Trying to counter fascist talk

This from Jonathan Lis in ‘Prospect Magazine’ is pretty chilling: And yet Johnson could do none of this [inflammatory language] on his own. He depends entirely on his enablers. The Tory party unmasked itself this week, finally and for all time. Hundreds of its MPs gathered in the Commons. They heard their leader traduce parliament,… Read more

Will Virtual Liffey Gunboats Work?

A Historical Prequel A major tipping point in the Turmoil of 1914-1922 as discussed in my recent blog, was the 1916 Easter Rising centred in Dublin. At the time there was a heart and soul struggle between constitutional Nationalists led by John Redmond of the Irish Parliamentary Party, who were still hoping for Home Rule… Read more

Funerial Trade

I think we should note that Extinction Rebellion are looking to blockade the Port of Dover on Saturday. Whilst I think their protests are important – and also usually clever and impressive – just look at this poignant picture of a funeral march for the climate a couple of  months ago in Exeter, further described here…. Read more

More light on sweetness

I confess this is not my usual read but if David Davis, a former employee of Tate & Lyle, sponsors of the Tory Party, and one of the few companies in favour of Brexit, can cast aspersions on Britain’s public health policy then I think I might suggest that the game is up! The only… Read more

The King hath no prerogative other than that the law of the land allows him

The title is from the Case of Proclamations which dates back to James I ironically – or indicatively? – England’s first Scottish king. So the idea that the prerogative to prorogue Parliament is not ‘justiciable’ should be for the birds. So far, the current case in the Supreme Court has mentioned nothing of this –… Read more