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Discussing Economics, Brexit & Morality on The True Money Show

I was privileged to be invited onto the True Money Show, hosted by David Simpson, where we discussed a range of topics including the economic woes of the European Union, why bailing out failed banks with public money is not what you could call a good idea, the reasons why people voted for Brexit, and whether an economic system based on immorality can endure. You can listen to the show here or by clicking on the link below: True Money Show 072716 […]

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Russian Aggression: A Cheesy Novel From the Atlantic Council

General Sir Richard Shirreff, author of the novel, 2017: War with Russia, has just co-authored a new report on behalf of the Atlantic Council. In Arming for Deterrence, he and Maciej Olex-Szczytowski claim that the threat to Poland from a “resurgent Russia” is now so imminent that the Polish Government must take immediate steps to prepare the country for forthcoming invasion (interestingly, Pan Olex-Szczytowski happens to be Adviser on Poland to BAE Systems, Europe’s largest company in the Defence Sector). I confess that I haven’t […]

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Like a Great Supine, Protoplasmic, Invertebrate Jelly, Boris Johnson Falls Into Line With U.S. Foreign Policy

Well that didn’t take long. Like a Great Supine, Protoplasmic, Invertebrate Jelly, (to quote his own words), Britain’s new Foreign Secretary has fallen into line with U.S. foreign policy with remarkable speed. This despite the fact that the position he now apparently supports is fundamentally at odds with the position he held prior to assuming his new role. That position is with regard to Syria, but before I come to the July 2016 Mr Johnson, let me first remind readers […]

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The Totalitarianism of #Uniteagainsthate

Where do you stand on hate? Are you for it or against it? Surely you can #uniteagainsthate, or one of the many similar hashtags trending on Twitter? I mean what could possibly be wrong with uniting against hate? We should all hate hate, shouldn’t we? The first response to those peddling this nonsense is to say that we are all haters. As creatures made in the image of God, we are designed to hate. We are designed to hate because […]

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Religion is the Cause of all Wars? Well, Apart From … and … and … and oh Yes … and There Was … Not to Mention … But Apart From Them…

I haven’t posted an excerpt from my book, A Christian and an Unbeliever Discuss: Life, the Universe and Everything, for some time, so I thought it’s time for another. You can order a copy by clicking on the front cover on the column on the side. ‘And well might he have said that,’ remarked Alex sardonically, ‘since religion is the cause of all wars.’ ‘Well, apart from the Iraq war, the Falklands War, the Vietnam War, the Korean War, the […]

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The Tory Party: A Chinese Restaurant Without Chinese Food

Imagine a man who takes his wife to a restaurant on her birthday. It is the Blue Dragon, a Chinese restaurant, because Chinese is her favourite food. They order some dim sum, followed by chow mein, kung po chilli king prawns, and egg fried rice. They then sit talking to one another, anticipating the arrival of the food. The waitress comes and places the food in front of them. A burger and cheese for him and a hot dog for […]

To Kill a Being

Ann Furedi and the Immoral Case for Abortion

Has Ann Furedi, Chief Executive of Britain’s biggest abortion provider, BPAS, just admitted being responsible for killing 66,000 human beings in the last year? Judging by a comment she makes in her new book, I would say that absolutely she has. In The Moral Case for Abortion, Mrs Furedi has written that there is nothing morally wrong with destroying a “foetus” because: “it kills a being that has no sense of life or death.” There are two parts to this […]

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Brexit: Be Prepared for the Mother of all Stitch-ups

I don’t usually like to indulge in prophetic utterances, and I’m not sure I would describe this as such an attempt – more an informed hunch – but I believe that the 17,410,742 people who just expressed their opinion in a democratic vote to leave the European Union are about to find themselves involved in what can only be described as the mother of all stitch ups. Brexit just isn’t going to happen!!! What makes me so sure? Well there […]

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Brexit Rage: The Enlightened Facebook Thoughts of a Disgruntled Young Remainer

Warning: This Piece Contains Levels of Satire Which Could Seriously Damage Your Health I still can’t believe that so many people could be THAT STUPID to vote us out and ruin the country I mean it’s a TOTAL MOCKERY OF DEMOCRACY that so many people who were so ill informed and so full of bigotry and hate could even be allowed to vote about MY FUTURE I tell you I’m so ANGRY about it now that I can’t even tell you how […]

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Thoughts on Brexit: New Political Force Needed to Counter the Establishment Meocracy

“To my mind, democracy has failed us. Democracy has failed us because it was ill-informed. I just want all of you to know that when you leave here we can change that decision. It is possible.” So said Blur’s Damon Albarn, to resounding applause, at the beginning of this year’s Glastonbury festival. He’s clearly not the only one who feels that way. Social media seems to be abuzz with such sentiments from the sorts of people who constantly trumpet the […]

