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Send Labour A Message: Vote Brexit, Vote Galloway

 

David Lindsay

At the forthcoming European Elections, every Labour candidate favours a second referendum and would vote Remain. Add in the sentence handed down to Julian Assange, and it is time to send a message. The way to send that message is by voting for the Brexit Party on 23rd May. And if you happen to live in Peterborough, then it is also by voting for George Galloway on 6th June.

Jeremy Corbyn has opened up the debate on economic and foreign policy for the first time in a generation. Before the summer of 2015, Britain had an unquestionable State ideology in international affairs and in relation to the architecture of the economy. It was occasionally possible to make a small and probably jocular criticism of the Government. But it was effectively forbidden to criticise the State. Corbyn has brought onto the platform the voices of opposition in principle to politically chosen austerity and to wars of political choice.

Nevertheless, Corbyn has overlooked his supporters by appointing his enemies to frontbench and other positions. He has permitted a free vote on Syria. He has whipped an abstention on Trident. He has never brought the arming of the Saudi war in Yemen back to the floor of the House of Commons for another vote. His housing and transport policies go nowhere near far enough. He supports the Government’s indulgence of gender self-identification. He sides with neoliberal capitalism on the issues of drugs and prostitution. He wants a Customs Union with the EU, possibly even at the price of accepting its State Aid rules. He is open to a second referendum on EU membership. He has accepted some of the Government’s baseless and collapsed claims about Salisbury, Amesbury, and Douma.

Corbyn has acted against the social and ethnic cleansing of Labour Haringey, but not to secure justice for the 472 Teaching Assistants in Labour Durham. He has failed to prevent the expulsion of distinguished black activists from the Labour Party on trumped up charges of anti-Semitism. He has failed to defend either Kelvin Hopkins or Chris Williamson. He has walked into the Government’s trap over Donald Trump’s State Visit, a Visit that is being held purely in order to elicit such responses and thus to shore up what would once have been the Conservative Party’s core vote. And he has failed to oppose without compromise any extradition of Assange to anywhere, on any pretext.

So send a message by voting for the Brexit Party. After that, of course it would have been fun to have seen Fiona Onasanya returned at Peterborough. It would have been interesting to have seen the latest incarnation of the SDP make a breakthrough there. I have heard good things about the Labour candidate. But come on. It has to be George Galloway. It just has to be. Already, he is who everyone is talking about. Well, of course he is. He is George Galloway. Put him back into Parliament. Put him into this of all Parliaments. Send a message.

David Lindsay is a freelance journalist and an Independent political activist based in Lanchester, County Durham.

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Tom
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Tom

No thanks. Farage is ‘controlled opposition’, working for the same people who fund the Tories. Corbyn is the real deal which is why the establishment and their fake journalists are panicking and using any stick they can find to try to beat Corbyn.

mark
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mark

Corbyn may once have been but that is now ancient history. Forget him and forget Labour. Otherwise you’ll just be like all the people who thought that this time, voting for Obama (or even Trump) might just possibly make some kind of difference. It won’t. The Labour Party is part of the problem. It is not part of the solution. You might just as well vote Tory as Red Tory.

Ben Trovata
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Ben Trovata

“Do I contradict myself?
Very well, then, I contradict myself.
(I am large, I contain multitudes.)
—Walt Whitman, “Song of Myself”

John2o2o
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John2o2o

I heartily agree David.

And twitter has just announced some excellent news: Sir Tony “Baldrick” Robinson is leaving the Labour Party.

Draining the Blairite Swamp. Labour looks more attractive by the day, but sadly Birmingham Yardley’s hideous swamp creature is still to be purged.

Robert J.
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Robert J.

I have just sent this mail to George Galloway: I can hardly remember when that was, but I think that you first entered my life when our rulers were gearing up to the invasion of Iraq. At the time you certainly provided me with many an argument and much of the strength I needed to resist, in my tiny corner of the world. Not that it ended up helping much, but that’s another point. I have to confess that since then I haven’t followed you very regularly (keeping up with the state of the world in several languages takes a… Read more »

M Le Docteur Ralph
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M Le Docteur Ralph

If you like austerity, vote the Brexit Party But do not be surprised if you end up needing a food bank If you believe that regulations are bad, vote the Brexit Party But do not be surprised if the deregulated insulation panels on your flat catch fire If you like TTIP, vote the Brexit Party But do not be surprised if you end up eating chlorinated chicken If you think that toffs are the natural ruling class, vote the Brexit Party You can then boast that you are represented by the likes of Farage and Annunziata Rees-Mogg If you believe… Read more »

Some Random Passer-by
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Some Random Passer-by

Crap. Vote Labour for a shafting. Vote Labour to squander opportunity. Vote Labour to have your vote ignored. Vote Labour to be abandoned in favour of the middle class. Vote Labour if you want to talk the talk, but not walk the walk. Vote Labour so Twatson, Phillips and others get all the perks whilst laughing in their sleeves.

