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The tragic comedy of British communism

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Idly wondering whether communism had died in the UK, I discovered The Communist Party of Great Britain and their paper, “The Weekly Worker”. This edition has a fascinating sidebar — “What we fight for” — which states first and foremost: Our central aim is the organisation of communists, revolutionary socialists and all politically advanced workers into a Communist Party. Without organisation the working class is nothing; with the highest form of organisation it is everything. Moments later, I had discovered: […]

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Winston Churchill, Tony Benn and New Labour government

Churchill on socialism: There can be no doubt that socialism is inseparably interwoven with totalitarianism and the abject worship of the state. … A free Parliament is odious to the socialist doctrinaire. Benn on New Labour in power: In short parliamentary democracy and cabinet government have been quietly abandoned in favour of a King and his courtiers, sustained by ministers and MPs who are expected to fall into line or get the chop, almost as if we have a President […]

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Gordon Brown to woo religious voters for next election

Labour’s period in office is becoming a parody of Hayek’s “The Road to Serfdom”. Which special interest group is next for favour? read more | digg story

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Rural France and the EU food police

I listened this morning to a Today Programme podcast concerning rural France. An Englishman resident in Normandy was explaining how the villagers scurry around protecting themselves from the “EU gestapo”. To avoid the condemnation of much that is sold to the satisfaction of all concerned, the villagers monitor the train station, watch car numberplates and keep an eye out for strangers. They have to hide cheeses and chickens when these over-eager busybodies emerge. This episode probably speaks for itself.

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