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New Hollywood Blockbuster — Palmyra: Saving Civilization

Weeks after the Syrian Army, backed by Russian airstrikes, liberated the ancient city of Palmyra from the Islamic State — praise God — and still no comment from Western leaders. Obama, he say nothing! Cameron, he say nothing! Merkel, she say nothing! Haven’t they heard? They surely have. By their fruits ye shall know them! Since the silence of Western leaders and the occasional grudging acknowledgement in the media has left the Western public almost entirely ignorant of this wonderful victory over evil, it […]

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The Real Lesson From Orlando

It truly is in keeping with our narcissistic, must-have-it-now culture that it takes about an hour after a mass killing for politicians and the media to give us the reasons, motives and lessons to be learnt from the atrocity. It’s ISIS! It’s terrorism! It’s guns! It’s homophobia! Yet if we have learnt anything in the aftermath of the Orlando killings, it should be this: Maybe best to wait at least a few days before pronouncing with certainty on the motives […]

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Sir Ian McKellen Spells Out the Real Choice Before Britain on 23rd June

Sir Ian McKellen recently weighed in with one of the more interesting comments in the run up to the EU referendum. He said: “If I were to look at ‘in’ or ‘out’ from that point of view, there’s only one point, which is to stay. If you’re a gay person, you’re an internationalist. I don’t want us to retract. I don’t want to and I won’t, whatever the vote happens to be.” His own fear is of course misplaced. Even […]

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Recovering Objective Truth Part 2 – The World That God Made

In the first part of this piece, I tried to get to the root of the major cultural and societal changes that have come upon us over the last century or so, and I made the case that what we are seeing is Hegelian Dialecticism in action. This idea, from the 19th Century German philosopher Georg Hegel, proposes a marketplace of ideas (thesis and antithesis) which tend to compete with one another to produce a new idea (synthesis). Now this […]

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Putin Weaponises Crosshairs, Foiling Plans to Keep Romania & Poland Safe From Iranian WMDs

At a recent ceremony in Deveselu, Romania, the Aegis Ashore Missile Defense System (AAMDS) was declared operationally certified — a key milestone in Phase II of the European Phased Adaptive Approach (EPAA). According to U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa/U.S. 6th Fleet Public Affairs: This Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) System represents a significant increase in the capability to defend NATO European territory from attacks originating outside the Euro-Atlantic area, and is a key milestone in the development of NATO Ballistic Missile Defense.  If […]

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Recovering Objective Truth: Part 1 – The World That Hegel Made

My latest piece for Samaritan Ministries International “The basic problem of the Christians in this country in the last 80 years or so, in regard to society and in regard to government,” wrote Francis Schaeffer in his Christian Manifesto, “is that they have seen things in bits and pieces instead of totals.” What he meant was that whilst Christians have seen a whole host of evils creeping into society and culture, they have tended to treat them as isolated issues […]

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The Future is Bright: The Future is Christian

This last Tuesday, I was privileged to attend The Conservative Woman’s first forum, where the motion being debated by Peter Hitchens (Mail on Sunday) and Tim Stanley (Daily Telegraph) was “Christianity has no future in Britain”. The event was chaired by TCW’s very own Kathy Gyngell, who remarked quite rightly that the subject under discussion is immeasurably more important than the EU referendum. For those who regularly read Mr Hitchens, it will come as no surprise that he was the […]

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Brexit: It’s Not the Economy, Stupid!

With just a few more weeks to go before the EU Referendum, I must confess to finding myself suffering from what I believe is an entirely new syndrome. Known as Brexit Boredom Condition (BBC), it flares up at least once a day when I click onto the website of Britain’s “impartial broadcaster,” to once again find myself being accosted by the “Scare the Living Daylights out of Them” Campaign. Unfortunately for them, their tactics are lost on the likes of […]

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How to Tell When Your Culture is in Free Fall

Here’s 10 quick clues to let you know when your culture is heading in a downward trajectory, poised to go splat at sometime in the near future: The choice you are given at the ballot box is between a narcissistic, egomaniac serial adulterer who is quite capable of making utterly contradictory statements in the same sentence just to get elected, and a demented psychopath who just loves the killing of unborn babies, never found a war she didn’t like, and who greeted […]

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One More Thing and I’m Leaving the Church of Zengland

