Category Archives: Elections

That is why you fail

Classic words from Master Yoda to Luke Skywalker when expressing doubts as to his belief system. On the same note Tim Andrews in The Spectator: In attempting to court the soft left vote, May violated a cardinal rule of politics: … Continue reading

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Scotland saves the day

While in London a couple of weeks ago I attended a Chatham House Rules function that looked at polling into the then forthcoming UK election. There were two predictions: The Tories would retain government but not with as great a … Continue reading

Posted in Elections, International | 127 Comments

UK 2017 election thread

UK polls close 7 am Friday morning Australian Eastern Time Zone.

Posted in Elections, International | 640 Comments

French Election Forum 2017

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Theresa! What is best in life?

UK PM Theresa May has called a snap election after polls indicated the Tories were 21 points ahead of Labour.

Posted in Elections, International | 53 Comments

Do enemies beat policies?

Adam Creighton makes a big call: If I were French I would vote for Marine Le Pen in next week’s presidential election. That is a huge call. Not to do so would be to endorse the political and economic elites … Continue reading

Posted in Elections, International | 103 Comments

The Art of the Impossible

The Art of the Impossible is now out in the world and can be bought on line either here in Australia or anywhere at all here at The Book Depository with free shipping worldwide. I thought originally that the aim … Continue reading

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WA election 2017 forum

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Are the Liberals legitimising Hanson?

Andrew Bolt draws our attention to an interesting article in the latest Spectator.  Last time around they managed to put her in gaol. Now they are rolling out the red carpet. Pauline Hanson and her strategists must be shouting from … Continue reading

Posted in Elections, Federal Politics | 80 Comments

My blog history of the election

My “blog history” of the American election is being published which consists of all of the posts I did on the election starting in July 2015 when I actually saw Donald Trump in Las Vegas. I call it a blog … Continue reading

Posted in American politics, Elections, Gratuitous Advertising, History | 21 Comments