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A new Clerk for the Commons

  Having annoyed many you yesterday by explaining why I do want a referendum on the EU and how we would get that , let me have another go today at winding some of  you up by telling you the background to the appointment of a new Clerk. The Clerk elect for the Commons was chosen […]

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Mr Carswell

  Today I know many of you will want to post on this topic whatever I write, so let me give you the heading you want to let you say what you wish. I have little to say on the topic. I find Mr Carswell’s timing curious. We have moved the Conservative party to say […]

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Mr Salmond “wins” the debate to keep Scotland dependent

  I watched the Darling/Salmond debate on Monday. It made grim and repetitious watching. According to the polls and pundits Mr Salmond “won”. He did so by failing to answer some questions, and by taking a very  passive or conservative line on the things that matter. Would this brave heart champion of Scottish independence like […]

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The EU helps get rid of two more governments

  The EU is a destructive force in European politics. I have lost count of how many governments have been toppled by the economic policies the Euro demands. The French government is the latest casualty, with President Hollande dismissing his Ministers following the opposition of some of them to the austerity policies they are forced […]

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Students and migration – Evan Davis asks good questions

  Mr Davis asked a couple of good questions yesterday on the Today programme. Faced with Michael Heseltine saying student numbers should be left out of the net migration statistics, he asked him how this would make any difference, as in a steady state the same number leave their courses at their end as start courses […]

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Is the Islamic state of Iraq and the Levant our only enemy now?

  There is huge danger in the west’s rush to oversimplify the complex civil wars in the Middle East. I share the western revulsion at the way an American journalist was murdered by a representative of ISIL. Like others I am appalled to see reports of people killed or removed from their homes by ISIL […]

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Why does the EU like new products to perform worse than older ones?

  Whilst most of the media and many people are worried and thinking about war and peace in the Middle East and Ukraine, up pops the EU with its latest idea. It has banned powerful vacuum cleaners. Why? If people want to buy them and manufacturers wish to make them, why shouldn’t they? Has the […]

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Different moralities for different countries and different times?

  I am finding it difficult to keep up with the West’s shifting moral compass under Obama and the EU. Take the issue of whether the west supports separatists in any given country. In Syria the West did support the forces opposed to Assad who wanted to break the country up. Now the West is […]

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General Dannatt presses for the Commons to be recalled on a date when it will be in session!

  The BBC’s expert today, urging us to go and fight in Iraq, also urged the government to recall Parliament next week or the week after. Shouldn’t he have studied the Commons timetable before speaking? My diary has recorded  Parliament returning on  1 September for a long time. Didn’t the BBC’s Today programme also know that Parliament […]

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Is no-one else appalled by the violence in the Ukraine?

We do not hear much about it, but the occasional media reports confirm that people are being killed and  buildings are being shelled and blown up.The Ukrainian government  forces are laying siege to parts of their own country. We sometimes see pictures of Ukrainian tanks deployed and warplanes flying low. We are told the rebels […]

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