My latest little gripe against the Church of England for Conservative Woman Forgive me, but I need to begin with a joke (adapted from one I once heard told about Episcopalians): Two elderly Anglican gentlemen are sitting in their pew in their local church waiting for a service to begin. Both are true believers, but have become distraught at the way the CofE has been going in recent years. Suddenly the lights dim, and a laser show accompanied by hardcore […]

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U.S., Britain, France Attempt to Bring Peace to Syria by the Clever Use of Salafist Jihadi Terrorists

According to Reuters: Britain, the United States, France and Ukraine blocked a Russian proposal at the United Nations to blacklist Syrian rebel groups Jaish al-Islam and Ahrar al-Sham for links to Islamic State and al Qaeda militants, diplomats said on Wednesday. Russia made the proposal late last month and the U.S. mission to the United Nations had signalled it would oppose the move, saying it would undermine attempts to get a sustained halt in the fighting in Syria. According to […]

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The Tasteless Philip Hammond is Unable to Rejoice at the Liberation of Palmyra From the Wahhabi Death Cult

Imagine that a group of the most fanatical ideologues on the planet had seized an historic city and carried out unspeakable atrocities there. Imagine they had lined up 25 soldiers in the ruins of an ancient ampitheater and filmed their teenage recruits executing them. Imagine that they had tortured and beheaded the 82-year-old head of antiquities in that city and hung his mutilated body on a column in a main square. Now imagine that a foreign power teamed up with […]

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Logic Dies as A no Longer Identifies as A

“Hi A. It is A, isn’t it? I hardly recognised you there. It’s B. Remember me? How are you doing?” “I’m fine. Well I’m … well it’s just … I’m …” “What is it A? Is something the matter? You don’t look quite yourself.” “Look, B. There’s something I need you to know. I’m no longer known as A.” “What do you mean you’re no longer known as A, A?” “I mean I no longer identify as A. In fact, […]

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Civilization Goes Splat!

My latest piece for Samaritan Ministries International What do you call a civilization that cannot tell the difference between a man and a woman? How about a civilization that allows men to use the female restroom because they identify as female? And a civilisation where large multinational companies boycott whole states because those states pass laws defining the terms “male” and “female” as a person’s “immutable biological sex as objectively determined by anatomy and genetics at time of birth”? What […]

Why Won’t Safe-Sex Advocates Advocate Safe-Sex to Prevent STIs?

A few weeks ago, the BBC reported on a rise in a new strain of Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI’s), which are proving to be resistant to treatment. Here is an extract from their report: “Doctors have expressed ‘huge concern’ that super-gonorrhoea has spread widely across England and to gay men. The new superbug prompted a national alert last year when it emerged in Leeds, as one of the main treatments had become useless against it. Public Health England acknowledges measures to […]

Pushing Mr Obama and the Globalist Project to the Back of the Queue

To those conservatives who have been operating under the assumption that Britain has a special relationship with a special friend called America, I do hope that Mr Obama has managed to rid you of that notion. I hope that if nothing else, Mr Obama’s typically crass intervention in the affairs of another country will have made you see the glaring truth. Although Mr Obama has made this clear in previous statements, his “back of the queue” line last Friday was […]

Chicken Licken & the Brexit

Brexit Referendum Latest: Chicken Licken Joins the ‘Staying in’ Campaign

Once upon a time there was a little chick called Chicken Licken. One day as he was scratching about in the farmyard, he was hit on the head by Government EU Referendum Propaganda. “Oh no,” cried Chicken Licken. “If we vote for sovereignty and independence the sky will fall down. I must go and tell the Queen”. On the way, Chicken Licken met the third little pig who was carrying bricks to build a house. “Where are you going in […]

The King Who Wanted to Increase His Power and Fulfil His Every Desire (or How the Graveyards are Full of Indispensable Men) Chapter 5

This is the fifth and final chapter in the adventures of the power-hungry King. Here are chapters one, two, three and four And so it came to pass that most of the womenfolk did leave off from raising their own children, and instead went to work for the barons, merchants and captains of industry. And as they did so, those who continued to refuse were declared to be stupid and backward, and in any case the cost of housing and […]

Tolerant Baker Joke

Three men walk into a bakery. “Good morning,” says the owner, “what can I do for you all?” “I’d like to order a cake iced with all the colours of the rainbow and the words ‘Celebrating same-sex marriage,’” said the first man. “Certainly. And how about you,” said the owner turning to the second man. “I’d like a cake iced with the words ‘Celebrating Tolerance and Diversity.’” “Yes of course. That’s what we’re all about here. And how about you?” […]

The King Who Wanted to Increase His Power and Fulfil His Every Desire (or How You Pay the State to Pay You to Look After Your Children) Chapter 4