If you want more sugar coated right wing shenanigans, then you know whose box to tick.

I’d rather take Farage. On account that he will remove us from the EU.

M Le Docteur Ralph
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M Le Docteur Ralph

If you are a Tory or believe in right wing ideas of course you will be opposed to socialism and will not be voting Labour. However, if you claim to be left wing and yet vote for Nigel Farage you are fooling yourself. BREXIT is just the beginning, voting for Farage comes with an entire package. Backing Nigel Farage means backing a man who believes in privatisation of the NHS. Who has stated that he would prefer the American system of private health insurance companies without any involvement from central government. It means backing a man who having seen his… Read more »

okulo
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okulo

I have my differences with George Galloway; I was actually acquainted with him well enough for him to give me his new phone number days after The Sun doxed him by publishing his number on the front page. Since then, however, I have often found myself at odds with his words and for having called him out on something on Twitter several years ago, he blocked me – I just checked and I’m still blocked – and I have been roasted on here for not bending the knee to him. However, There are few people in politics who can speak… Read more »

okulo
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okulo

Looks like it will be Annunziata Rees-Mogg for the Brexit Party so we’ll have to wait and see whether or not George Galloway will do the sensible thing.

I can’t find any reliable updates and the Wikipedia page still has George Galloway standing with no mention of the Brexit Party.

okulo
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okulo

Damned embarrassing double-negative in the last sentence; sorry.

lysias
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lysias

Things changed once the Brexit vote challenges. Blocking the people’s expressed will would be antidemocratic.

lysias
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lysias

I typed “happened”, and somehow (Auocorrect?) that got changed to “challenges”.

wardropper
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wardropper

Switch it off. We are all literate here 🙂

WeatherEye
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Sir I salute your courage, your strength, your indefatigability…

bc
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bc

I remember George’s old radio show on talk sport when he was perpetually saying the country was largely empty and that a random person just born on the other side of the planet should automatically have the right to come to Britain and immediately be considered as British as a person whose family had been here since before the Norman conquest. I remember his unconstrained celebration of the post-2004 influx from E Europe and his delight that the influx would be unceasing. Fast forward to the past couple of years and a complete 180 has been performed in plain sight.… Read more »

MIchael Leigh
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MIchael Leigh

Me thinks BC that your penuitimate criticism certanly underlines the un-reliability of the latter day highly experienced G.Galloway, the former sane observer of all that is false in the Anglo-American especial relationship, and I can only cite his speech in the USA political assembly as evidence of his former highly observable status in viewing the USA’s craven attitude to honour in any inter-nation partnership?

But just maybe it can be argued that in his dotage that George has lost his self sense of shame, among other failings?

Anna Zimmerman
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Anna Zimmerman

Not necessarily. People do change their minds. Having gone through much the same transformation as Galloway, I know that we cannot automatically assume the worst.

BigB
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BigB

Judging by the reported Local Election results …someone – the electorate – sent Labour and the Tories a message …which was fuck off!

rtj1211
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rtj1211

They have not sent a message to the Libdems, who have become the Remainers Party.

mark
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mark

Just a shame that so many of them voted for the loathsome Liberals. Should have just spoiled the ballot paper or stayed sat home.

BigB
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BigB

They couldn’t vote for the Tingers, rejected zio-fascist Robinson, and embraced ‘Others’ and yes, the LibDims …plus a few neolib Greens. I think the message was clear enough. We just need to harness that voter apathy and reject the globalising governers tout court …putting the country under new management. Something which holds almost the volume of terror of letting them carry on with their already succeeded plans to make us politically redundant. Watch today’s UK Column to see that Mark Sedwill is the undeclared King of the Country …and how it was he who got rid of Gav the Chav.… Read more »

mark
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mark

You could put up a pig’s bladder on a stick so long as it wasn’t Tory or Labour and people would vote for it.

