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Another sign of dying civilisation

NEWS: UK deputy prime minister Nick Clegg will urge the Tories to support Palestinian request for recognition of statehood at United Nations. The UN will vote this month on an application by the Palestinian president Abbas for observer status. This … Continue reading

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Boris: Oh, just a cuddly toy of crony capitalism and social engineering

Some in the Tory party look at that charismatic gaffe-prone cuddly bear called Boris as a savior, new Messiah, a Thatcher reborn. Others warn that his big mouth means he ends up in too much of hot water too often. … Continue reading

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The age of hubris is over! (Any volunteers to break it to the Western world?)

The British television is full of documentaries about the Second World War. Some are usually even worse than others. One such piece was on display on BBC Two last Monday at nine. It was a classic microwavable stuff – full … Continue reading

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Scottish Independence: vote Yes to salvage conservatism

Recently, I had a conversation with a guy who is pretty well accustomed to my rather conservative and reactionary opinions about the world. And so he almost chocked himself to death when I pronounced my opinion on Scottish independence. First, … Continue reading

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The Spectator cold turkey: One month on report

This morning I read highly interesting if, how else, doom-gloomish interview in the Wall Street Journal with Greg Lukianoff, president of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, on how free speech died on US campuses. See for yourself at … Continue reading

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Buzzzz. Elections are here!

Hello there! I just want to remind you not to forget to vote in the first (and probably the last) Police and Crime Commissioner Elections today. You know, one of Mr Cameron’s favourite toys, a few years ago that is. … Continue reading

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Hide till you can! BBC on the war path, again

And the blood pressure is rising again! This time the news is not connected to Saint Obama’s past and upcoming miracles but something even more sinister.  The world’s high(est) priest of unbiased journalism – the BBC News that is (please, … Continue reading

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Newsweek’s dancing on our graves

So that arch-liberal read-by-nobody magazine, oh pardon me, soon-to-be-online-only magazine, Newsweek in its latest issue depicts President Obama as a Napoleonic figure while the Republicans are ‘old, white and history’. I am afraid the irony has escaped the authors. So … Continue reading

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Frankenstorm Beeb

There have actually been two Frankenstorms in the last few days. Yes, you guessed it correctly. One has had the form of a whirl winding natural disaster descending upon the North American continent – named Sandy. Another was a media … Continue reading

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My sadomasochistic session with Charlie Rose

I did it again yesterday. The sadomasochistic part of my-self overruled my brain and I sat down at 7:00PM local time to switch to channel 609 to Bloomberg TV to watch Charlie Rose election special’s after-the-third-debate chat. It’s always been … Continue reading

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