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M.A.D

Watching Question Time last night I couldn’t help coming to the conclusion that we’ve gone absolutely mad. There’s some very wound up and angry people in our country, who aren’t really thinking things through. You can’t claim to want to … Continue reading

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‘Give the elites a good-kicking’ and other Brexiteer nonsense

Jumbo 16 months old 41 stone bred by J Young, Newholm, Yorkshire Numerous Leave voters have tried to distance themselves from accusations of racism by claiming they just wanted to give the elites a good-kicking. However, the fact that they … Continue reading

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The Chamber of Secrets has been opened…Beware

The Overton Window is a political theory, developed by Joseph P Overton, that refers to the range of policies that the public will accept. So whilst the BNP were unacceptable in just 2009, their policies are now mainstream. The Overton … Continue reading

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Dorset’s Lush Workforce

Dorset has a lower average birth rate than England and Wales at 8.3 births per 1000, compared with 12.1 nationally. It has a higher death rate than England and Wales at 11.5 per 1000 compared with 8.7 nationally. This is … Continue reading

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Liberal: The Dirty Word

Reading tabloid articles and their associated comments from ‘the people’, it is clear that Liberals are to be one of the convenient scapegoats for the world’s problems. Ignoring the fact that ‘liberal’ is a multi-usage term applied to a number of often … Continue reading

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The Country of the Blind

“He began to realise that you cannot even fight happily with creatures who stand upon a different mental basis to yourself.” The Country of the Blind and Other Stories by H.G. Wells, 1904 “In the kingdom of the blind, the one-eyed man … Continue reading

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How to make Britain Great Again

Otherwise known as,’ My own post-Brexit manifesto for 2017′ Or, ‘It’s hardly the Garden of Eden.’ Lose weight – but not for yourself, for the country. Being slimmer and fitter will not only help our ailing NHS but it will … Continue reading

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