Track and Trace, and the difference between Covid-19 and “from/with coronavirus”

Because the NHS always was about societal control, there should be no surprises that, yesterday in England, it launched a system that encourages people to inform on one another. Test and trace, or track and trace as some people are calling it, reads like a tool of authoritarianism the East German Stasi would deploy – although of course, the NHS can More...

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By P W Laurie On Friday, January 31st, 2020
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Citizenship as cheap as chips: UK Government’s stick to beat Britons is a rod for its own back

As much as the British Government, fronted these days by Boris Johnson and a “Get Brexit Done” Tory executive branch, is convincing the Leave-voting British public (which is, generally, the part of the plebeian More...

By P W Laurie On Friday, November 15th, 2019
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The Brexit Party has repositioned, is selling something new, but its primary role continues to be to generate election turnout

No one can deny that since Monday, when Nigel Farage dropped all previous objections to the Tories’ Withdrawal Agreement (or Article 50 treaty with the EU), the Brexit Party has taken a different tack in its campaigning. More...

By P W Laurie On Wednesday, October 16th, 2019
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On the eve of British forever-EU undeadness, Bulgaria provides an object lesson

There’s a scene in the first Steptoe and Son movie where Albert, caught ill in Spain while on Harold’s honeymoon, says he wants to go home where he can be seen by a British doctor. When Harold points out that More...

By P W Laurie On Thursday, October 3rd, 2019
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Now the fight to leave the EU really starts

The Tory Executive has tweaked the Article 50 treaty in one place, and now there are positive noises from the EU. Michel Barnier (the EU’s Chief Negotiator), for example: “There is progress”. Jean-Claude Juncker More...

By P W Laurie On Wednesday, September 25th, 2019
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UK Government shows willing to sacrifice justice system in pursuit of Fake Brexit – likely to continue beyond October 31st

The less said about Boris Johnson’s prorogation the better: it was always intended as theatre. It’s not about one side of the political aisle frustrating another – it’s about bamboozling the public.  More...

By P W Laurie On Monday, August 19th, 2019
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The Boris Johnson “bait and switch” operation: you won’t be buying what you think he’s selling

The effort to scare Leave-voters into tolerating an Article 50 treaty has taken a turn into bizarre and perhaps desperate territory. As the UK Government plays chess with itself and a nation observes, it has brought More...

By P W Laurie On Saturday, August 3rd, 2019
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At Brecon and Radnorshire by-election, least voter participation since 1922; Remain extremists gaslight a nation

After the Brecon and Radnorshire by-election, which came about under circumstances more implausible than those which generated the recent same such vote in Peterborough, the elephant in the room of interpretive More...

By P W Laurie On Saturday, June 1st, 2019
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Brexit Party (versus the Lib Dems) as new device in continuing project to obtain Fake Brexit

After the European vote, there is talk of the Brexit Party being capable of pulling off a coup in a general election, but we have been here before. In 2014, UKIP sent a lot of credible people (on the surface) to More...

By P W Laurie On Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019
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Summary: voting in the European election is a dumb thing to do if you want Britain to leave the EU

The European election [to return representatives to the European Parliament] is being held in Britain tomorrow. It is the poll that never should have been, because the country should have left the EU on the 29th More...

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