Author Archives: Mike Jackson

“All for the best …

… in the best of all possible worlds” (Voltaire, Candide) AS THE Brexiteers ramp up their obsession with “Project Fear” so they expect us to overlook their own Panglossian equivalent: Operation Comfort Blanket. With Captain Bernard Jenkin in command yesterday … Continue reading

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England v The Rest?

IN HIS WEEKLY column in the The Times (£), Hugo Rifkind — a writer with whom I frequently disagree — nails perfectly the contradictions at the heart, or maybe the soul, of the Brexit movement. As his opening gambit he … Continue reading

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Tories in Fantasyland

TWO ARTICLES in this weekend’s Sunday Times here and here caught my attention. The first, by Political Editor Tim Shipman, is headlined “Tory threat to oust PM after EU vote” and includes this quote from “another leading Eurosceptic” referring to … Continue reading

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Preparing for Paris

I WOULD urge all my readers to look very closely at the re-blog of Donna LaFramboise’s post which I posted last week. (I should say at this point that I owe Donna an apology. Though her site does permit re-blogging, … Continue reading

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The Naked Climate Change Emperor

Originally posted on Big Picture News, Informed Analysis:
Strip away the pseudoscience and you’ll find one thing: politics. People attempting, via international treaties, to constrain human lives. For the sake of Mother Gaia. In a few weeks, world leaders will…

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Pray for Paris

ON THE EVENING of November 13, France were playing Germany in a soccer friendly at the Stade de France, a large number of people were enjoying a rock concert at the Théatre Bataclan, and in several other venues across central … Continue reading

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Freedom is not an absolute whatever the liberals say

TO nobody’s surprise, least of all mine, all the usual suspects were in full cry like hounds on a trail before the Home Secretary had even got to her feet this afternoon. By the time she sat down, the British … Continue reading

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