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Only thing that really matters in 2013: is eurozone crisis over?

 On the morning of May 7th2012, Greek voters woke up to discover that they had effectively voted to leave the EU. A majority of the new  members of parliament were in parties that rejected the crippling terms of the latest EU £110bn bailout package. It looked like the beginning of the end for the 11 … Continue reading

BBC’s Year of Shame. See pages 2,3,4..94.

Herald 27/12/13 Whatever happened to Auntie? One of the prime casualties of 2012 was the BBC’s reputation as a solid and dependable institution devoted to nature documentaries and unbiassed news. It was revealed as an demented bureaucracy, run by a management of grasping kleptocrats, harbouring sex criminals and using public money to defame innocent pensioners … Continue reading

Better Together’s secret weapon: Tony Blair.

Herald  18/12/12 First it was David Cameron, now Tony Blair has entered the fray. He told journalists at a press gallery lunch this week that he stood ready and willing to come to the aid of  Better Together’s fight to keep Scotland in the UK. All we need is for Margaret Thatcher to come out … Continue reading

Forget Barroso, what if the David Cameron takes Scotland out of Europe.

 Sunday Herald 16/12/12 I don’t know about Tantric sex, but the Prime Minister is certainly a teaser. Last week he informed hungry hacks at a Westminster press lunch that he had delayed yet again his long forecast speech on a referendum on European membership. He said that like Tantric sex, it would be worth the … Continue reading

Independence in Europe. Jose he say "no".

It recalled the BBC Director General, John Entwhistle, being jeered by MPs over the Newsnight/Savile affair.   John Swinney, the Scottish finance secretary, was ridiculed by the House of Lords economic committee on Tuesday for trying to argue that an independent Scotland would be able to remain in the EU because it would still be … Continue reading

Autumn Statement: The End of the World As We Know IT . (That’s if you’re on benefits)

 Sunday Herald 9/12/12    According to the Mayan calendar, the world will end on the 21st of December, but reading the commentary on the Chancellor’s autumn financial statement last week, you could be forgiven for thinking that apocalypse had come early this year. George Osborne’s admission that his austerity policies will last at least until 2018 … Continue reading

George’s Christmas message to the poor: abandon hope.

From Herald 5/12/12       In 1931, when the Labour government of Ramsay MacDonald cut unemployment benefit in an economic depression, the Labour party split and was almost destroyed as a political force for the next decade. But the cuts in welfare made in the Chancellor, George Osborne’s autumn statement have not only failed to … Continue reading

Leveson Press Law. Don’t worry, it’ll never happen.

    The debate over Lord Justice Leveson’s call for statutory regulation of the press has unfortunately turned into a political bun-fight. Labour are so eager to court popularity by hammering the gutter press that they’ve embraced the Leveson Laws with hardly a moment’s pause. Meanwhile, from the opposing camp comes the din of grinding … Continue reading

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