Monty Python’s Flying Virus

Reading Time: 3 minutes How can I not comment on the brilliance of the Dutch and UK government’s strides against a tiny little virus that’s causing more mayhem than Theresa May and David Cameron ever dreamed of; and Donald Trump’s infection with a mutant coronavirus that makes you look and feel 20 years younger without the need to quarantine. […]

“I Accuse…” – Questioning Our Parliaments On Climate Change

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Reading Time: 5 minutes In September 2018, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) produced a concise document explaining to all governments the necessary measures to combat climate change – assuming, of course, that the governments do believe in climate change.     I don’t know whether I was more impressed by the sheer brilliance of Montagne’s rant than […]

When Democracy Is Bullied By… Democracy

Reading Time: 6 minutes   Some time ago I wrote a post entitled, “Democracy menaced by…democracy,” concerning what I believe are the dangers of holding a referendum in a parliamentary democracy. With March 29th 2019 fast approaching, and an EU/UK deal far from being certain, the demand for a second referendum – the people’s vote – is gaining momentum, and […]

“Adios…Catalonia?”

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Reading Time: 4 minutes (image: barcelonaconnect.com) It seems like a rotten sequel to an already very bad film. If you thought “Brexitmania” was bad, now we have the very latest cheap remake on a theme that is well past its “sell by” date. In deciding to go it alone, Catalonia has done exactly what the UK did, on 23rd […]