Politics

Well, Doctor, what have we got—a Republic or a Monarchy? A Republic, if you can keep it. - Benjamin Franklin, 1787
In the very near future, we will all be able to stop worrying about the UK. We won't have to worry about the economy, immigration, education or the health service. The sheer determination of the majority to deny reality and immerse themselves in reality TV guarantees the end of the UK as a nation state.
Is it just me, or is this uncharacteristically dark and gloomy summer feeling like a rather apt metaphor for the dismal state of our nation?
Already feeling pressured by the recent deal between NATO and Poland for new missile "defenses", General Anatoli Nogovitsyn, the deputy chief of Russia's general staff, stated on Saturday that the imminent presence of US, Spanish, German, and Polish ships in the Black Sea "does not contribute to the settlement of the [Georgian] situation."
Mikhail Saakashvili is quite possibly insane.
Gulag
With all the chaos in the financial sector, it is easy to overlook the extremely disturbing information that quietly slipped into the mainstream news last week about the accelerating enforcement of the European Arrest Warrant System.
Political puppet and marxist socialist David Milliband, has stunned both MPs and the general public by openly flouting his German advisor inside Westminster when addressing the recent European Scrutiny Committee meeting.

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