Tag: UKIP

Election surprises, do they come in threes?

Surprises come in threes, be they election surprises or some other form of surprise. It’s an old saying, and like most old sayings sometimes it’s true and sometimes it isn’t. Of course this may or may not prove that old…

Scotland has said no

As I predicted on 24/11/2013, the people of Scotland have voted to remain in the Union. 97% of those people eligible to vote in the referendum, registered to vote. Of those registered voters, 84.6% turned out to exercise their democratic…

There may be trouble ahead

May be trouble? In no particular order, we have the forth-coming referendum on Scottish independence, major constitutional changes in the UK whichever way the Scots vote, further EU sanctions against Russia, Obama and friends—if he has any left—about to bomb…

Racist Britain?

A recent survey: Indicated that 30% of those asked regarded themselves as describe themselves as either ‘very’ or ‘a little’ prejudiced against people of other races. A racist party? In recent local government and EU elections in the UK, UKIP…

Back in Blighty

The weather: (slight sniff) the UK, innit. BBC: So parochial, my dears. The World Service is so much more interesting. The economy: Maybe the UK government aren’t so stupid. Things seem to be looking up. Shopping: Not quite as expensive as…