Einstein
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Einstein

Explanation of Brexit for foreigners [90 secs.]:

Carnyx
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Carnyx

Galloway was telling Scots to vote against Independence on the grounds it would keep them in the EU. Here is George during the indyref, declaring there was no risk of Scots ending up outside the EU if they voted No and that he along “with anyone with brain cells” would be campaigning to Remain in the EU when there is to be a UK vote on that. Galloway is from Dundee, he used to say he supported both Dundee United as a local team and Celtic as their big team, which is a common thing among Dundonian Catholics, but then… Read more »

rtj1211
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rtj1211

When he first campaigned in Glasgow in 1992, he simply focussed on the students in Hillhead, 99% of whom just wanted a bigger grant.

bc
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bc

Ah, glad someone else has noticed. It is a real shame because he is a rare powerful voice of truth on many issues.

JudyJ
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JudyJ

The point at which Jeremy Corbyn let me down was during the HoC exchanges immediately after ‘Salisbury’. May had just declared the Russians guilty. Corbyn asked all the right questions of the PM regarding the questionable ‘evidence’ of guilt, raising scientific and historical anomalies about Novichok, about liaising with the Russians etc. Very relevant questions which demanded specific, objective replies. At that point I thought ” Good for you, mate. Exactly. You’ve got her on the back foot now.” But no. May’s short response was to throw back her head cackling mockingly (from the Hillary Clinton school of acting) and… Read more »

mark
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mark

Agree with all you say, with one proviso. Corbyn has been under unbelievable pressure from the Blairite Backstabber Scum like “I Am A Proud Zionist” Watson, Thornberry, hysterical homo Soros-funded Bradshaw, Bryant, Benn, Phillips, Ellman, the list is endless. They make up 85% of the PLP and most of the Shadow Cabinet. It is little short of miraculous that he survived two assassination attempts at all. Before the last election, he faced 14 pages of wall to wall smears from the excremental Daily Mail/ Jezza is a communist spy/ terrorist/ anti semite/ delete as appropriate. His big mistake was to… Read more »

Maggie
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Maggie

As always Mark, I agree 100% with you.

wardropper
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wardropper

“Imagine if he had still been in Parliament for the past few years, and the contribution he could have made at the time of the bank bail outs, austerity, Skripal, Syria, the Syrian gas hoaxes, Brexit.”
The media would, of course, have slaughtered him, brought up certain allegations, or, failing those two things, done everything they could to ignore him, with the inevitable result that people would no longer even know who he is.
The owners of the media are still our main enemy. Not the EU, not Trump, not May, not the Pentagon.

mark
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mark

They’ve tried before and failed. Forged documents from Iraq, Fake Sheikh. He’s sued them every time and won about £5 million in damages.

wardropper
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wardropper

No dispute with your facts at all. But do his £5 million actually change anything?
I love his outspokenness, but the media don’t appear to have any difficulty in ignoring it, and that is what I consider to be a great impediment to our efforts to get the real facts out there.

mohandeer
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@JudyJ Agree with much this article and your comments but am a remainer. That said I also believe in democracy and the country voted in a referendum and the result must stand. With regard the Novichok hoax, Corbyn did one better and requested the Magnitsky Act be applied(only ever applied against Russia). As for Fiona Onasanya, it would not be fun to have her back in Peterborough after her conviction but much as I like George Galloway, I will refrain from voting him in if he is still sharing jokes with the racist and lying Farage. The traitorous way Williamson… Read more »

Ian Fantom
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Ian Fantom

It still is effectively forbidden to criticise the state — the state of Israel.

different frank
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different frank

Vote for Farridge?
While he was a MEP he voted to protect rapists and rich tax dodgers.
No thanks.

different frank
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different frank

No one like facts here?

BigB
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BigB

Is David OK? I think he might have been cloned, or someone might have stolen his identity to write this article. Someone very much more aligned with my political views on JC …someone who could have almost been me. I would have added that JC is the chosen one to lead the 4th ‘green industrial revolution’ …the surefire via dolorosa to extinction …which is an EU wide policy – and a UK ‘climate emergency’ since Wednesday. The climate has even become an ancillary Brexit issue. I’m not in Peterborough, but, what the heck – vote Galloway …for shits and giggles.… Read more »

Maggie
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Maggie

OMG Big B, there must be something in the air, I find myself in agreement with you again.. Perhaps you can explain why there is such a panic about global warming? It isn’t as if the earth hasn’t been here before? The climate change hoax’s sole purpose is to defraud the public. The ”carbon tax” scheme is also part of this elaborate scam. It seems that big corporations want to control everything from the air we breathe to what we think; they want to recreate reality and will use whatever fraudulent method they have to employ to achieve this goal.… Read more »

mark
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mark

Every scientist who wants funding for anything or who wants anything published or who wants tenure first has to bow the knee to the great global warming hoax. The smug synthetic Thurnberg brat is a media construct exactly like Syrian Baana.

