Why Theresa May Must be Impeached

So the moment we’ve been holding our breaths for a week finally came. In the end, I am mighty glad that this particular strike seems more like the impotent thrashing of the neocon snake that didn’t dare to attack places where Russian servicemen were likely to be killed, than it does the start of World War III. For the moment, at least, thank God. But the fact that it was a fairly limited strike — compared to what it might […]

Is Yulia Skripal Being Denied Her Legal Rights?

Viktoria Skripal is said to now believe that her cousin, Yulia, is being detained against her will. Following their telephone call on 5th April, she said: “We are very confused by what Yulia said – she didn’t quite sound like her usual self. Naturally we understand she can’t be her usual self after the poisoning and the shock of what happened to her. And yet the feeling from hearing her voice was that she wasn’t speaking at her own initiative. […]

20 More Questions That Journalists Should be Asking About the Skripal Case

To my knowledge, none of the questions I wrote in my previous piece – 30 questions That Journalists Should be Asking About the Skripal Case – has been answered satisfactorily, at least not in the public domain. Yet despite the fact that these legitimate questions have not yet been answered, and many important facts surrounding the case are still unknown, the case has given rise to a serious international crisis, with the extraordinary expulsion of Russian diplomats across many EU […]

The Skripal Case: It Looks Like Mrs May Has Some Explaining to do!

On Monday 12th March, the Prime Minister of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Theresa May, stood up in Parliament and made the following claim as part of her 36-hour ultimatum to the Russian Federation: “Mr Speaker, this morning I chaired a meeting of the National Security Council in which we considered the information so far available. As is normal, the Council was updated on the assessment and intelligence picture, as well as the state of the investigation. It is now […]

30 Questions That Journalists Should be Asking About the Skripal Case

There are a lot of issues around the case of Sergei and Yulia Skripal which, at the time of writing, are very unclear and rather odd. There may well be good and innocent explanations for some or even all of them. Then again there may not. This is why it is crucial for questions to be asked where, as yet, there are either no answers or deeply unsatisfactory ones. Some people will assume that this is conspiracy theory territory. It […]

The Skripal Case: The Unbelievable Recklessness of the British Government and Their Utter Contempt for the Rule of Law

My first piece on the Skripal case can be found here. In her statement to the House of Commons on Monday 12th March, Theresa May spoke about Britain being “a nation that believes in justice and the rule of law” and went on to say that “it is essential that we proceed in the right way – led not by speculation but by the evidence.” She then proceeded both then, and in her subsequent statement on Wednesday 14th March, to […]

Sergei Skripal, Salisbury and the Dangerously Hysterical Response of the British Government

Readers of this blog may be aware that I happen to live in the rather lovely city of Salisbury — a name that until last week was synonymous with its wonderful 13th Century gothic-style Cathedral and the world’s most famous pile of stones about 8 miles away. Unfortunately, it is now synonymous with international espionage and what looks like a case of attempted murder using some sort of nerve agent. I have been reluctant to comment on the case for […]

Napoleon’s Puppies Come Down From the Loft

It’s been fun learning over the past week or so that I am an extremist. I hadn’t previously considered myself to be one, but it’s now been pointed out so many times over the past few days, by certain young left-leaning folks, that I can no longer be in any doubt. In fact I assume that I, along with other like-minded people, must now just wait for the powers-that-be to start issuing little badges with the letter “E”, in order […]

Has Theresa May Triggered the Little Known Article 50b of the Lisbon Treaty?

Speculation was mounting in Westminster last night that the British Prime Minister, Theresa May, has secretly triggered an Article of the Lisbon Treaty connected with the process of withdrawal from the European Union. However, whereas she was expected to invoke Article 50, which would begin the process of withdrawal, it is believed that she has instead opted to trigger the little known Article 50b. Not much has been written about Article 50b for the simple reason that it was only […]

Is Theresa May the New Neville Chamberlain? Or is the New Hitler Hogwash?

According to media reports, Theresa May had a phone call last week with the President of the Russian Federation. During the call, which was made at Mrs May’s request, the two leaders apparently discussed the following: Mr Putin congratulated Mrs May on her appointment to the office of Prime Minister They discussed current bilateral issues, with both leaders expressing dissatisfaction with the current parameters of co-operation in the political, trade and economic spheres They agreed to step up joint work […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]