Irexit? No. A Chance To Redefine Ireland

Irexit? No. A Time To Redefine Ireland

The intelligentsia's very own Katie Hopkins has spoken; Ireland must leave the EU.  In her recent commentary, (aka mad outburst), Melanie Phillips states that it is in Ireland's best interests to do so.  On her blog/website, me me me dot com, the great oracle redirects the reader to Ray Basset's pamphlet outlining the case for another political amputation. Ray Bassett, former Irish ambassador to Canada and an avid Irish Tory, views Ireland solely through the lens of historical dependence on Britain.

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All Along The Watchtower

All Along The Watchtower

 The Grenfell Tower. Still, the horrors unfold. Naturally, we all want answers but they are slow in coming which means anger boils like tar in a cauldron; a simmering brew of hurt stirred to rage by the impotent feelings of utter frustration. Do we blame Theresa May for this tragedy? Is she the one who is responsible, the one who is accountable for this horror? Before we even begin to seek answers to those questions first let’s ask is she fit for office? Do we want someone as Prime Minister who dithers, changes their mind with each subsequent sound bite? In my view, she is unfit for the role she finds herself in. She flip-flops from one populist viewpoint to another.  As much as I disliked Margaret Thatcher’s policies, the self-same policies that propel the current administration, at least Maggie would have been there the Wednesday the tragedy struck. Even so, the fire was not the result of Theresa May’s ineptitude as PM but categorically the fault of the neoliberal policies she, and Cameron, inherited from dear old Maggie.

It’s a confidence trick, a conceited tick running like ice cream down the chin of the narcissistic elite. Cut costs to gild the frame, the frame they have placed around the lives of the few, and a yoke around the necks of the bovine masses whose lives are reduced to that of drones. Now the muted buzz has gone from a mild rumble to a ceaseless roar. People are not meant to live like this.  read more

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A Jolly Good Election But What Does It All Mean?

Hooray, or Hoorah, we’ve all won … and we’ve all lost.  What an extraordinary election result!  I spent an evening as an outsider  in a Stroud pub where the new Labour MP and his supporters were ‘over the moon’ celebrating his return and the election result. I am happy for Stroud, and Kensington, and Brighton, and where I live.  Okay but …  has anything really changed? read more

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The Dark Side Of The Moon

The Dark Side Of The Moon

It was a case of whether Theresa May could weather the storm, or whether she couldn’t. The outcome always being in the hands of the British electorate, who, like the Pink Floyd song, cling on in quiet desperation trembling in fear of change, any change. The austerity we as a population have had to endure ensures the weak exist whilst the rich live. The same conceit was perpetrated on us by Mrs Thatcher when she told us people that we had to tighten our belts. We in the UK have had a lifetime of tightening our belts to such a degree the belt now resembles a tourniquet.  Austerity is nothing less than a political poker hand, a sham, a fraud, one that deals the good hand to those whose jewelled fingers remain firmly around our collective jugular or, as Orwell said, a boot constantly treading on the heads of the workers. read more

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