Tory Civil War over Europe Warms UP!

Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond
Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond

UK – The starting gun having been fired for the EU referendum in 23 June  2016, the two warring wings of the conservative party have up to now have been something approaching civil to each other.

Now it is handbags at dawn with a full scale civil war! Hostilities were engaged innocently enough with David Porkaron handbagging Boris Johnson. Continue reading “Tory Civil War over Europe Warms UP!”

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Has the House of Saud overplayed its hand?

The House of Saud

Saudi Arabia – The House of Saud rulers of Saudi Arabia seems to have suddenly found discovered that it needs to assert itself on the world stage.

For many years it has been content to sit back and pay others to do its dirty work for it. But it is now discovering that sometimes you have to get your own hands dirty as well. Continue reading “Has the House of Saud overplayed its hand?”

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Of Ozymandias and Empires Poisoned Chalice

Nothing displays the futility of empire better than Ozymandias by Percy Bysshe Shelley
Nothing displays the futility of empire better than Ozymandias by Percy Bysshe Shelley

UK – Growing up as I did soon after the start of the decline of the British Empire. My childhood was full of stories about how great the empire was and that it had stretched over quarter of the globe. How we had defeated Evil in the form of Germany both World Wars. More than that there were endless tales about glorious battles won against horrendous odds by heroic British soldiers against hordes of savage natives. Continue reading “Of Ozymandias and Empires Poisoned Chalice”

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