BigB
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BigB

I don’t want to destroy our new found friendship: but first of all, global warming is no hoax. But there is no need to get hooked up on that contentious issue. It is one aspect of a convergent Human Impact crisis – which involves our combined impact on the planet (overpopulation is a globalist myth too. It is not that there is not a population overshoot – it is just that at least 80% use no energy and emit no GHGs); overconsumption (by 20% of the population – the top 10% ‘super-emitters’ accounting for 50% emissions) breaching six of nine… Read more »

mark
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mark

When I was younger, “all the scientific evidence” said that we were on the verge of a new Ice Age. You”d have to fight off marauding polar bears and packs of timber wolves whenever you went out to post a letter or get a pint of milk.

Now we have 12 years left, apparently, before we are all fried to a crisp. Still, it’s a relief to know we don’t have to worry about the wolves and polar bears any more. Can sleep a bit easier now.

wardropper
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wardropper

That certainly raises the point that we modern humans do tend to think in years and decades when contemplating nature, instead of the more rational and scientific idea of considering centuries, millennia and aeons where catastrophic global change is concerned.
That said, I live far enough north to have borne witness over thirty years to some VERY dramatic changes in the glacial landscape and the snowline – enough to have forced some people to change their farming habits – but of course those thirty years are also nothing on the larger scale of world climate.

Anna Zimmerman
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Anna Zimmerman

I’m with Mark/Maggie on this one. Anthropogenic global warming is a con. I could launch into an explanation here, but any reader would be better off looking at the enormous quantity of scientific research that invalidates it. This is the best short-ish compendium I know: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AFOGUrNsadM

BigB
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BigB

If you read what I said, it makes virtually no difference. Debts and entropy are real, and will probably combine against us before AGW becomes our primary problem. I said probably. No one knows. The admonition that AGW is a hoax, is as much of a hoax as anything else. No one can claim we do not know, and use that as a primary case to say the we know. That is the twisted contrarian logic Judith Curry employs. Especially if the argument is that it is a hoax, let’s carry on regardless – that can lead to serious delusion.… Read more »

Anna Zimmerman
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Anna Zimmerman

You seem to be implying that it is not worthwhile to examine the minutiae of any argument, but this is a fundamentally unscientific proposition. Frameworks are composed of details, and it is only through paying attention to the validity of the details that we can determine the accuracy of the overall impression. That is how knowledge progresses – through invalidating faulty details, one at a time. I said nothing about your comments about debt, but this did not mean that I consider that debt is unimportant; far from it. I was simply choosing not to focus on that aspect of… Read more »

jdseanjd
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Anna Z.

The scientific method: like water in the desert.
Thank you.
John Doran.

Anna Zimmerman
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Anna Zimmerman

Alas, too true….

jdseanjd
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Anna Z.
You may be interested in climatologist Dr. Tim Ball.
His great little book reveals the CAGW scare for the social control fraud & money grab it is. Only 121 pages.
Details in the comments section of this mediocre article:
http://www.principia-scientific.org/dopey-british-parliament-declares-climate-emergency/

Let me know what you think, please.
John Doran.

BigB
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BigB

It’s easy to snipe: but what is your analysis? What are your survival strategies? Or do we not have to worry? Do I really have to point out the unquantifiable human suffering that humanity has inflicted on itself. For the sole benefit of a few billionaires. Is depletion, dehumanisation, human and interspecies suffering real? How does our oil based lifestyle impact on that? Whatever anyone says: our modern lifestyle is time-limited by the Laws of Thermodynamics. Similarly, there are limits to progress and prosperity. Limits too to techno-scientific innovation. Early progress is cheap and resource light. Later on, where we… Read more »

BigB
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BigB

The counterargument is simple: there is powerful and incontrovertible evidence that the Koch brothers and Exxon, for instance, used substantial amounts of dark money to fund climate contrarians and deliberately obfuscate the truth. There are ongoing courtcases. So there are two fake narratives to destroy. Meanwhile, neoliberal globalism and materialistic monomania are killing us. There really is little doubt about it. The minutiae of AGW are lost in this dialectic. So you destroy the fake narrative. One down, a thousand to go. Meanwhile, the world dies. Have you heard the parable of the poisoned arrow? It works just as well… Read more »

jdseanjd
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@BB

Your “oil addiction” is a fake boogeyman: fossil fuels are greening the planet. A well referenced article:
http://www.climateconversation.org.nz/2015/04/fossil-fuels-are-greening-the-earth/

For about 30 years.
John Doran.

