UK Government is going to install a Fake Brexit enacting Tory executive; don’t rubberstamp it by voting

Where are the plaudits for FBEL? A rhetorical question, of course: in Britain, when one is correct against the grain of disinformed opinion, wishful thinking and plain idiocy, and then in the face of sore feelings caused by intellectual investment proved mistakenly spent, then one will assuredly be wrong in the future, and not worth the looking at. More...

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By P W Laurie On Wednesday, August 14th, 2019

As BBC admits licence fee refusal impacts its viability, with the end of over-75 subsidy, even more “evasion” ahead

In June the BBC released its Group Annual Report and Accounts 2018/19, and the headline information had to be a 3.7% decrease in income by licence fee revenue. While this was blamed on the phased reduction of government More...

By P W Laurie On Wednesday, April 24th, 2019

EU elections: a blue square brick in blue square hole situation; only idiots would vote

Such is the Government’s control of the means by which perception is managed, it is very hard to gauge the success of its attempt to have people want to take part in next month’s once redundant, now “necessary” More...

By P W Laurie On Wednesday, March 27th, 2019

Delegitimising Parliament: why “we the people” must stop voting

Brexit: an example, par excellence, that British Government, which organises Parliament to these ends, is not about representing, let alone producing what voters want; it is about driving through what it wants, More...

By P W Laurie On Tuesday, January 15th, 2019

Taxation truly is theft: a “sitrep”

In a long running dispute between the household from whence FBEL issues forth (let’s put it like that), hereafter referred to as us/we, and the local authority (the Council), the former, as a co-defendant, has More...

By P W Laurie On Thursday, June 28th, 2018

Old lessons found in surprising places: Sitcom, Aristotelian liberalism, and social engineering

When one refuses to consume the programming that constitutes television broadcasting, it is impossible to contrast old school insult-driven, dialogue heavy, one-liner situation comedy with whatever is being produced More...

By P W Laurie On Tuesday, May 1st, 2018

So, the British Government is entirely corrupt. What happens next?

Last week, the Russian envoy to the Organisation for the Prohibition  of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) brought Syrian witnesses to Brussels. They were people who told a story of a fabricated chemical weapons attack on More...

By P W Laurie On Wednesday, December 6th, 2017

BBC “silent weapon” damaged and vulnerable to increasing refusal to pay licence fee

The people at the BBC are worried; it said so in a National Audit Office document entitled TV Licence Fee Collection; Report by the Comptroller and Auditor General presented to the BBC Trust Value for Money Committee. More...

By P W Laurie On Friday, December 1st, 2017

“Silent Weapons for Quiet Wars”, Parts 2 & 3; Trump, Twitter & The Matrix

This is the second article on “Silent Weapons for Quiet Wars”, and it was promised, in the first of the series, to be about “the use of media for creating diversion and confusion”. How lucky we are, then, More...

By P W Laurie On Thursday, October 5th, 2017

English Civil War, American Revolution, Catalonian Independence, Brexit

As the reader probably knows, there have been two very high profile independence referenda recently; in Iraq, the one largely in the territory now identified as “Kurdish”, but that has historically been conquered More...