Category Archives: history

Debunking right wing myths – migration, jobs and wages

A common myth of those on the right, one even some on the left fall for, is that immigrants compete against locals for jobs and help push down wages. Neither is entirely correct and indeed restricting immigration can end up … Continue reading

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When project fear became project-we-told-you-so

t From my other blog…… So we have a crisis, building since January, that’s finally reached a point where even a biased media can’t hide the truth any more, forcing the government into damage limitation mode. Which predictably involves using … Continue reading

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Afghanistan: anatomy of a fool’s errand

Originally posted on daryanblog:
The algorithm’s running social media seem to be getting darn smart. Because just the other day, 55 days: the fall of Saigon popped into my feed. And to say this is eerily similar to events in…

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Should doping be allowed in sports?

So the Olympics has seen more than a few positive drug tests, not to mention positive covid tests as if the athlete’s didn’t have enough to worry about (you do have to feel for these athletes, they are essentially prisoners … Continue reading

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Bitcoin crackdown

Reblogged from my other site. Discussing the crackdown against crypto currencies by several governments. Continue reading

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More brexit betrayals and the rise of the brexitbots

Reblogged from my other site. Discussing how many of the warnings given to brexiters about their immigration policy are starting to come true. Continue reading

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Debunking right wing myths: Ancient aliens

I once caught a programme called “ancient aliens” on the History channel (given that they seems to show nothing but pawn stars and sensationalist nonsense, I’m not sure why its called “History” anymore). Anyway, I thought it was a hoot … Continue reading

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Debunking rightwing myths: Qanon

One of the problems with politics these days is how it has become way too tribal. And while it is a problem with those on the left (just look at how Corbyn supporters seem determined to stick it to Starmer, … Continue reading

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Internet gangs of the 2020’s

I did a post a couple of months back about contrepreneurs & fake gurus selling doggy courses or get-rich-quick schemes (which of course are just scams intended to rob you blind). But if anything, I barely scratched the surface. There … Continue reading

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Pyongyang on the Thames

I came across a documentary from French TV about the North Korean “Ghost Fleet” of fishing vessels. Large fleets of North Korean fishing boats have been raiding the fishing grounds of neighbouring countries, most notably making intrusions into Russian waters, … Continue reading

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