Fancy Being Pushed Into Another War on Yet Another Phoney Pretext?

One of the most basic duties of any Government is to maintain a military that is capable of defending the country against foreign aggression. However, an equally important Governmental responsibility is to ensure that this military is only used when it is absolutely needful. A responsible Government is one that takes every step it can to avoid war, only engages when necessity compels it to, and when all other options have been exhausted. It would be good if these words […]

Are we Witnessing the End of the Managerial Age?

Imagine meeting a man you haven’t seen for a while in the street early in the new year. You exchange “Happy New Years” to one another, and you ask him how he and his family fared during 2016. The man tilts his head slightly, looks you in the eye, and begins: “As a family we’ve grown stronger over the past 12 months. Our combined income has risen by 6%, which is 3% above average for our area of the country. […]

The Post-Truth, Pre-Truth Society

As we enter a new year, one thing we can say for certain about the old year is that it was truly breath-taking in terms of unexpected political and geopolitical changes. There was the Brexit vote, a result that the British government and much of the media did just about everything they could to prevent, and were genuinely shocked at the outcome. Then there was the defeat of Mrs Clinton at the hands of Mr Trump, and once again the […]

Obamandias — The Legacy of Barack Hussein Obama

With grateful acknowledgement to Percy Bysshe Shelley, and his great original tribute to hubris, pride and power, Ozymandias.   I met a traveller from the Indispensable Land, Who said—“Have you seen the empty hulk over yonder, That stands in the corridors of power?” Near it, alongside a broken Teleprompter, Half sunk a shattered visage lies, Whose turned up tippy tippy nose, And look of smug Exceptional Superiority from a great height, And sneer of patronising condescension, Tell that its sculptor well […]

Guest Post: Why I’m Exceptional & Indispensable – by Hillary Clinton

Following on from her recent piece for Time magazine, in which she so eloquently explained why America is indispensable and exceptional, TheBlogMire brings you an exclusive piece in which Mrs Clinton explains why an indispensable and exceptional nation must have an indispensable and exceptional leader. (Warning: May contain traces of satire) If there’s one core belief that has guided and inspired me every step of my career in public service, it’s this: I am an exceptional woman. A great, unselfish, […]

Exclusive: Tony Blair’s Speech at the Inaugural Conference of The Nation’s Newest Party — Global Britain

The news that Tony Blair is considering re-entering British politics will have come as a welcome relief to those who have missed his contribution these last 9 years. But to the other 99.99% of the population, it may have come as a shock to think that after so long away he still hasn’t managed to cure himself of his delusion that anyone is in the least bit interested in what he has to say. What does Tony have in mind, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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), […]

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, […]

How the British Government’s Defence of “British Values” and the “Rule of Law” is Hostile to British Values and the Rule of Law

The British Goverment is proposing to monitor and inspect all out-of-school education settings that have over 6 hours of teaching per week, apparently in order to stop extremism and radicalisation. This is my letter in response to their consultation on the proposals. Dear Sir or Madam, I write in response to your consultation document, Out-of-school education settings: call for evidence. I write from the perspective of someone who is hugely concerned by these proposals, believing that they are inimical to […]

An Open Letter to the MPs Who Voted to Back David Cameron’s Motion to Bomb in Syria

Dear MP, I understand you voted for David Cameron’s plan to begin bombing in the sovereign state of Syria. I believe your decision will prove to be disastrous, and one that many of you will come to bitterly regret, but I also want you to know at the outset of this letter that I say this not from the position held by most of those voting against the motion. My guess is that the majority of those who voted against […]

Only the Best for the Children of the Hard Working

Another offering for the excellent Conservative Woman site PR Coach (PRC): What you’ll often hear is that it’s all about getting your polices across to the public. But obviously that’s complete tripe. If you did that it would be a disaster. Politician (P): Hmm. Not quite sure I understand you. PRC: Remind me what you’re proposing again. P: Well, we’re giving parents the right to request that their children stay in school for longer hours, including breakfast and after-school hours. Holidays as well. […]

