European elections or that Labour-Tory compromise – or both? The relentess promotion of Farage, whichever

YouGov has published another opinion poll on voting intention for the EU elections. The commission came from Hope Not Hate, which does apparently use the services of YouGov regularly for its own nefarious purposes – this time, it seems, to encourage turnout against the actor who plays “Tommy Robinson” who, with the UK Government continuing More...

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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 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 Wednesday, April 17th, 2019

Attorney General Funbags says: Brawndo’s got what plants crave; Voting changes politics for good

Because we are in an Idiocracy, here is an easier-to-read summary paragraph that gets to the nub of the article that will follow: In film, Idiocracy, the practice of watering plants with a fizzy drink, Brawndo, More...

By P W Laurie On Sunday, April 14th, 2019

Newport West and the EU elections; Part Three: another charlatan claims to represent the people

Since the start of the 2015-17 Westminster parliament, there have been thirteen by-elections in the UK. Five of these have had turnouts of less than 40%. Please note, then, that just because a parliamentary constituency 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 Thursday, April 4th, 2019

Not paying, Part One: Remember no taxation without representation? It’s making a comeback

The Brexit theatre that still continues after 29th March – the day when the UK Government should have repealed the European Communities Act 1972, and didn’t – is the Parliament blowing hard as it dies More...