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May 23, 2016

Cameron's guru stares down Cameron's Brexit bogeyman

Britain should leave the EU, writes Steve Hilton. He dismisses claims by Mr Cameron, the IMF and the Bank of England that being in the EU makes us more secure. (The former Governor of the Bank of England also dismisses the bogeymen raised by Mr Cameron.)

"A decision to leave the EU is not without risk, but I believe it is the ideal and idealistic choice for our times. Taking back power from arrogant, unaccountable, hubristic elites and putting it where it belongs. In people’s hands."

"Greetings, slaves"

The political turmoil threatening to break apart the EU and the American Blue Model is rooted in the fact that both are broke and have no prospect of meeting obligations as manifested in the stagnation of wages in the West and also in the collapse of the "security" safety nets for which the present-day slaves have traded away their freedom. The progressive campaign is essentially predicated on the assumption that a sufficiently resolute government can defy the laws of financial gravity. There is now some doubt on that point.

Various British authors are quoted.

May 18, 2016

Your Majesty, you do not weep alone

We will remember them

May 16, 2016

Job creators' view -- Britain's people undermined by a failing EU

SIR – Britain is the fifth biggest economy in the world and, on current projections, will overtake Germany to become Europe’s powerhouse. Britain is America’s largest inward investor, and our openness and dynamism mean we attract more inward investment than any other European country.

Three of the world’s top 10 universities are British, we speak the international language of business, our legal system is trusted round the world and we have an unrivalled reputation for innovation and creativity.

These are just some of the reasons we believe that Britain is world-class.However, we also believe that Britain’s competitiveness is being undermined by our membership of a failing EU. . . Signed, 300 business executives

May 10, 2016

The sneer of cold command

Thank heaven for artists.

I met a traveller from an antique land,

Who said—“Two vast and trunkless legs of stone

Stand in the desert. . . . Near them, on the sand,

Half sunk a shattered visage lies, whose frown,

And wrinkled lip, and sneer of cold command,

Tell that its sculptor well those passions read

Which yet survive, stamped on these lifeless things,

The hand that mocked them, and the heart that fed;

And on the pedestal, these words appear:

My name is Ozymandias, King of Kings;

Look on my Works, ye Mighty, and despair!

Nothing beside remains. Round the decay

Of that colossal Wreck, boundless and bare

The lone and level sands stretch far away.”

-Percy Bysshe Shelley

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