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Jonathan Isaby leaves TPA to lead up BrexitCentral

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Many of you will know and love the work of the Tax Payers Alliance. Today they have announced they are to be loosing their head Jonathon Isaby who will work at a new Matthew Elliot project titled BrexitCentral. For the TPA, Andrew Allum writes: Jonathan leaves the TPA in an extremely strong position. Under his…

Absurd Venezuela

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In my last post, I laid before you the current state of Venezuela, the misery imposed on its people by a socialist government which has yet to answer for the atrocities being inflicted on millions. Absurdities like “Coca-Cola ceases production in Venezuela due to sugar shortage”, “Gigantic beer crisis in Venezuela” and “McDonald’s takes Big…

Pound’s Fate Was Inevitable

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Far from Brexit causing the termination of the UK economy the changes in the value of the pound were inevitable and do not represent a disaster, says the Guardian: Sterling had to fall, regardless of the EU referendum – with such a big trade gap, it was inevitable Brexit or no Brexit, it has been…

Interpreting the Russell Square attack

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There are some interesting aspects to the attack on Russell Square. For example, I am strongly sympathetic to the idea that someone who barely lived in an Islamic culture, spending their time in Norway and the UK instead is not a person I would naturally assume to have acted ideologically, however, I do not –…

Terror in London: What is going wrong?

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Now that the recent rise in “mental illness” related attacks has reached the UK, with Wednesday’s stabbing incident in Russell Square, so have the cries of “what’s wrong with the world?” But “the world” didn’t commit any of these attacks; individuals did. And these individuals all share an ideology which, when followed consistently, results in…

Guardian dissing minimum wage?

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The Guardian writes The introduction of the national living wage was already causing fruit and vegetable producers, who do not receive EU subsidies, to move to lower cost countries,  I do not need to check the Guardian’s position on the minimum wage. It is for it. In fact Polly Toynbee once went so far as…

Scottish Named Person Scheme hits setback

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It seems some time ago that the Scottish Named Person scheme was announced and, not living in Scotland myself, I assumed the scheme had been quietly dropped at some point. It seems however that this plan, to ensure every child in Scotland has a named professional (teacher, health care worker, social worker etc) with responsibilities…

Stand off with alleged free man of the land

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Police are continuing an armed standoff with a gunman in the Surrey village of Smallfield. The Guardian adds: A business owner, who wished to remain anonymous, told the Surrey Mirror he believed the incident began as a drugs raid. He said: “I’ve heard rumours that it started off as a drug raid and I believe that…

Box Ticked: Alex walks Ireland for the RNLI

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I’ve actually done it. I’ve walked round the whole coast of the Republic of Ireland! It’s been a perfectly Irish last day here in the Republic- early morning hot sunshine followed by a mixture of torrential rain broken by showers and a constant “soft rain”. And a rainbow. This morning I sat in Gerry’s back…

MPs interfering again

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Iain Wright MP has called the practices of the company Sports Direct “closer to those of a Victorian workhouse”. I looked into what defined a Victorian workhouse and found this helpful  home work guide: Before 1834, poor people were looked after by buying food and clothing from money collected from land owners and other wealthy…