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A call for centrist democratic politics

Posted on November 12th, 2018

I don't like the names of the current political parties in the UK: Liberals: don't like the name, it implies that they are liberal, anything goes. It allows the right to claim the moral high ground on law and order, although the rule of law is an essential component of democracy and order an essential ingredient of civilised society. Conservat...

Positive immigration or the road to Fascism?

Posted on August 30th, 2018

It seems that far too many have been tempted to fall into the simplistic reaction that it's all the fault of foreigners. Proud of their country, feeling a strong association with it, whether British or French, so-called model citizens bolster their inadequacy and insecurity by associating themselves with other citizens under the banner of upho...

Modern Jews coming to terms with the brutal nature of the nazi period

Posted on November 6th, 2017

Jews were hunted, tracked, denounced and murdered. I believe that leaves, has left, scars across the generations that remain unhealed where individuals still ask themselves "what did I do to deserve that"? The answer is "nothing", but when asked in public, the question still generates some undercurrent, as if people knowingly understand that ...

Immigration policy contributing to European security

Posted on January 8th, 2017

Peace in Africa might be a solution to racism in Europe - the argument goes that racism is a reaction to, but not created by, immigration. And yet immigration comes from African and Middle Eastern countries in difficulty. It follows then that racists are heartless people who care not to help their fellow humans. But solving problems in Africa...

Only the State can run social services

Posted on December 31st, 2016

What distinguishes left and right and what is the balance between them. Why are political issues are so divisive? I am drawn to the left because I believe that only a government can run certain services and projects such as education, health, infrastructure and defence. The right argues that these services can be run better by private enterpri...

Society evolves with or without immigration

Posted on December 31st, 2016

I have written on the economic benefits of immigration and the mixing of cultures, but I wonder what the impact is on countries taking in immigrants, the changing demographics and the change in the balance of local culture. The far-right might gain ground on these issues, but the left must address them too. Nobody on the left dares pronounce ag...

For the liberation of women in Islam

Posted on December 8th, 2016

How can I speak out against Islam when I am not a Muslim? It is so terribly politically incorrect and possibly offensive, and for that, I apologise. But I support women's rights, and I want freedom for women. I am against the burqa and Sharia because I feel that it represses women. I have "heard many stories" about women repressed by Mus...

How the EU can come together

Posted on December 1st, 2016

Does anyone remember the war and how nationalism drove us apart - the EU is a solution for peace. It's a great shame that Britain will no longer be part of that equation as they were a peacekeeper. The model of Anglo-Saxons (US and UK) in partnership with the Latin, Germanic and eastern EU made for stability. Without Britain in there and with ...

Trump and Brexit both unwanted and unexpected

Posted on November 29th, 2016

So Trump was elected, and the UK is leaving the EU, both events unexpected and unwanted: if only Obama could have stood for election again. Whatever happened in the UK is surely a travesty of democracy, but also a mockery of what politicians can say to convince the electorate. The debate on Brexit got too complicated with facts and counter-fact...

Immigration: economic benefit, cultural and social reasoning

Posted on June 12th, 2016

The leave campaign seems to be focusing on immigration as an argument for not being in the EU. I guess that if Britain leaves the EU that it could effectively close its borders to migrants from anywhere, EU or otherwise and that sounds on the surface quite a seductive idea - British jobs for British people: an exclusive system for a closed cou...

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