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? […]

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 # 1: Voting is a Duty

With just over two weeks to go until the UK General election, the delicious thought that the mind-numbingly tedious and patronising campaign will soon be at an end is beginning to warm my heart. Before it ends, I want to spend just a few short pieces looking at the issue of voting, or rather to take a look at some of the myths that persist about voting. It is not my intention to turn anyone off voting in these pieces. […]

It’s the Maths, Stupid!

I just finished watching a few minutes of the latest debate between the UK Party leaders in the mind-numbingly tedious spectacle known as the UK General Election campaign. Yes, I know I really ought to have better things to do with my time, and I have, but then again I thought that I ought to make at least a token effort to show some interest. Having watched those few minutes, I can now say I was fully justified in my previous policy of election-avoidance, […]

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 […]

Boris Nemtsov and Western Myopia

The murder of the Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov still hasn’t been solved. At least not by those who have been charged with solving it, that is the Moscow authorities. Of course we in the West do not suffer from the same problems that the investigators might have: uncovering the murder weapon, establishing possible motives, finding out why the 23-year-old Ukrainian “model and actress” that was walking with Mr Nemtsov was left alive. We already know who did it. Russian opposition politician + murder outside the Kremlin = Vlad […]

Not so Colourful Revolutions

One of the reasons a lot of people in the West seem to keep falling for the various “colour revolutions” and “springs” that have taken place over the past decade or so, is that they often look — to those whose knowledge of the country in question is limited — to be a straightforward cases of democracy in action: a poor, disenfranchised people, fed up with the actions of the evil oppressor, rising up and toppling them in an act […]

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 […]

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 […]

Have Morsi on them

When will they ever learn? There seems to be a lot of people celebrating on the streets of Cairo and other Egyptian cities as their democratically elected leader Mohammed Morsi – the one they elected in free and fair elections – is deposed by the army and kept under house arrest. Two year ago, presumably some of the same people were out there cheering as their previous leader, Hosni Mubarak was deposed. Mr Mubarak was a dictator they said, and […]

Exodus of the swivel-eyed loons

As a supporter of the death penalty for heinous crimes, I favour the swiftest methods of execution possible. Not for me the idea of long and protracted deaths. The idea of something like hanging, drawing and quartering, where the traitor would be drawn by a horse to the place of execution, hanged almost to the point of death, emasculated, disembowelled, beheaded and then chopped into four pieces, is not something I would really like to see brought back. There is one […]

Really Amnesty?

The Northern Ireland Assembly, which is a democratically elected body, has voted against a motion to recognise same-sex mirage. As the majority of Northern Irish people are against such unions, you might think that those who worship the god “Democracy”, might be pleased. The people have been well represented by their representatives. But not Amnesty International. This organisation, which is apparently unable  to see the difference between the execution of a murderer who was convicted unanimously by a jury in a […]

Send in the clowns

I must confess to having a soft spot for Italian politics. The farce that is modern democracy is glossed over in many Western nations, but Italy can usually be relied on to show the tomfoolery in all its finery. Whoever ultimately heads the next administration will have the honour of being the leader of the 62nd or is it 87th government since the birth of the First Republic in 1945. Something like that. There are two noteworthy aspects to this […]