Pete North Politics Blog
Thursday, 7 May 2020
I've slowed down on the blogging over the course of the lockdown. It's nice to have company in the house but I don't get anyt...
Monday, 4 May 2020
Failing at every turn
Twitter is not so much a website as a state of mind. When you're plugged into it, it is all consuming. It can be used productively to ...
Friday, 1 May 2020
Games with numbers
At the moment I'm more cautious than usual about venturing an opinion. This epidemic has too many moving parts to understand exactly...
Wednesday, 29 April 2020
Media: Better off without
It has been a very very long time since I received any television channels. I don't feel I'm missing out on anything. It's ce...
Further down the drain
If you've debated Brexit at any point, you will have ended up crossing swords with a populist grunter who insists on trading on &quo...
Monday, 27 April 2020
Corona: behind the learning curve
Very early on in the Corona epidemic it was known that the virus was more than likely airborne. A new study confirms this . You didn...
A model for the future?
I have been otherwise occupied. This F4 Phantom is my latest and, without a doubt, my best ever effort. It has now taken pride of place o...
Sunday, 26 April 2020
A milestone on the long road of British political decline
Now that Brexit is over the line I'm considerably less emotionally invested in defending it which gives me a certain clarity I didn...
Thursday, 23 April 2020
The rule of groupthink
The populist grunters on Twitter are trotting out the line that lockdowns don't work, should be lifted as soon as possible and herd immu...
Tuesday, 21 April 2020
You have the media you deserve
I haven't been monitoring the UK Corona soap opera very closely. Hypocrisy is running wild and it's too much to bear. I'm t...
Monday, 20 April 2020
Corona: the slow march to authoritarianism.
It finally happened. A Tory MP tweets: There is a very real risk that the savage media hunt for alleged scandals and scapegoats will di...
Friday, 17 April 2020
Corona: the rot at the top
I would be surprised if many are still watching the daily press conferences. I'm not. I've tuned them out. It's the usual par...
Wednesday, 15 April 2020
The nature of the beast
Today we learned that the UK government as no public intention of postponing Brexit trade negotiations. Personally I'll believe it when ...
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