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Politics is the struggle for power.The fundamental power struggle is between the people of a place and the mobile classes. Few people would turn their own back garden into a motorway or commit their next door neighbours to slave working.  The mobile classes can do these things without conscience because their garden and neighbours are not fixed.The primary objective of those seeking power for themselves is to acquire loyal mobile supporters.  The primary objective of those seeking power for...

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Thatcher: Villain or Hero, Green or not?

Margaret Thatcher was Prime Minister of the UK from 1979 to 1990.  She is remembered by the Left as a villain and by most of the rest of the population as a good Prime Minister. The case made by the Left is that she devastated British industry, especially coal,  and created mass unemployment.  She also publicly despised the Left.Did Thatcher devastate British industry?  Coal had been in decline in the UK for decades before 1979.During the 1970s various governments had been held to ransom by...

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“Culture Wars” – Again!

New Scientist magazine hopes that the UK will be saved from the "Culture Wars" and the BBC mentions "Culture Wars" several times in one day.  The "Culture Wars" are supposed to begin with attitudes to issues such as sexual orientation and race. This is where we should start to get puzzled.  A very small percentage of the population is gay, lesbian or bisexual:Most people in the UK have accepted equal rights for gay, lesbian and bisexual people.  Hard though it may be for Londoners to believe,...

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Raw Materials price hikes.

Raw materials prices are rising.  Why? Will this continue?Cotton and natural rubber prices have experienced a sharp rise:World Bank BlogNotice that China is the main consumer. Iron ore prices are high: And China is the main importer:Copper prices are up:The failure of the price of copper production to keep pace with consumption is due to shortages of copper ore.  It is not just copper reserves that appear too small to satisfy China. Phosphorus, an essential ingredient of agricultural...

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How did we get here? Overpopulation, global warming, ecological disaster and China about to rule the world.

The observant reader will realize that this article is biased from the start.  I am living quite happily with a wonderful wife and children, faithful dog, beautiful walks in the countryside and enough cash for our needs.  I mainly bought an electric car because it was incredibly cheap and technically amusing.So what disaster?  I am quite old and can remember open fields where cities now lie and bright green leaves where the green leaves are now rather dark and dusty and the trees are topped...

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The Cover Up for COVID is worse than the disease, much worse

Why is the origin of COVID being suppressed in the media?  There is clearly a joint effort by China and the US National Institute of Health (NIH) to stop a full exposé of how COVID was made in a laboratory.  Why are they shutting down this issue?  The immediate answer is that Peter Daszak, President of EcoHealth Alliance, commissioned the Wuhan Institute of Virology to work on the genetic engineering of coronaviruses and the US National Institute of Health under Dr Anthony Faucci funded...

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Poor old Dominic Cummings may be insane

Last night's interview between Laura Kuenssberg and Dominic Cummings was like watching a man disintegrating in public.  Undoubtedly Cummings had numerous problems in the past that led to him being a remarkably arrogant man but what we have witnessed recently verges on mania and what we saw last night was the end.The pro-EU publicity machine has a story that the Remain campaign was winning the EU Referendum until just before the vote when it was pipped at the post by the Leave campaign.  To...

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Giving China victory: apps, hardware and digital yuan.

China is a totalitarian state.  It is ruled by a dictator.  China is a total surveillance state where every movement, social contact and purchase is monitored. China has sent large proportions of the indigenous population of Xinjiang and Tibet to labour camps. China even harvests human organs from its political prisoners (see China Tribunal).China has nearly perfected social control within its borders so that resistance is futile.China has laws that impose access by the State on every...

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The political divide is postmodernism vs conservatism

In the past few years there has been a great deal of coverage of the "culture wars".  This is nonsense because all the participants share a broadly similar culture.  There are no culture wars but there is a new, gaping, political divide.The political divide is due to the fall of communism and Marxism as credible political ideals.  Even the most fanatical left-winger must be aware that from Stalin to Mao and Mengistu to Pol Pot the Marxist...

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Ending lockdown is political

There are two views of politics.  In the first the People are born free and the State intervenes to prevent oppression by powerful individuals and groups.  The purpose of the State is to protect freedom and the individual.  In the second view people are born into service to society and the role of the State is to enrol the population into communitarian activity and behaviour and to permit "rights". The purpose of the State is to protect...

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