Government fights to retake the initiative as BBC looks to get slaughtered by licence fee refusal

It will not have escaped the reader’s notice that in recent weeks the nation has been having a debate about the funding of the BBC. At least, this is how the people who set the agenda for political discourse would no doubt characterise the sudden media environment so that it sounds as if the Government has the slightest bit of interest regarding how More...

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By P W Laurie On Friday, February 14th, 2020

At last a proper understanding of “Blade Runner”: a retelling of Masonic lore

Continuing the informal and infrequent series in which literary criticism of movies reveals the retelling of Masonic lore, this article is dedicated to a film that seems to have evaded proper scrutiny and articulation More...

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

The Midsomer Murder solved? Part One: an abundance of DNA, after all

The reader might be very surprised to learn that the Surrey and Sussex police force has “solved” the Midsomer Murder mystery – otherwise known as the so-called Valerie Graves case. The nickname, the reader More...

By P W Laurie On Tuesday, June 4th, 2019

It’s Brexit Party snakeoil, however the stars align: the conjunction of Bilderberg, Trump and Peterborough

Our reaction to discovering that “Brexit” was listed as a topic of discussion at the American top-heavy Bilderberg group meeting that took place this weekend just gone should be one of “what the hell has it More...

By P W Laurie On Wednesday, May 8th, 2019

For the simple sake of disruption and discombobulation: the Gavin Williamson sacking

Because someone needs to, let us be the ones, dear reader, to think a little while upon the sacking of Gavin Williamson from his role in the UK Government as Defence Secretary.  Those people who remain silly enough More...

By P W Laurie On Saturday, April 20th, 2019

Notre Dame, Assange, and the non-existent Skripal ducks; alternative media does its thing

Notre Dame. To mimic Woody Allen in the film, Manhattan Murder Mystery, it was an accidental fire, folks. The original line in the movie from whence the phrase has been adapted is “it was a coronary, folks” More...

By P W Laurie On Friday, April 12th, 2019

Newport West and the EU elections; Part Two: shrugging off the message, denying the further likelihood of low turnout

This is the second article in a series, the first part of which can be read here. Paul Goodman is a former Tory MP for Wycombe. He writes for the ConservativeHome website; in fact he appears to be an editor. He More...

By P W Laurie On Thursday, April 11th, 2019

Newport West and the EU elections; Part One: Government gets the message, renews efforts to have “tax revenue” participate

There was an election in Newport last week, and it’s a sure bet that the British Government had one of its see-in-the-pitch-black Morlock eyes fixed on it with a view to understanding what it needs to do to encourage More...

By P W Laurie On Sunday, February 24th, 2019

Undead, still being flogged: “Tommy Robinson’s” resurrected career as street protest provocateur stinketh, refuses to come forth

Watch out! Like a latter day Jeremy Beadle, “Tommy Robinson” is about – and executing “gotchas” on unsuspecting, lying, fraudulent, racist celebrity journalists. At least that’s the mythology that More...

By P W Laurie On Monday, February 18th, 2019
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Shamima Begum (a clue might be in the name) and the inconvenient truth about ISIS

This last week a British “school girl” living in Syria created a huge media furore because she was a supposed “ISIS bride” and had expressed a desire to return to Britain. In October 2017, corporate-media More...