On its way to you – Venezuela, Corbyn style

19th July 2017 1

I have long wanted to visit Venezuela for its mountain scenery, glaciers, rain forest, great plains and the Orinoco delta. The country ranks seventh for biodiversity, featuring rare and magnificent species. Such colour, variety and grandeur. But it’s a long way and the cost is off-putting, so I shall probably never manage to arrange my visit. I’m not too disappointed though because, when Mr … [Read on]

Sanctimonious Gibberish

14th July 2017 5

William Hague, who was leader of the Conservatives while they were in transition between what Theresa May called “the nasty party” and what, under her leadership, has become “the totally useless party,”  now moonlights as Occasional Panglossian Columnist (OPC) on the Church Times. William is very ambitious. Not for him the trivial aims of passing a law to ensure that everyone is happy all the time … [Read on]

Jeremy Corbyn; £1 = €0.34c

4th July 2017 4

Open letter to the Chairman of the Conservative Party… Dear Sir Patrick, Because the life of our nation is now plunged into a greater danger than any we have experienced since the end of the Second World War, I call upon you urgently to summon an extraordinary conference of the party to deal with the undoubted emergency with which we … [Read on]

Why did Jeremy win?

12th June 2017 13

How can we account for Jeremy Corbyn’s success in the general election? It’s education – stupid! The Jesuits used to say, “Give me a child until he’s seven and I will show you the man.” With socialism  it takes a little longer: “Give me fifty years of comprehensive education and I will show you a nation of idiots.” The Department of … [Read on]

Put May over the side

9th June 2017 8

How bad do you have to be to get scuppered by Jeremy Corbyn? You have to be very bad indeed – as bad as Theresa May, in fact. There was no need for her to call this general election, as she had a working majority with three years to run. She called it because she regarded Corbyn as utterly unelectable, which … [Read on]

Suicide vests; two for a tenner!

8th June 2017 0

This morning the BBC reported more police raids on houses in the East End of London as “part of their ongoing investigation into the terrorist attack on London Bridge.” It’s ages since I paid a visit to the East End, so I thought I’d pop along and see how the land lies these days. The place has changed beyond recognition and … [Read on]

Good news from Iran: A major Sunni Shia war is in the offing.

7th June 2017 4

At a time of prolonged bad news – the indisposition of Diane Abbott for example – it is cheering to have a refreshing report from Iran. This week there occurred an agreeable carnage in the form of successful suicide-bombings of the Iranian parliament and the tomb of Ayatollah Khomenei. Saudi proxy forces (Islamic State) attacked Iranian heartlands (the Republican Guard) and killed more than a … [Read on]

Mrs May; Easing the jihadists’ job ?

6th June 2017 5

Following the London Bridge atrocity, Theresa May has declared “Enough is enough.” She went on to blame social media for making the jihadists’ job easier for them. Might it not have been the home secretary who made their work easier? Mrs May was the longest-serving home secretary since the Second World War. During her term of office, she did nothing … [Read on]

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