Following on from chapters 1 and 2 and 3… Now it came to pass that after the King, together with the barons, merchants and captains of industrie, had spent a deal of resources on advertising and heavy propaganda to entice the womenfolk to leave off from raising their own children, that many of the womenfolk did indeed oblige. And as they did, the profits of the barons, merchants and captains of industrie grew, as did the Royal Treasury and the King’s […]

The King Who Wanted to Increase His Power and Fulfil His Every Desire (or How the State and Corporations are in Cahoots to Make us Slaves) Chapter 3

Following on from chapters 1 and 2… Now it came to pass that many marriages were dissolved, and as the bonds between the menfolk and the womenfolk grew faint, social problems were multiplied throughout the realm. But the more the problems grew, the more did the people look to the King as their benefactor, and he duly obliged by raiding the Royal Treasury to pay for a multitude of solutions. Thus did his power and the fulfilling of his every […]

The King who Wanted to Increase His Power and to Fulfil His Every Desire (or Why the State Wrecked Marriage to Turn us Into Serfs) – Chapter 2

Following on from Chapter 1 … Now it came to pass that some of the womenfolk did indeed leave their little ones and entered the workforce, and the King was delighted to see the Royal Treasury grow. Yet most of the womenfolk continued to ignore the Royal Emancipation Proclamation, choosing instead to stay at home to raise their own children. And so by and by the King’s countenance fell and once again he grew sorrowful in his heart. At last […]

The King who Wanted to Increase His Power and to Fulfil His Every Desire (or How we Became Slaves of the State) – Chapter 1

There was once a King who, despite his great wealth and power, found that he was unable to be happy. So one day, he called his twelve wise men to gather before his throne, to see if any could help. “O Great King, may you live forever,” they said. “What aileth thee and why is thy countenance fallen?” “I am indeed in very great distress of mind,” replied the King sadly, choking back tears. “I find that my thirst for […]

Cooking up a Recipe for Contentment

This is my latest piece for Samaritan Ministries International, looking at the importance of parents instilling thankfulness in their children around the meal table. One of the most common complaints I hear from other parents is how they have been unable to get their children to eat certain types of food. As you will no doubt guess, I am not talking here about burgers, or candy, or other items packed with sugar or fat. Somehow the problem most of us […]

Emotion, Scaremongering and Meaningless Platitudes: Nicky Morgan Makes Her Entry into the EU Debate

The Education Secretary, Nicky Morgan, has now waded into the debate on EU membership, bringing with her just about every device from the toolbox of the modern career politician: good use of emotive scaremongering, lots of high sounding but meaningless platitudes, all topped with a good drizzle of disingenuous nonsense. Let’s just interact with it for a few moments:  “It’s clear, that if Britain leaves Europe it will be young people who suffer the most, left in limbo while we struggle […]

Urgent Advice to the Mainstream Media in the Event of Raqqa Being Retaken

This is another letter to mainstream media journalists from TheBlogMire’s resident “Russia expert”, Russell O’Phobe Dear Friends & Colleagues, It’s been some time since I wrote to you all, and you must forgive me if in this epistle I come across as angry. No, angry is not strong enough a word. Furious would be far more appropriate. As you will know, the Syrian Army, backed up by the Russian Airforce, took back the city of Palmyra from ISIS. It is […]

Happy Resurrection Day

  Nobody prior to the resurrection anticipated it. The Jews of the 1st century believed in a general resurrection at the end of time, something that is clear from Martha’s statement to Jesus about Lazarus, that “I know he will be raised on the last day”. But they had no concept of a resurrection in the midst of time. You can read this time and time again in the reaction of the disciples when Jesus tells them what is to […]

Why is This Friday so Good?

You are in the first century and you are part of a conspiracy trying to produce tracts persuading people that a certain man was God’s Messiah (Anointed One, or Christ). Here’s a few tips to make it authentic: 1. Avoid putting in anything other than an ordinary birth narrative. Remember, your audience is just not going to go in for any claims of Messiahship from someone whose circumstances of birth might be shrouded in controversy. 2. At all costs avoid […]

Is Putin Weaponising Stupidity?

