Category Archives: Politics

Money in Politics

In his autobiography My Early Life: A Roving Commission, Winston Churchill recounts his first attempt to run for a seat in the House of Commons, the democratic half of the British Parliament. Early in November [1898] I paid a visit … Continue reading

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Donald Trump and Adolf Hitler

After Donald Trumps’s speech at the Republican National Convention, I made this joke, inspired both by the plagiarism in the current Mrs Trumps’ speech and by the speech itself: As with all my other Donald Trump jokes however, it turned out … Continue reading

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When Voting, remember this Caveat

From Donald Trump’s book – or to be precise: Tony Schwartz‘s book with a photo of Donald Trump on the cover – The Art of the Deal: “There are no guarantees,” warns the man who keeps shouting “Believe me!”

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Humility

It seems that there is a new definition of humility, which sounds like this and looks like this. But then, for a candidate who makes up his own “facts”, pulls out random numbers, changes them the next day and again … Continue reading

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Sea Surveillance

Even on a boat in the middle of the Atlantic, you are being watched.

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Boris Johnson’s take on Diplomacy

The new UK Foreign Secretary:

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Great Success for Monster Raving Loony Party

Despite promises of everything to anyone without any basis in reality and without any concept for achieving it (much like the Brexit campaigners) the Official Monster Raving Loony Party has so far only had moderate electoral success even in an … Continue reading

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