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Viable treatment – cheap and proven

Written By: - Date published: 8:10 am, June 17th, 2020 - 9 comments

A medical treatment of drug used since the 1960s in medicine has proven to be effective in reducing the worst effects of human body over-reactive immune responses to covid-19 infections. This will be a boon for the countries with under developed hospital systems that are at the forefront of the current rising wave of infections. And it isn’t quack ‘science’.

Brexit built on lies – still suffering.

Written By: - Date published: 5:16 am, October 18th, 2019 - 45 comments

In the UK, Boris Johnson has just had a rather nasty setback in trying to get support for his Brexit package. It looks remarkably like the last one – which failed three times in parliament. It looks like the clone with tweaks will fail again.

Assange Arrested

Written By: - Date published: 10:10 pm, April 11th, 2019 - 515 comments

Julian Assange has been arrested by British Police inside the Ecuadorian embassy in London after his asylum was revoked.

UPDATE: Assange has been convicted of skipping bail and the US has requested his extradition.

Will there be a Brexit?

Written By: - Date published: 11:37 am, September 19th, 2018 - 33 comments

In short, I think not.

My Little Eye…

Written By: - Date published: 10:28 am, July 21st, 2018 - 17 comments

Something beginning with…wtf?!

Autonomy.

Written By: - Date published: 11:13 am, May 27th, 2018 - 29 comments

So women in ‘half’ of an island have bodily autonomy.

Yulia wants to go home.

Written By: - Date published: 10:55 am, May 25th, 2018 - 59 comments

Oops. Was this desire meant to be in the script?

UK Defense Secretary on Corbyn

Written By: - Date published: 12:22 pm, May 28th, 2017 - 49 comments

A quite remarkable interview of Michael Fallon by Channel 4 News in the UK.

Corbyn on terrorism and UK settings.

Written By: - Date published: 11:44 am, May 27th, 2017 - 26 comments

Full speech given by Jeremy Corbyn yesterday.

Dog’s Breakfast.

Written By: - Date published: 12:40 pm, April 23rd, 2017 - 17 comments

If politicians are meant to represent people, then shouldn’t they explore ways to ensure that the people they represent get represented in government?

Chilcot, Corbyn and the UK Labour Party caucus.

Written By: - Date published: 10:23 am, June 29th, 2016 - 62 comments

Three dots.

Updated

BREXIT: where it was won and lost

Written By: - Date published: 11:32 am, June 25th, 2016 - 78 comments

Scotland, Northern Ireland and London voted to stay in the EU. Every other region voted BREXIT. The Midlands and Yorkshire overwhelmingly so.

Hilary Benn: we never should walk by on the other side of the road

Written By: - Date published: 9:57 am, December 4th, 2015 - 147 comments

UK MP Hilary Benn has given one of the finest speeches Westminster has heard in years in the debate over Syria. It will go down as a defining moment in the fight against Daesh and proves that bombing alone is not the answer. Watch it. It’s how politics can be, when done right.

The Best of British; The NHS, the Welfare State and David Bowie

Written By: - Date published: 12:39 pm, June 21st, 2015 - 24 comments

Massive anti-austerity marches have just ended all over Britain. Tens of thousands of protesters have turned out to let the Tory government know that the fight against the right has not ended with the general election. Welsh singer Charlotte Church told the crowd in London that she is proudly British, but for all the right reasons.

 

Labour. Horse. Water.

Written By: - Date published: 5:45 pm, June 11th, 2015 - 97 comments

Sometimes…often…I just can’t get my head around people who make obvious and simple things kinda difficult and fraught.

Trident

Written By: - Date published: 2:21 pm, April 15th, 2015 - 20 comments

Nothing will shift the main UK parties’ attitude on nuclear weapons. Right?

September 18th

Written By: - Date published: 7:36 pm, April 8th, 2014 - 46 comments

The 18th of September 2014 is a big day.

On that day, people living in Scotland will decide if they want to become citizens in a nation that will have reclaimed its sovereignty.

a wee note to the msm

Written By: - Date published: 11:23 am, March 11th, 2014 - 49 comments

Spot the difference?

Update: The referendum on the flag will be after the election.

Obama and the UK

Written By: - Date published: 2:10 pm, September 1st, 2013 - 26 comments

So Barack Obama is going to adhere to the US constitution this time around ( unlike as was the case with Libya) and await the potential green light of Congress before commencing with any military action in Syria.

Austerity vs. stimulus

Written By: - Date published: 1:15 pm, September 27th, 2012 - 53 comments

The UK and USA make for interesting case studies in their differing responses to the global recession.  A pity that NZ followed the wrong leader.

Admitting that austerity has failed

Written By: - Date published: 8:10 am, June 16th, 2012 - 56 comments

Austerity has failed in both the UK and NZ.  But at least Cameron’s Conservatives have the wit to realise it, and the courage to act.

Human Nature and Propaganda

Written By: - Date published: 12:30 pm, December 17th, 2010 - 63 comments

We don’t have to care so much about beneficiaries any more. Or those single parents. Or the trials and tribulations of anyone else at all really. We have to be grown up. And we are more mean and lean than we used to be. Hell, even those pesky parliamentary lefties have abandoned the beneficiaries and the single parents. Yup. Nothing to see there. Life is good. We’re getting ahead. And we sure know what’s what. Don’t we?

Austerity in the UK

Written By: - Date published: 5:16 pm, November 2nd, 2010 - 63 comments

The UK entered the financial crisis over-committed and under-prepared.  They spent billions of taxpayers’ money bailing out the bankers.  Now the bills need to be paid, and the new government is embarking on a vicious austerity regime.  As usual, the burden falls on the poor…

PM’s idiocy goes global

Written By: - Date published: 7:41 am, May 14th, 2010 - 64 comments

Hey thanks John, you’ve really helped put New Zealand in the international spotlight yet again. First it was your clown act on Letterman, more recently your cringe-worthy fawning over Biden and attempts to be seen as another Obama, your valiant pro-whaling pandering while leaving a New Zealand hero to languish in a Japanese jail, then your eagerness to mine […]

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