Britain’s Reagan and Trump moment

By John Ruberry "This is the issue of this election: Whether we believe in our capacity for self-government or whether we abandon the American revolution and confess that a little intellectual elite in a far-distant capital can plan our lives for us better than we can plan them ourselves." Ronald Reagan, A Time for Choosing, … Continue reading Britain’s Reagan and Trump moment

A Political Math lesson for the Tories, the UKIP &…the GOP?

4th Doctor: "Only in mathematics will we find truth." Borusa used to say that during my time at the Academy - and now he's setting out to prove it. Doctor Who: The Deadly Assassin 1977 Last week's election In England the Tories have been introduced to the new math political math: This: “We are saying … Continue reading A Political Math lesson for the Tories, the UKIP &…the GOP?

An Electoral Earthquake Across the Pond

Michael Corleone: Your enemies always get strong on what you leave behind. Godfather III 1990 One of the things social conservatives are told in the US by the GOP establishment is we have to give up on social issues, on Gay Marriage, on Immigration and on Guns if we are to have any chance to … Continue reading An Electoral Earthquake Across the Pond