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 doctor in question is a Pakistani, Albert replies “it counts as British”. What the older reader might recognise is a British cultural More...

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By P W Laurie On Friday, October 11th, 2019
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The Brexit Party, and the business of being on the gravy train in the name of being against that sort of thing

There appears, of late, to be a tendency in corporate-media to have its consumership apprehend a general election in the not too distant future. Perhaps it will take place as soon as the Tory Executive achieves 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 Sunday, September 29th, 2019
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The Jo Cox related incendiary language psyop: engineering tolerance of Fake Brexit

And so, the resurrected House of Commons spent the first day of the time it otherwise would have lost being prorogued manufacturing a scandal for a psyop. For a period now approaching a year, here at FBEL, there 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 Thursday, September 19th, 2019
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Houthis punch the Whore of Babylon on the nose: Iran must be blamed to save face, and more besides

The internet is devoid of any sensible, level-headed commentary regarding the logistics bombing operation, carried out Saturday 14th September, by the Houthis (“anti-Saudi” Yemenis, for simplicity’s sake) More...