On Degrees of Patriotism, and Union.

I readily admit that I am no great fan of patriotism. I was brought up in so many different places that by the time I was eleven I had been to eight different schools in four different places that were each (or in the case of Scotland, felt themselves to be) nations in their own…

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DGTBA #1

DGTBA #1

...or "Don't Go To Bed Angry". The first in I hope an infrequent series of getting something off my chest before going to bed. Tonight: how not to make friends in a new political party. I was a witness and participant this evening in a Facebook thread in a forum for Liberal Democrat "Newbies" that…

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The Great Brexit Opportunity

The Great Brexit Opportunity

So, barring some exceedingly unlikely extraordinary parliamentary gyrations that see a 380 odd majority at second reading overturned at third reading, it looks like Article 50 will be invoked to Theresa May's timetable in March and negotiations will begin in earnest to achieve whatever they mean by "Brexit". Whilst I was a remain voter, and would…

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Why this anarchist will be voting Remain on Thursday

Why this anarchist will be voting Remain on Thursday

Almost every self-declared libertarian I’ve heard from seems to believe some version of the idea that “leaving the EU is the greatest step toward liberty we can make in our lifetimes”. I disagree. In fact I go further and suggest it would be a regressive step to give those who wish to rule us from…

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The Poor Man of Old Europe?

The Poor Man of Old Europe?

I only vaguely remember in the late seventies people referring to Britain as the "Sick Man of Europe" For some reason I found myself needing to lookup British Gross National Income just now, and it struck me just how far down what one might call "old Europe" we are. Of the nine members in the…

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