BigB
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BigB

BTW: forgot to add that CO2 fertilisation has an upper limit. Then it is back to warming the atmosphere.

https://scripps.ucsd.edu/programs/keelingcurve/2017/09/14/rising-co2-leading-to-changes-in-land-plant-photosynthesis/

BTW2: Tim Ball is a known moron. Tell him to write a paper for review …not on gardening.

You are aware he openly admitted falsifying his credentials in a libel case. One he dropped in the face of the fact that he never had a career in climatology to be libelled. Absolute moron and nonentity.

https://scienceblogs.com/deltoid/2006/09/14/tim-ball-sues-for-325000

BigB
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BigB

The epic fail is humanities …there are no isolated facts. Everything is dynamically interactive. If you want to look at things in isolation, you’ll end up with the world you’ve got.

BigB
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BigB

We’ve had this conversation before. You don’t like entropy. You read some books. You switched off entropy in your head. You feel a lot better. Sorry to breakup your overcompensation strategy: but it is called denial, John …denial. Meanwhile, in the real world – entropy exists …as real as gravity – and just as susceptible to imaginary shutdown. So what about greening? Chopping down primary forests and replacing them with palm oil plantations, crops and weeds is not greening. Not for the rape of biodiversity. It’s destroying, not saving, the planet. Peak soil and nitrogen eutrophication are real too. Hypoxic… Read more »

jdseanjd
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You failed, as usual, to address as single word to the paper I posted.
It shows that CO2 is plant food, has been greening the planet 30 years.
You failed.

BigB
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BigB

Whatever happens due to the vortex of debt-deflation and entropy will affect all of us. People will die, and it will be brutal. There is probably little chance of avoidance given the recent indications that QE credit stimulus and ZIRPs are permanent. There is even talk of rate cuts from the Fed, which will be fatally contradictory to any real recovery. Projections for AGW are based on exponential increase of the world economy throughout the 21st century. At some point on the projection, we will reach the tipping point into CAGW. Assuming that we have not sequestered enough energy in… Read more »

mark
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mark

Whether it’s hot or cold, dry or wet, every storm, gale, drought, flood, whether temperatures rise, fall, or stay the same, it’s all “global warming.”

If only I could get the bookies to take a bet on that basis.

charlie harry
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charlie harry

Yes vote for Galloway the ‘left’ leaning candidate, who refers to head the largest parasitical family on the planet as, ‘her majesty’ we will never progress whilst we have these scroungers, he also refers to the head of the catholic church as ‘the holy father’ when in reality he’s another human being who’s no better than anyone else.

wardropper
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wardropper

Well that has certainly divided our opinion on Galloway…

jdseanjd
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Vote Galloway if he’ll vote Bexit !!!!!
ALL lesser evils we can sort after.
John Doran.

timfrom
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timfrom

Vote Galloway!

harry stotle
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harry stotle

George announced his candidacy at the ‘Imperialism on trial’ / ‘Free Julian Assange’ event at Bloomsbury Bapstist church – from 6:15.

It was an encouraging moments in what has otherwise been a miserable few days.

Sometimes it feels like he is one of the few politicians who really cares about important principles (other than the principle of self-enrichment, of course).

Vote Galloway.

Wilmers31
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Wilmers31

The Brits need to get out of the EU.

Remember Gavin Williamson, one time Defense Chief? He said that once out, they can have many naval bases in the Pacific again – upon which the Chinese stopped trade negotiations.

Send your young to the Pacific like in the golden days under Victoria. Instead of creating an opium war, they can create a Huawei war. That’s the world!!!

jdseanjd
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@ Wilmers31

Yes, we need to get out of the CorporaFascist Anti-Democratic Globalist EU.
We can sort ALL smaller evils after.

Gavin Williamson should go back to selling fireplaces: we can’t afford to pay the pensions of about 3.5 million WASPI women, my wife included, but we need Pacific naval bases !!!!!
From what padded rooms do they release these loons?

John Doran.