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The view from abroad

This article in a Swiss newspaper today is so ruthlessly clear-sighted in its assessment of just how screwed we are. Much thanks to Duncan Tudor THE LAUGHING STOCK OF EUROPE [Translation by Paula Kirby] If it weren’t so serious, the situation

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Posted in Brexit, Comment, Journalism, Politics, Tories, Westminster

Fact Check

No matter what you think of Brexit we deserve at least to be told the truth. Try this for size https://theferret.scot/brexit-eu-deal-britain/  

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Posted in Brexit, Comment, Journalism, News, Politics, Tory Party, UK, Westminster

BBC

There is life in the old dear yet! On Thursday night Newsnight,the Beeb’s flagship current affairs programme ended the programme with an item on Tory MP Andrew Rosindell. He had tabled an early day motion in Parliament calling for the

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Posted in Comment, Democracy, Humour, News, Politics, Tory Party, Westminster

Eurohood

I couldn’t resist this by Liam Kirkaldy  © Holyrood Magazine, especially the description of Nigel Farage as a cross between Napoleon and Captain Birdseye. With hindsight, it seemed inevitable that the EU referendum campaign would be decided by a badly

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Posted in Comment, Democracy, EU, Holyrood, Humour, Journalism, Politics, Scotland, Westminster

Living in Tory Britain

This is what it means to live in Tory Britain. On the 27th of April the Joseph Rowntree Foundation published a report on destitution in the UK. In summary the report tells of 1.25 million destitute people living in this

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Posted in Austerity, Comment, JRF, Parliament, Politics, Rage, Sharing, Tory Party, UK, Westminster

U-turn: Is that fair ?

Originally posted on INCOMESCO:
Hard-working people are against funding cuts (austerity) and even Keynesian economics believe that austerity is negative to economic growth. A huge number of people from different walk of life have been refusing budget cut as they…

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Posted in Austerity, Comment, Economics, News, Parliament, Politics

Westminster “Makes No Sense”

From the © Carbon Brief It’s rare these days to see British newspapers from across the political spectrum united in agreement on any issue. Beyond their shared disgust at FIFA, that is. Yet this week they produced a chorus of

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Posted in Climate Change, Comment, Energy, News, Westminster
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