Liberal Democrats comes at the end of an election in which his thoughts on gay sex marred a week or more of campaigning. Far too much in an election campaign of only seven weeks. Once an old interview of Tim Farron squirming his way around the… Continue reading The Strange Death of British Liberalism
The exit poll for the UK Election 2017 is predicting a hung parliament. Meaning no party will have a majority. Exit polls have been wrong in the past, but not by a great deal. The Conservative party could still achieve a majority but it will not be what Theresa May wished for when she called… Continue reading UK Election 2017 EXIT POLL – Hung Parliament
The Guardian has conducted an investigation into sexual harassment on UK university campuses. The word they have chosen to describe their findings is ‘epidemic’. In fact the title of the article is “Sexual harassment ‘at epidemic levels’ in UK universities”. Making you think it must be pretty high. Well before we go on let us… Continue reading The Guardian’s Dishonest Use of the Word Epidemic
The Wall Street Journal published an article deriding recent videos by YouTube sensation PewDiePie, real name Felix Kjellberg, due to Nazi and anti-Semitic content used for comedic ends. Kjellberg has the largest and most watched channel on YouTube at 53million subscribers, making him a juicy target for sensationalism. The WSJ interprets the inclusion of such… Continue reading PewDiePie – A Racist?!
Philip Davies, Conservative MP, and Caroline Lucas, Green MP, where recently interviewed jointly on the BBC following Davies appointment to the Women and Equalities Committee for which Lucas seemed quite disappointed about but without a clear reason. For the record I would argue Davies is a good pick precisely because he has a different ideological background… Continue reading Philip Davies is a good choice for the Women and Equalities Committee
A British politician, Ben Bradshaw MP, of the Labour Party has spouted some utter nonsense. He has claimed Russia “probably” interfered with the EU referendum early this year. Not only does he make this claim but also admits that there is no evidence for it in the following sentence. If you hold this view privately,… Continue reading Stop blaming Russia for your failures
Finally Austria has re-run its election between the independent (former Green) candidate Alexander Van der Bellen and the Freedom Party of Austria candidate Norbert Hofer. The election was originally held in May this year. The Austrian Constitutional Court found that postal votes had been improperly counted, that votes had been annulled in 20 out of… Continue reading Austria Re-run Election Results