For some time I’ve been trying to develop an all-encompassing theory to account for the behaviour of Western leaders and the media over the last few years. At times their actions and the words of many of them have appeared to be, shall we say, unhinged. But it was only when I heard what the British Foreign Secretary, Philip Hammond, had to say in the House of Commons on 14th March that the penny finally dropped for me and my all-encompassing theory […]

Kennels 4 Kids

Satire Warning: May contain traces of parody, though only separated by a couple of degrees from reality. To many parents, Priscilla Kendall’s holiday plans might seem shocking. Like many others, she’ll be heading off for two weeks in the sun this summer, but unlike most parents, she won’t be taking her children with her. Instead, they will be staying at the controversial “child boarding” company Kennels 4 Kids. For Ms Kendall, who works for an investment bank, this is the […]

Rendering Unto God & Caesar for the 21st Century

If I had a denarius for every time I have heard the “render unto Caesar” argument used as a reason for why we should just pipe down about high taxation and concentrate on “spiritual” matters, I’d sure have a lot of denarii. Well okay maybe not that much, but that’s mainly because the state would no doubt come along to demand half of them upon threat of imprisonment. Still, mustn’t grumble; render unto Caesar and all that… I am on […]

Unpopular and Corrupt Government in Town: Where in the World are Nuland’s Democracy Cookies?

Anyone who thinks you can topple a corrupt government with Molotov cocktails, sniper fire and cookies and then get a better Government in its place needs to get out more or read the right books. Anyone who thinks that the ousting of a corrupt President by men in masks with a far right ideology and a Stepan Bandera fixation is going to produce any good, is deluded. Well, just over two years ago, gullible Westerners were expected to believe just that (although of course […]

Brexit: Thoughts on Leaving the European Integration Project

I’ve watched with a sort of detached amusement as Dave Cameron scuttled around Europe trying to get leaders of other countries to give him enough leeway to prevent his resignation on June 24th. I’ve been watching with even more detached amusement as politicians from the Party of the Blue Rosettes seem to have come to their decisions based on the toss of a coin. For instance, my own MP says he has been a Eurosceptic all his life, and continues […]

The Fearless Dr. Sahra Wagenknecht Tears Mrs Merkel’s Grotesque Foreign Policy to Shreds

I know nothing about the domestic policies of Dr. Sahra Wagenknecht, but I suspect that as the Chair of the German ‘Left’ Party I would be unlikely to agree with her on much, me being a SGCCL and all that (small government, conservative, Christian, libertarian). But her understanding of foreign policy is bang on, and unlike many so-called conservatives, who seem to think that regime changing other nations and meddling with their sovereignty is a conservative thing to do (it’s the opposite), […]

Frontman Obama Achieves Full Spectrum Arrogance

Back in 2008, I suppose that the neo-Trot Warlords that now run America were cock-a-hoop at the election of the man who rose from relative obscurity to the Presidency (NB. Can people stop referring to those people as neo-conservatives. Real conservatives conserve things. That’s obvious isn’t it? These revolutionaries do the opposite. That’s obvious too, isn’t it?). Here was a guy who was young(ish) and hip(ish), and what is more, he also appeared to be a one-man principle-free zone. Perfect! A […]

The Cost of Silly Studies into Child-Rearing is Higher than Ever

According to a recent study, the cost of raising a child up to the age of 21 is now just over £230,000. You find this news depressing? Well, please spare a thought for me. I have six children and having totaled up the cost of raising them all, I find that it’s apparently going to cost me in the region of £1,380,000. Now returning to the real world, no you really don’t need to pity me, and no I’m not […]

The High Cost of Fatherhood Part 2

In the first part of this piece, I began by saying that whilst there is much said about the problem of fatherlessness in our society, especially amongst conservative commentators, a lot of what is said tends to focus on the quantitative side of things and not on the qualitative side. Having more fathers that begin and remain in the home throughout their children’s upbringing would certainly be better than the current situation of mass fatherlessness, but it is only part […]

Who Killed Dr Black?

The best thing about having a blog is that I get a free rein regarding contents. Below is something quite different from my ususal stuff — a little whodunnit piece I wrote for a magazine run by the children in my church. No prizes for guessing Who Killed Dr Black, but if you think you know the answer, feel free to let me know in the comments section.   I, Dr Edmund Black, am something of an enigma. To many, […]

The High Cost of Fatherhood Part 1

Below is the full version of my February piece for Samaritan Ministries International Sociologists and politicians on the right of the political spectrum often tell us that one of the biggest problems facing society is the lack of fathers. Very often they will present the problem merely in terms of sheer numbers and statistics: “The number of households where there is no father present from the child’s birth has risen from X to Y in 40 years”. “The number of […]

The Case of Alexander Litvinenko & Soviet Justice (“Probably”)

The inquiry and report into the death of Alexander Litvinenko shows just how far our standards of justice have fallen, and how we no longer appear to even understand the basics. In fact, our legal standards have now been so diluted that we are prepared to pronounce judgement on the basis of mere “probabilities”, rather than the time-honoured standard of “beyond reasonable doubt”. Some may wonder if I am about to defend the alleged killers of Mr Litvinenko, the FSB, […]