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 for the Social Justice Age. Although, from such a position of “disadvantage”, one can probably expect the Steptoe and Son style theatre-like More...

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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...

By P W Laurie On Tuesday, May 16th, 2017

For “Strong and stable” read “Stronger In” (or no UKIP, no vote)

This article is actually the third and last one in the series “The Tory Fake Brexit Candidates” (first two here, and here), but there is a broader point to make, thus the irregular title. It should also be the More...

By P W Laurie On Friday, November 4th, 2016

High Court attempts to secure Westminster Vassal for EU

An individual has a right to self defence, but in the modern political climate his enemies will try to convince him that he doesn’t by telling him that if he exercises his right, then he is being violent, or an More...

By P W Laurie On Wednesday, June 22nd, 2016

Project Fear becomes Project Dog Whistle

A pattern emerges of very good – nay, exceptionally good fortune for the British Government. When it wants a war on Saddam Hussein citing a War on Terror – and a dodgy dossier – a weapons expert happens More...

By P W Laurie On Saturday, May 16th, 2015

“Tory victory” GE2015 narrative wrong; real winner now attracting media’s post-election ire

When the BBC’s exit poll was announced on the night of 7th May, certain politicians and political commentators expressed incredulity. Previously, the opinion polls had had Labour and the Tories neck and neck – More...

By P W Laurie On Wednesday, December 5th, 2012

As Britons are told Kate Middleton’s offspring WILL rule, can fraud of monarchy be opposed?

A trip to Marks and Spencer’s very early yesterday morning and the only till open was choked by a customer who had already, somehow, managed to do a week’s worth of shopping. A couple of other people were also More...