Tag the Lie

The Parrot Views the Earth from Afar

The UK General Election presently in progress begs the question whether there is any difference in quality of democratic process between a Referendum and an Election.

Both seem to involve a lot of lying at high volume, a lot of propaganda ditto, and various other forms of manipulation and trickery –… Continue reading The Parrot Views the Earth from Afar

Mr Toad Leapfrogs the Stars

Since his accession, Mr Johnson had been upping the ante with regard to a “No Deal Brexit” and spraying money here, there and everywhere, as if Austerity had never existed.

But where was all that Tory money coming from, with our economy tanking ? What about these many years of… Continue reading Mr Toad Leapfrogs the Stars

Speaking of the Worst

The stanza above makes extensive reference to that extraordinary and justifiably famous poem by W.B. Yeats called “The Second Coming”. Yeats’ poem applies so closely to our own present time, of course. But might that be true of every present time ? Shakespeare too was gripped by the fear… Continue reading Speaking of the Worst

Maybot in Harness

Headline in “The Guardian” January 21st : “May claims EU second referendum would threaten ‘social cohesion’ ” … Continue reading Maybot in Harness

To Lie

How can we Defend Free Speech from the Lie ?

This piece follows the recent UK referendum on our membership of the EU. Both the quality of the debate and the “decision” that came out of it have left many millions of people reeling and horrified.

But how was that decision arrived at ? Why do so many of us find it impossible to… Continue reading How can we Defend Free Speech from the Lie ?

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