The Soviet Republic of Great Britain

22nd April 2020 1

Old Soviet Joke “The difference between communism and capitalism is that under capitalism you are paid to work, under communism you are paid not to.“ Yesterday HMRC started to pay workers to stay at home, for how long ? Covid 19 has turned out to be Labour’s most effective electoral agent ever. Subscribe to the quarterly print magazine Subscribe to … [Read on]

Let them dress in PPE

21st April 2020 3

The Personal Protective Equipment crisis and the desperate lack of other critical hospital equipment highlights our need for a greater global industrial independence. As the national demand for personal protective equipment (PPE) heightens, our reliance on countries such as China for trade is brought into sharp perspective.  On Sunday evening, The Guardian reported that a ‘vital shipment of protective equipment, including … [Read on]

It’s raining Texas Crude and it’s free

21st April 2020 1

On Monday 20th April 2020, something extraordinary happened, something never seen in the history of commerce; you could buy American West Texas Oil at a negative price: The sellers were going to pay you to take the stuff away, and you would not be paid just a little, but a whopping $40 a barrel to be the buyer. Just a … [Read on]

The sound of money being created.

20th April 2020 11

The Covid shutdown, according to the Centre for Economics and Business Research, is costing  £2.5 billion a day in lost production. Today, we could have paid 100,000 extra nurses an annual salary of £25,000 a year.  Tomorrow, £2.5 billion would have mended every pot hole, on every road in Britain. On Wednesday,  we could have built six sparkling new hospitals. … [Read on]

Getting the clap

18th April 2020 9

I read on other conservative websites that the clapping lark is now getting out of hand. It might have been justified first time round, just about, but now we are into North Korean territory. True conservatives, who value liberty, I learn, will not descend to this infantile sheep-like group-thinking sloganizing mind-manipulating Stasi Maoist NHS-worshipping emotive nonsense. Nor will they submit … [Read on]

The Virological Consequences of Shopping

17th April 2020 4

So, you thought you could go on a weekend trip to the Seychelles last year celebrating Saffron’s GCE results and not find the equivalent of the Wuhan virological laboratory in a street near you? I know you need that Chelsea Tractor to shop in Waitrose and as soon as this crisis is over you will be taking a trip to … [Read on]

Covid 19: the Brussels friendly virus

16th April 2020 5

Author Will Podmore Has Covid-19 infected the Brexit process? For the diehard Remainers, it has become the excuse they have been looking for. The government should extend the Brexit deadline “if necessary”, says Keir Starmer – already revealing himself as a master of the snide insinuation – clearly hinting that in his opinion it will be necessary. And like a … [Read on]

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