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The Murder of Women

How risky is our society for the modern woman?  The Ministry of Justice produces an annual report: Statistics on Women and the Criminal Justice System 2019 that details the types and frequency of crimes against women.Every year the average Briton has slightly less than a one in 65000 chance of being murdered.  This is about half the risk of dying in a road accident but it should be remembered that the UK now has a very low rate of road accident deaths.In 2018/19, 671 individuals were victims...

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Meghan and Harry and the Cold War

During the Cold War the UK came under enormous subversion from the communist bloc.  The Labour Party was fully infiltrated and universities subverted.  What few people understand is that from the 1950s onwards the communists and fellow travellers were instructed to undermine the country.  Harry Pollitt, leader of the Communist Party of Great Britain, told potential members: 'Don't join us. Work hard, get good degrees, join the Establishment and serve our cause from within.'.  Having joined...

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Meghan and Harry – the Relatives from Hell?

Yesterday the mass media finally proved that it was insane.  Meghan, a woman who, by European standards is white skinned, was held to be black and hence the victim of racism.  Harry, a full grown man, happily derided his own family on prime-time TV.  The interview is strong evidence that the Mainstream Media has huge problems.  The story runs that a young, American, black girl was swept off her feet by the handsome Prince but when they returned to the palace the welcoming smiles turned to ice...

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Hell hath no fury like Nicola Sturgeon

There are unscrupulous people who suggest that Sturgeon slept her way to the top.   Back 20 years:More recently:And that the Sturgeon-Salmond battle is about a broken relationship.But everyone knows that Sturgeon and the CEO of the SNP, Peter Murrell, are a love match made in heaven.So suggestions that she might be using her relationships to acquire and cement power are absurd.  The Sturgeon-Salmond fracas appears to have all the bitterness of a bad divorce but appearances can be misleading...

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Dead Horse Exposes Dying Society?

As a teenager I used to work on local farms, mucking out stalls with a pitch fork and wheelbarrow.  It was a long cycle ride but good work.  I remember dead milking cows being winched onto the back of the local hunt's lorry so they could be fed to the dogs. I even used to wrestle young bullocks to the ground for veterinary inspections.According to the modern media morality most of this is shockingly immoral.  We are so much better people now that we would never fight bullocks or be so...

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Will the Soviet Union achieve posthumous victory in the Cold War?

 In the West we like to believe that we won the Cold War.  This is a mistake.  The Cold War is an ideological battle between democracy and Marxism.  The West no more won the Cold War after 1989 than it defeated Isis after the fall of the Caliphate, the Marxists and Jihadis are still alive and well.The Cold War brought with it a peculiar complication because the Soviet Union spent billions on subverting Western society, especially the USA and UK.  The key points of attack were the Labour...

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Wealth vs the People: Why the Balance of Payments is Critical

Money has two main functions: it is the medium of exchange and a store of wealth.  In the days before WWI it was accepted as a law of economics that a currency would be backed by gold, that there was a real asset underlying every pound or dollar.  Since WWII the world has settled into a system where the relative value of currencies is set, over the longer term, by the balance of payments.  Those countries that have strong finances and saleable goods and services have a high demand for their...

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No Platforming: The BBC is also Guilty

The Culture Secretary, Oliver Dowden, is considering appointing a "Free Speech Champion" and introducing fines for universities that "no-platform" speakers.  This is excellent news.  We can tell it is a move in the right direction because the Guardian ran a comment piece criticising it.No-platforming at universities by students is just the most public example of suppressing free speech.  No platforming happens wherever people intend indoctrination rather than education.  The most egregious...

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A laboratory escape is the most likely source of COVID

Many virologists are involved in research to make viral infections more dangerous.  The argument for doing this "gain of function" research is that it allows virologists to be prepared for the next pandemic.Gain of Function research relies on the biosafety of laboratories.  It would be very dangerous to produce a virulent, pandemic virus and then accidentally allow it to escape.A study of high safety US virological laboratories by Lipsitch and Galvani (2014).  produced a figure of there being...

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The Devolution Disaster

Labour's Scotland Act of 1998 and the succeeding Scotland Acts of 2012 and 2016 provide the Scottish Parliament with a wide range of powers (See note below).There is no party in Scotland agitating to give these powers back to Westminster so we can only expect Scotland to demand further powers culminating in independence.Labour's Belfast Agreement 1998 (known as the Good Friday Agreement) cedes Northern Ireland to the Republic when opinion polls and a subsequent referendum show a reasonable...

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