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Labour in for Britain

Labour in for Britain

While in Berlin, I saw a post bitching about Corbyn and Starmer’s contribution to Brexit, and remembered that Labour’s RemaIN campaign run by the then legacy leadership was also weak. I know that the doorstep operation was weakened by the lack of commitment of the party and the exhaustion from the local elections that had taken place the previous month. The timing is further evidence that Cameron was unsure of what he wanted; whether it was a strong Tory Party or to remain in the EU. It’s common belief that Corbyn didn’t work hard enough, and that his Office were pro-leave, but what did the Party do.

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Towards a new theme

Towards a new theme

I can’t make the Nulis theme work with modals and there’s been a problem with CSS for a while; I am planning to switch my theme again. I have collected  whole bunch, and have short-listed  I like Cronus, which is a derivative of Tempo. Nulis and Cronus seem to have been abandoned.  Here are my notes.

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Tanks

Tanks

I needed to extract what I said about Tanks from my piece on the 2021 Defence White Paper as it took a lot of space on a peripheral issue. What I captured was the leaks before publication which suggested that the Tanks were going to be chopped, and then comments on the white paper’s outcome. I have also found a youtube video that examines if infantry anti-tank weapons have led to an end of the age of the tank citing the Ukraine war as evidence.

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Chasing Financial Crime

Chasing Financial Crime

I am working up another article on Corruption and had cause to look at how the private sector is pursued. The answer is by public sector bodies who produce reports on how effective they are. Here are my links and notes.

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Bought Britain

Bought Britain

Originally subtitled, evidence of Russia’s receipts. The Russian invasion of Ukraine has reminded every one of the way in  which British Politics has been sold. Sanctions were applied slowly and incompletely.  We are out of the EU.  Here are my notes and links

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Global Compact on Immigration

Global Compact on Immigration

Look what happens when one’s not concentrating, the UN promulgated a global compact on migration, which passed overwhelmingly and then caused a backlash in the political classes in Europe. Here are my notes and links …

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Ukraine and its role as a flashpoint

Ukraine and its role as a flashpoint

Over the last month, Russia and NATO have been rattling their sabres over the future of the Ukraine. The bellicosity of the language is very worrying and working out a position from first principles of peace, democracy, human rights and justice seems quite hard; I have made some notes and found some links to help me work it out.