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I’m uninspired; but I’m voting to oppose the Far Left extremists

I’m uninspired; but I’m voting to oppose the Far Left extremists

When I cast my vote in this general election I will, for the most part, be voting against something rather than for anything. I don’t endorse Theresa May’s illiberal instincts, her paternalistic philosophy or desire for economic interventionism; nor do I think her Brexit strategy is grounded in what’s best […]

by × June 8, 2017 ×

#GE4L, Elections, Leftwatch, News

Harry and the magical manifesto

Harry and the magical manifesto

Harry Styles’ declaration in The Sunday Times that he will vote ‘for whoever is against Brexit’ on the basis that ‘the world should be more about being together and being better together and joining together, and I think it’s the opposite of that,’ seemed to confirm much of what I […]

by × May 16, 2017 ×

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The Labour manifesto is a ruinous blueprint for a socialist Britain

The Labour manifesto is a ruinous blueprint for a socialist Britain

The leak of the Labour manifesto is either further evidence of the leadership’s utter incompetence, or speaks volumes about the deep divisions further opening between the Far Left and the rest of the Party. If it was a strategic leak; it shows the leadership’s ineptitude as it gives the Conservative […]

by × May 11, 2017 ×

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Protesters throwing pieces of paving during and metal tubes at riot police during clashes at Bankova str, Kiev, Ukraine. December 1, 2013.

Leftist rioters give peaceful protesters a bad name

We have all probably heard that phrase ‘taking your anger out on the wrong person’ or had someone tell us ‘don’t take your anger out on me’. Well, perhaps no one said this to the rioters who wreaked havoc in Washington DC on the day of Donald Trump’s inauguration as […]

by × January 23, 2017 ×

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Have Yourself a Merryless Little Christmas

Have Yourself a Merryless Little Christmas

The last person who was as intent on banning fun as today’s  left wingers was Oliver Cromwell. Whereas he thought it was a sin to celebrate Christmas by singing and eating too much and essentially made England into a giant naughty corner where civilians would sit and mull their unChristian […]

by × December 24, 2016 ×

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Permission to speak Mrs Blair?

It may be trite to point out that recent events have opened the eyes of a bemused political elite; but it’s only a matter of time before the temporarily extended Overton window, is slammed in the faces of the dissenting hoi polloi. MPs that seek re-election in 2020 are cognisant […]

by × December 6, 2016 ×

Elections, Foreign Affairs, Leftwatch

2016: The year post-democratic politics went mainstream

2016: The year post-democratic politics went mainstream

November 25 was a date of cosmic importance this year. Jupiter joined a waning crescent Moon in the dawn sky, “bleeding inside each other’s wounds,” according to the America’s Most Haunted Twitter account, whatever that means. But it wasn’t the only event of cosmic significance to occur that evening. As the […]

by × December 1, 2016 ×

Leftwatch, News

Fidel Castro was a murderous tyrant and should be nobody’s icon

Fidel Castro was a murderous tyrant and should be nobody’s icon

Fidel Castro was an icon of the Left. Today numerous Left wing politicians and commentators will talk about the “good that he did” before they acknowledge the down side. They are blinkered; nothing excuses his tyranny and record of human rights abuses The death of Fidel Castro has immediately exposed the […]

by × November 26, 2016 ×

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Are the masses too stupid to know what’s good for them?

If Brexit was a wakeup call for the authoritarian Left, their attempts to frustrate the process reveals a latent grogginess, as they repeatedly hit the snooze button. Our friends across the pond, with their typically audacious MO, have opted for an even louder alarm with flashing lights and a vexatious […]

by × November 20, 2016 ×

America, Elections, Leftwatch

10 million former Democrats and Trump voters may have more in common than they realise

10 million former Democrats and Trump voters may have more in common than they realise

Something about the past two days has really annoyed me: the characterisation of all of the people who voted Trump as racists and bigots. Yes, we know that some Trump voters are indeed those things – but that doesn’t mean that the 59.6 million Americans voted Republican in this election […]

by × November 10, 2016 ×

Home Affairs, Leftwatch, Liberty

1984: Admiring Maggie from a pit village

1984: Admiring Maggie from a pit village

By Janet Elliott. It was 1984 and I was 18 years old. I’d grown up, gone to school and was now working in a shoe shop in Maltby, a pit village in South Yorkshire. Most of my friends worked down the pit or came from mining families. I had some […]

by × November 3, 2016 ×

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The financial dealings of union fat cats should be investigated

By David Warren Many moons ago during my brief youthful flirtation with Trotskyism, the nature of what was then the Soviet Union was debated endlessly. The orthodox line was that the USSR was a degenerated workers state whose ruling elite closely resembled a trade union bureaucracy here in the West. […]

by × October 17, 2016 ×