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I feel some measure of Empathy for the Non-Violent Protesters on Capitol Hill, Washington DC last week

Updated 17 January 2021

Last Wednesday evening ( 6 January 2021), I clicked on the CNN channel giving unbroken news coverage to the protests at Capitol Hill, which had the unqualified support of President Trump. For the next hour, I watched the drama unfold and then switched off the TV. Tens of thousands of Trump supporters stayed outside the government building  while a few hundred enraged supporters stormed into the corridors and centres of power.

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BREXIT or EU? The Real Issue is not Leave or Remain….

An Appreciation

The European Union has established a union of 28 member states. The EU states it has built a “community of peace, freedom, democracy, human rights and the rule of law.” Continue reading 



Totnes, Devon, England has declared itself an independent city state. It has issued the Declaration of the Reformation of Brexit

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/totnes-brexit-independent-city-state-uk-eu-remain-second-referendum-final-say-peoples-vote-a8464151.html

We, citizens (not all!), of Totnes, Devon, England, have declared ourselves as an independent city state.
We take an oath of allegiance to the EU.
We have issued the Totnes passport.

The Declaration of the Reformation of Brexit has been nailed (well, blue tack) to the 17th century Guiildhall door.
Totnes invites other towns and cities around the UK to follow Totnes.
The Totnes Oath states: “Compassion, endeavour, ingenuity, altruism, diligence, daring and a peace-loving commitment to the dignity of all sentient beings”).”

PS. Big thanks to Jonathan Cooper and others in Totnes for this initiative.

 

 

 



Democracy needs Proportional Representation. We are still waiting in Britain

If Britain had a democracy in proportion to the votes, the election on 8the June 2017 would have produced a dramatically different result.

A comprehensive democracy is not coming to the UK. Essentially, we have a  two party state instead.

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The Failure of the Left

The Failure of the Left

Presidents and Prime Ministers of the so-called Left, journalists from the left, people of faith, scientists and academics have collectively compromised on ethics, social justice, wealth redistribution, gun control, racism in our insitututions, exploitation of the poor, environmental issues and more. Continue reading 




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