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Conservers versus Social Architects

Schools and Universities fail their students because they do not teach that the true polarisation in British society is between Social Architects and Conservers.Conservers know their land, economy and culture and make relatively small changes as required to improve it.  They act like gardeners trimming bits that are overgrown and giving tender care to bits that need attention.  In contrast Social Architects have plans based on theoretical principles that always involve radically changing...

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Global Recession Around the Corner?

This is a speculative article. If I could get it right every time I would be more than comfortably well off.  However, there are some really worrying events in the pipeline.Global industrial production is continuing to fall:CPB World Trade MonitorThe Baltic Dry Index (shipping movements) has fallen off a cliff, this is really disturbing and often presages serious trouble: The Chinese have just admitted that Covid virus spread is probably out of control: The German economy is in deep...

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Reshuffling Snakes

Should Cabinet Reshuffles forgive ex-Remainers?A Nation represents its land and people to the world.  The UK is UK PLC, an economic unit that must be fostered.  In principle its government should optimise the physical, economic and social environment within the Nation and optimise trade and foreign affairs outside the nation.  Will the employment of ex-Remainers aid this process?Why are Nations central to our lives and government?  Constituencies based on the land are essential because...

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Teaching the British Empire

The school history curriculum in the UK often skips the British Empire.  This leaves children with little knowledge of what actually happened and makes them prey to the fake history that is used by political movements to divide people, those who were born generations after the empires ended, into victims and oppressors.The most salient feature of the British Empire is that it was initially gained as the spoils of war after continual attacks on England by other European powers during the...

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The End of the Union?

Northern Ireland will no longer be part of the UK within 20 years. The 2011 census showed that the population had become less than 50% Protestant (45% Catholic, 48% Protestant  (1)).  The Protestant majority disappears in the under 40 year old group which means that within 20 years there will be more Catholics than Protestants, probably 45% Catholic and 35% Protestant with the remainder professing no religion or neither.The growth in Catholicism is largely natural growth (2) and is shifting...

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The BBC: A threat to all of us?

During the Referendum campaign and the three years that followed most supporters of British Independence cursed the BBC News.  The Remain campaign realised that this was a threat and made counter accusations to provide the BBC with apparent evidence that by offending both sides it was being impartial.  There had been objective reports that showed the BBC was biased against leaving the EU but most damning of all was the testimony of  John Humphrys, a Remain supporting, Remain voting, top...

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Fusion Power: The answer to more than global warming.

It was with great pleasure that I read that the UK Government will provide the finance for a prototype Fusion Power Station. The Spherical Tokamak for Energy Production (STEP) builds on the UK's success with the Culham Joint European Torus.  Construction is scheduled to be completed by 2040.The £220m budget for the design stage of STEP is great news for the UK and the world.  Fusion is the answer to clean energy without the appalling degradation of the visual environment inherent in other...

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Coronavirus: what next?

Today we probably have 18000 people known to be infected with coronavirus globally.  The death rate from this virus is between 2% and 14%.  The higher figure has been mooted because 95% of those hospitalised have not yet recovered or died. Don't believe the higher figure, its just the absolutely scariest possibility.  Lets guess at 2-4%.  This could mean as many as 0.5-2.5 million deaths in the UK.  Should we worry?It is looking increasingly unlikely that the virus will be contained because...

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Terrorism: Time to leave the EU Counter Terrorism Strategy

The EU Counter Terrorism Strategy was adopted by Member States in 2005.   "Prevent" and de-radicalisation are essential features of this strategy.The EU Counter Terrorism Strategy was based on the idea that the Political Establishment has correct beliefs and that serious deviations from these are effectively a form of mental illness.  This attitude led to the concept of "de-radicalisation" where potential and actual terrorists are shown the error of their ways and re-educated to be citizens...

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Central America: what is going wrong?

Central America, from Panama to Guatemala is one of the poorest and most troubled regions of the world.  GDP per capita in current US dollars is in the range of $3000 (Guatemala) to $10000 (Costa Rica).  When you travel around it feels poorer than India despite the fact that there are obviously educated and able people everywhere. The first thing that strikes you when travelling through this region is that prices are very high.  Fruit and bread are little cheaper than in Europe and the USA...

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