democracy

If you only watch one Youtube video today….

….please watch this one…. The complete Eurobarometer survey, “Public opinion in the European Union”, sponsored by the EU’s own General Communication Directorate, can be found here. Advertisements

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@Nigel_Farage – “We are the Opposition”

Also, a couple of letters in today’s Telegraph, one from Nigel himself, highlight the rank hypocrisy of the Tory Party (who’s leader, the EU Viceroy in Downing Street, is proud to belong to its euro skeptic wing) on British foreign policy, human rights and the European Arrest Warrant…. Alien rule of law SIR – William Hague (Comment, […]

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Statement by the family of Franklin Brito

Following the tragic and wasteful death on Monday of Venezuelan hunger-striker, Franklin Brito, his family issued a statement which this blog would like to see publicly branded on the foreheads of Messrs Chomsky, Pilger, Stone and Penn. It follows in full…. It is with immense sorrow that we inform the Venezuelan people and the world of […]

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Franklin Brito….another victim of Oliver Stone’s ego

Today this blog would like to tell you about Franklin Brito, someone whose name most of you will almost certainly have never heard. For those who are unfamiliar with Brito’s story, he had a productive livestock farm in Venezuela until a certain Hugo Rafael Chávez Frías decided to “expropriate” it, declaring property rights to be […]

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Wheat, weed and Obamacare

The Commerce Clause of the U.S. Constitution grants Congress the power to…. “regulate commerce . . . .among the several States,” ….and for more than 100 years federal lawmakers invoked it for a very narrow purpose; to prevent states from imposing trade barriers on each other. But today members of Congress act as if it […]

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Comment of the week

Off to France this weekend, here’s hoping it’s the last time I touch a Euro, other than to fix one to my fridge next to the Zimbabwean dollar alrerady (sic) there.

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You know those soap-dodgers who go smashing bank windows?

Like these at the Climate Camp in Edinburgh last weekend…. Well, this blog can think of a lot of names for them but anarchists they are not…. As Old Holborn helpfully pointed out to a Climate Camper yesterday…. Hat tip, Captain Ranty.

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