Category Archives: International

It certainly has not turned out well for America under Barack Obama, nor for anyone else either

Barack Obama has done fantastic damage to the US. Two things today. First domestically, from Thomas Sowell who discusses government commandeering of your tax money, which it doesn’t ask for but takes, and to little purpose: And please don’t call … Continue reading

Posted in American politics, International | 67 Comments

Why Labour lost Scotland

Of course, Labour had already made the massive tactical error of standing shoulder to shoulder with the Conservatives in Better Together, during the seismic referendum campaign. This greatly hastened a secular decline, giving generations of Scottish leftists the excuse to … Continue reading

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Not just the British left …

Nick Cohen describes British left-wing attitudes: The universities, left press, and the arts characterise the English middle-class as Mail-reading misers, who are sexist, racist and homophobic to boot. Meanwhile, they characterise the white working class as lardy Sun-reading slobs, who … Continue reading

Posted in Hypocrisy of progressives, International | 11 Comments

Thatcher returns?

Is this a second Thatcher revolution? Unshackled from Coalition partners, Tories get ready to push radical agenda. And radical it is: David Cameron will use the Conservative Party’s first majority in the House of Commons for nearly 20 years to … Continue reading

Posted in Classical Economics, Elections, International | 76 Comments

UK 2015 Election Thread

Posted in International, Open Forum | 517 Comments

Sentimentality is no basis for foreign policy

It was tragic when the plane was shot from the sky over the Ukraine, but it was, as everyone understood, unintended. A war zone is a danger zone, even undeclared wars. But it did worry me that more was being … Continue reading

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It’s taken the Americans long enough to work out what is going on.

The AFR is reporting: The Obama administration is pressuring the Abbott government to back away from plans to target American technology multinationals with higher taxes in next month’s federal budget. The US Treasury’s top international tax official, Robert Stack, is … Continue reading

Posted in Budget, International, Taxation | 35 Comments

UK election poster

Communist Party policy in the UK is bipartisan policy in Australia.

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Warsaw Ghetto Uprising – April 19, 1943

Today marks the 72 anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising. This must be one of the world’s most famous photographs – very poignant. The little boy survived the war as did the soldier who was later executed for war crimes. … Continue reading

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An Eloi Manifesto

This is from Tim Blair and I cannot tell if this is a parody or something taken directly from a Green election pamphlet somewhere. Reads straight out of the 1930s so I opt for parody but who can be sure? … Continue reading

Posted in International, Politics | 39 Comments