Why the Faux Outrage Over Lord Sewel? He is an Icon of Modern Britain

Below is an article I wrote for Conservative Woman: A country that has moved so inexorably away from its Christian roots as Britain has must, from time to time, indulge itself in a little guilt release by pretending to be all aghast at the bad behaviour of a public figure. This is just to reassure us all that no, we’re not so bad as all that yet, and yes, we do still have some standards left. It’s all phoney of […]

A Tale of Two Elections Part 2: The Real Significance of the 1997 and 2015 Elections

In the first part of this piece, I put forward the theory that the generally accepted narrative of what happened at the 1997 United Kingdom election was wrong. That narrative had it that Labour — or New Labour — as they branded themselves, had abandoned “the Left”, and had moved to the “centre ground” where they took millions of votes off the Conservative Party. What I believe actually happened was this: Labour altered Clause 4 of their constitution which had committed them […]

A Tale of Two Elections Part 1: The Real Significance of the 1997 and 2015 Elections

The two most important British elections since the Second World War were the one held in 1997 and the one held just last week. However, it seems to me that the majority of people, including many political commentators, have not really grasped what happened in these elections. Actually, I would go as far as to say that most people tend to draw the opposite conclusions to the ones that ought to be drawn. The common belief is that in 1997, Labour won by […]

And the Winner is…The Personal Peace & Affluence Party

What to make of this extraordinary UK General Election result? I have to say that in one sense the result makes no difference to me whatsoever. As a Christian conservative I perfectly understood both before and after that there could be no good result in this election. Any combination of unCon/Lab/Lib or any of them gaining an overall majority — as actually happened — would see yet another anti-Christian, anti-conservative government in power. But what I find astonishing is that people actually went […]

General Election Blues

The excitement is almost killing me. Here we are on the day of the 2015 UK General Election, a vote in which some people wearing different coloured rosettes who agree on all the important issues of the day, but pretend they don’t, get to find out whether their particular method of bribing people to vote for them by promising lots of money they don’t have to do things that are the opposite of what is needed, has paid off. Does that sound unnecessarily sardonic? […]

Election Myths # 4: You Have a Moral Obligation to Vote Because People Gave Their Lives for Your Right to do so

This particular myth has more than a grain of truth about it, but that grain is then distorted out of all proportion. In Britain, people often point to the 1819 Peterloo massacre, in which 15 people were killed and hundreds of others were injured, as an example of people laying down their lives for the right to vote. But what actually happened? The 60,000 or so people that gathered together on the morning of 16th August 1819 St. Peter’s Field in […]

Electoral Myths # 3: Voting is Your Best Way of Changing Things

One of the most prevalent and demonstrably false myths is that voting is the best opportunity you have to change things. In reality, voting is just about the least effective ways of producing change – if change is what you want, that is. Unless you happen to live in a constituency which is balanced on a knife edge, voting changes nothing. And even in that situation, you are going to have to have a clear and unmistakable difference between the […]

Election Myths # 2: If You Don’t Vote, You Have no Right to Complain at What You Get

I think it was during a local election last year that this one was put to me. I’d opened the doorstep to find a somewhat hippy-looking chap trying to persuade me to vote for the Green Party. He went through the usual drill – “I hope I can count on your vote next Thursday” – to which I replied in the negative, and when he asked who I was going to vote for, I told him I wasn’t intending to […]

Cheap Political Points or Precious Human Lives?

