The current political class is fighting yesterday’s battles: ones that began when we were living with the illusion of unearned wealth and unconditional security. But now the party’s over. The boom busted and all we’re left to show for it is New Labour’s mega-state and its decadent moral code. Those who continue to defend these [...]
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Back in the days of the iron curtain, the East Germans had department stores and they were ‘open’
Open in the sense that the doors were open, but not open in the sense they could discharge their raison d’etre, namely supplying goods people wanted to buy with hard currency. This was not entirely their fault. [...]
“There’s no way to rule innocent men. The only power any government has is the power to crack down on criminals. Well, when there aren’t enough criminals, one makes them. One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking laws.”
Ayn had a point. I [...]
We here all know the nature of the beast, so there is not much point me saying anything else about it, because this article says it all.
It’s crunch time for little Cyprus tomorrow. What happens to them, will happen to us the day after.
Be afraid, be very afraid…
So what sane person will keep their money in Greek, Spanish or Italian domiciled banks?
Charles Crawford, over at the Commentator - whose comments system, based on the Hell that is Disqus, sucks - fisks the incomprehensibly influential doofus Will Hutton on the horsemeat scandal. And totally misses the point. Hutton:
“As the horsemeat saga unfolds, it becomes more obvious by the day that those Thatcherite verities – that the market [...]
Today we had a meeting about the Europass. This was a completely new development. I’d never even heard of it. … It seems that [it] is a new European Identity Card, to be carried by all citizens of the EEC. The FCO, according to Humphrey, is willing to go along with the idea as [...]
Why women may just keep Britain in the EU
What? I thought it was the LibLabCons who were hell bent on keeping the UK in the EU. Not according to Cathy Newman though.
As Sally Albright explains in When Harry Met Sally, “Women are very practical.” It’s why, she says, Ingrid Bergman gets on [...]
Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more; Or close the wall up with our English dead. In peace there’s nothing so becomes a man As modest stillness and humility: But when the blast of war blows in our ears, [...]
I know this has been done to death here (cracking post from RAB!) and elsewhere but it needs to be said or re-iterated at least. I was born in England in 1973 (the year the UK, the Irish Republic and Denmark joined the club) and I have subsequently been to (in no particular order) France, [...]
A post on an often overlooked year - 1986. A year in which events occured that had (and are having) terrible consequences.
A British person when hearing of the date “1986″ will think (if they think of anything) of the “Single European Act” - formally it came into effect in 1987, but the agreement was made [...]
What is the post Roman West? How does it differ from the Roman Empire?
Well, for example, under the Roman Empire the army was a professional force - it was the state.
The warbands of the Germanic chiefs were not the world of the Middle Ages either - the armies of the Middle Ages were Feudal, the [...]
Nick Clegg’s kids supported Spain’s football team during the European Championships according to this article in the Failygraph. So what? They are half Spanish. They’d probably have cheered the English team on to a win too had the team not buggered up on penalties - again. But this isn’t what the [...]