By Hobhouse. Yanis Varoufakis, an Economist and once Greek Minister of Finance writing for The New Statesman, opined that Britain’s need for a people’s debate far outweighs a need for a people’s vote (on Brexit), or of a revocation of Article 50. Yanis purports that “crashing back into the EU” – via the revocation of … Continue reading Yanis is mistaken
The Brexit inflicted damage upon the United Kingdom’s liberal undercoat has left it with a deep cut to its heart. And the arterial dark red blood is spilling for the whole world to see. The government has declared that UK citizenship must be applied and paid for. EU nationals who have made the UK their … Continue reading The Shame of Brexit
A people’s vote: where Britain would go to the polls and revisit Brexit with a new perspective and possibly some new options. PM May’s proposed “divorce” deal resembles a dead body laying face down in the water, with a couple of complimentary bullet wounds to add emphasis; needless to say, it won’t pass through the … Continue reading A People’s Vote? I’m hesitant.
It has been amusing to watch President Trump’s hilarious upsurges and badly hidden rage concerning his Republican party’s loss of the House of Representatives. His encounter with CNN’s Jim Acosta was analogous to watching an inexperienced cover teacher trying to behaviourally manage a teen ridden high-school class. . .and miserably failing. Trump would like to … Continue reading Kamala Harris for President?
President Trump, in an interview for Axios that will air as an HBO special, said he plans to sign an executive order that will end birthright citizenship. Trump has had this idea floating around in his dullard of a consciousness for a while, usually under the term "anchor baby." The term anchor baby comes from … Continue reading President Trump’s most dangerous proposal yet?
I, like many left leaning liberals, attempt to persuade my centre-right counterparts against nationalist apology and constantly warn against its allure. Nationalism encapsulates an implicit belief of superiority above all other existing nations and their associated citizens. This belief, when transformed into its toxic form, is often accompanied with the more tangible xenophobia or racism … Continue reading Why Nationalism Persists
In 1 Timothy 6:10, it says “For the love of money is the root of all kinds of evil. By craving it, some have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many sorrows.” As for so many of the ethical lessons the bible purports to teach, as well as this one, it can … Continue reading Money, the Root of All Evil or Trust?
The US government, as reported on during June 2018, was separating families seeking asylum through illegal means i.e. crossing the boarder illegally and not, as is legally required, reporting to “ports of entry.” Having said that, however, there has been some reported cases in which (potential) immigrant families had been separated after having followed the … Continue reading Liberalism or cultural homeostasis, but not both.