Some reminiscences

I visited the People’s History Museum; I was looking for something specific on NOLS, the Labour Student organisation, in the 70’s, which I sort of found. I also found some other things, which interested me and so here are my notes …

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Sailing the High Seas, reforming and enlarging the EU

For reasons, I made a wiki page, called Labour’s Turning Point, which looked at matters in the Labour Party on the topic of the European Union following Starmer’s speech/interview in Montreal in Sept 23. I argued that , it needs to be seen in the context of the EU’s consideration of its own reform which…

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Germany’s future

In this article in the New Statesman, Walter Münchau looks at the macro-economics and industrial policy of Germany and predicts its failure and notes the effect of ‘leaving behind’ the old East in particular in its politics with the rise of the AfD. The article is subtitled, “The country is in economic and political crisis…

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Data Protection and Digital Information (No. 2) Bill

It seems that GoNads screwed up the Tories first attempt to amend the 2018 Data Protection Act which implemented the GDPR in the UK. The current data regulation regime has earned the UK an adequacy ruling from the EU commission. This page documents my thoughts on this current attempt to amend the law.

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Labour’s turning point?

Over the second half of September, a couple of things happened with respect to the Labour Party’s position on relations with the EU. I want to write something punchy, and made this page to collect my sources and shape m thoughts. This may not be easy to read because it as yet has no narrative….

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Interest, debt & housing prices

I came across the video from the i linked to below and wondered how much the assertion that the UK has never had such a malign nexus, oh high inflation, high interest rates and high consumer debt. I was shocked at the Schroders report that the price to income ratio is now nine i.e. a…

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My solar charged power bank

I bought one of these a coujple of years ago and have always felt its recharge speed when using the solar panel was so slow as to make me question if it worked. I am going away and so checked on what people thought. Here are my notes and links. …

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About the Eurofighter, and its future

What’s happening to the Eurofighter Typhoon? Do we need a replacement, and who’s going to build it? In this article, What does the future hold for Eurofighter Typhoon?, Air Force Technology suggest that it’s design is old, and that the older versions are being retired; they argue that the Tempest programme is an upgrade programme…

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Running WordPress

I am having a problem with my web hosting solution. The CMS is wordpress; I installed W3 Total Cache which is too hungry for file descriptors given my disk space is subject to a quota. How can I solve this? If I can. Here some notes and links, …

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America’s Cup 2023-24

The timeline and venue’s have been announced, they have also have a web site; Team Inneos, the UK boat is the challenger of record.

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Ralph Miliband

I decided to look at his writing, and have started Parliamentary Socialism, but I was pointed at at an article he wrote in the run up to the 1964 election, called “If Labour wins”, republished in the New Left Review. This led me to write a blog article, which required me to look at some…

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Germany and debt fetishism

The stability and growth pact (SGP) is the EU’s public debt management rules and embedded in a separate treaty to the T[F]EU treaties. I have commented on these treaties elsewhere on this wiki. Elsewhere in several articles, on the blog, I criticise the SGP on my blog, including here, here, and here. My main criticism…

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