If you ever hear a politician using a phrase like “He’s just trying to score cheap political points,” 99 times out of 100 it means, “Of course he’s right, but I have no intention of admitting that, and I certainly have no intention of getting into this discussion. This subject is now closed.” On Sunday, Nigel Farage of UKIP, made the following statement in response to the news of hundreds of deaths after a boat carrying Libyan migrants capsized in […]

Democracy US Wants to Export: 330 Million Citizens and It’s Down to Another Clinton and Another Bush

In the run up to the UK General Election in a few weeks, I will be posting a series of short articles looking at the giant fraud that we call democracy. But before I get onto that, I want to draw your attention to this piece, which helpfully sums up a lot of what is wrong with our electoral systems, only about that other great “democratic” fraud, the USA, where they might as well flip a coin to decide the […]

Frau Merkel and the Dream of Mitteleuropa

I wrote back here about how Germany has clearly become the dominant power in Europe over the past few years — particularly since the financial crisis in 2008, so much so that it is now clear that the centre of the EU is not now in its official centre — Brussels — but rather in Berlin. Controversial I’m sure, but I then went on to suggest that what has emerged is nothing less than a German Empire in the making. I […]

3 million and 40 People United by What?

I have refrained from posting anything on the events in France for a few days, simply because I wanted chance to take in a few facts and to see which way the wind would start to blow in the aftermath. About the attacks themselves, I have a few reservations that make me uneasy about the official narrative. This is not to say that I am convinced the narrative is wrong — i.e. that two radicalized Islamists carried out this attack […]

Another Contender for Most Absurd Statement of 2015

Two days into the new year, I wrote here about what I considered would easily go down as the most absurd statement of the year uttered by someone in the public eye. Just to remind you, that statement was made by Pierre Moscovici, an EU Commissioner for economic affairs who claimed that in joining the Euro, the people of Lithuania were: “Choosing to be part of an area of stability, security and prosperity.” It seems that I may have been a little […]

What’s Not a Trading Bloc and is Dominated by Germany?

The true nature of the European Union has been emerging clearly and unmistakably over the past few years. I’m not talking about the fact that it is not and never was meant to be a mere trading bloc, but rather has always had political and legal union as its aim. That much has been clear right from the outset, despite the risible attempts of British politicians to deceive the British public into thinking otherwise. For example, the founding document of what was […]

Lithuania, the Euro and the Most Absurd Statement of 2015

Looking at the headline of this piece, you may be under the impression that an error has been made. Given that we are barely two days into 2015 AD, surely it should read “The Most Absurd Statement in 2014”? Well no. Just two days into the new year a statement has been made which I think will be hard, if not impossible to beat over the next 12 months in terms of sheer boneheaded, jaw-dropping, obtuseness. The statement was made by Pierre […]

As Far as East is From West

Because some people believe much of what they read in the mainstream media, and because the mainstream media portray Vladimir Putin as a crazy insane madman who wants to revive the Soviet Union, build Gulags and probably destroy the world, there are many people out there who think Vladimir Putin is a crazy insane madman who wants to revive the Soviet Union, build Gulags and probably destroy the world. Meanwhile in the West, our leaders are portrayed as calm and rational […]

The Last Day of Being British?

It is the morning of 18th September 2014. My nationality is officially British. Although my passport somehow mentions an entity calling itself the European Union, which I am apparently connected with somehow. I was born British, have lived British and am still British. Yet this time tomorrow morning, I may well no longer be British. I will simply be English. But then again, I was that all along as well. And I guess that pesky organisation calling itself the European […]

Putin’s Real Missile: Aimed Right at the Heart of the EU

So after nine rounds of sanctions against the Russian Federation, the European Union is now waking up to the implications of the first round of retaliatory sanctions. It is clear that they are none too happy. What have Russia done? They have banned imports of certain foodstuffs from those countries that have imposed sanctions on them, for a period of one year. This includes the import of beef, pork, poultry, meat, fish, fruits and vegetables, cheese, milk, and dairy products […]

“Maybe Putin Didn’t Kill My Son, After All”

The title of this piece is a reference to a scandalous headline put out by the UK’s Daily Mail on Saturday. Less than 48 hours after flight MH17 crashed in Eastern Ukraine, without any proper evidence, and before the investigation began, the Mail published the headline “Putin’s Killed my Son”. I have already commented on the implications of this type of reporting here, and the headline of this piece is more a suggestion for a headline the Mail might like […]

