The Strange Death of British Liberalism

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

UK Election 2017 EXIT POLL – Hung Parliament

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

Philip Davies is a good choice for the Women and Equalities Committee

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

Stop blaming Russia for your failures

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

Austria Re-run Election Results

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

Victoria, Australia to start teaching ‘male privilege’ in schools

Victoria, Australia is planning to start a compulsory course in primary and secondary schools on ‘respectful relationships’. An honourable goal, and possibly necessary right now. However, it instantly falls over itself and is destined to fail. It does contain some excellent material, about laws, UN Resolutions, and laws of countries other than Australia, as well… Continue reading Victoria, Australia to start teaching ‘male privilege’ in schools

Scotland Yard launches Twitter Stasi

Earlier last month it was revealed that Scotland Yard is investing £1.7million into a ‘Twitter Squad’ after numerous threatening and abusive Tweets had been sent to a whole range of people including MPs, activists, and others. Now abuse, offensive jokes, and threats have been on the internet since the beginning. People behind a screen will… Continue reading Scotland Yard launches Twitter Stasi