“Putin’s Killed my Son” and the Death of a Free Press

Less than 24 hours after Flight #MH17 came crashing down in Eastern Ukraine, the largest selling British Newspaper, The Sun, ran a headline which said “Putin’s Missile”. Before any evidence had been compiled, and before investigators had even reached the crash site, The Sun knew who was to blame. Such blatant and frankly disgraceful propaganda is par for the course for The Sun, but such headlines were not confined to this trashy tabloid. The following day, The Daily Mail, which would usually have a […]

Make Sense of This if You Can

Many of the official narratives given to us by mainstream media ought to leave us scratching our heads in bemusement. Events on the ground often show them to be palpably false and risible. Take this for example. According to the United Nations, around 110,000 Ukrainians have fled this year for Russia and another 54,000 have fled their homes but stayed in Ukraine. This is interesting for a couple of reasons. Firstly, the claim that refugees were pouring across the border […]

In the Crocodiles Mouth; Not Eaten by the Crocodile

At the beginning of last year, the British Prime Minister, David Cameron, made a speech in which he said: “In Europe, but not run by Europe”. He was, I believe, deliberately echoing the words of Winston Churchill who once said of Britain that it was “with Europe, but not of it”. Churchill was of course speaking in the days before the European Union and his meaning was that Britain was, in many fundamental ways, wholly different from much of the continent. […]

Charles the Ignorant

I’m beginning to wonder whether there ought to be a ban on people with the name of Charles ascending to the throne. Charlie I and Charlie II made an extraordinarily bad fist of it, the former bringing about civil war through his pig-headed belief in the Divine Right of Kings, and the second being a slightly watered down version of the same. I suppose compared to them Charlie III, if he ever gets there, is small fry. Certainly, he does […]

What Putin is Really Up To

In case you happen to get all your news from the mainstream media, you may well have bought into the following version of events surrounding the Ukrainian crisis: The government of Viktor Yanukovych was deposed by peaceful protests The claim that the protest movement had far-right elements is Russian propaganda The current interim government in Kiev is legitimate The claim that the interim government in Kiev is a far-right government is Russian propaganda Putin is a new Hitler hell-bent on recreating […]

The metamorphosis of William Hague and the selective reporting of the BBC

Watching the Western governments who inspired the armed coup which toppled the legitimately elected President of Ukraine, Viktor Yanukovych, react to the referendums in Donetsk and Luhansk is really rather funny. The elections were “illegal” a “farce” and, according to the warmonger British Foreign Secretary, William Hague, have “zero credibility in the eyes of the world”. So in Mr Hague’s world, a “government” which came to power off the back of an armed coup led by the known neo-Nazi group, Pravy […]

Why Should You Vote For Me?

Some people seem to think that voting is a sacred. Apparently people fought and died to give us the vote and to refuse to exercise that vote is a betrayal of their memory. Except that nobody ever fought, much less died, to “give us the vote”. People have fought to protect national sovereignty, and to fend off tyranny, but nobody ever went to war and gave up their lives so that you and I can go and put an X […]

Are the US, EU and UK Governments Supporting Neo-Nazis in Ukraine? You Decide

As the situation in Ukraine continues to deteriorate, conventional wisdom — that put out there by the mainstream media — continues to portray Russia as the aggressor and Vladimir Putin as the pantomime villain in all this. The truth is just about the exact opposite of this. Sure, Putin has taken advantage of the situation to take control of Crimea, but even then, he did so after a landslide referendum and without a shot being fired. But whatever he does next, […]

The Parliamentary Assembly for the Council of Europe: Aggressively Annexing the Land of Make Believe

If the Ukrainian crisis shows one thing it is this: Western media and governments appear to have lost all ability to reason, think and deal with facts. Their pronouncements and indictments of Russia are increasingly unhinged, and are all made to cover up the uncomfortable truth that it was the West — US/EU/NATO — not Russia that caused this crisis. Take this from the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE). This is a resolution passed on 9th April, and was based on […]