Zimbabwe c.f. United Kingdom & Justice

Sorry to keep banging on about this, but the new laws in the UK which severely limit our freedoms and liberties gained over centuries should be compared to the current Zimbabwe situation and then taken forward in time as a thought experiment. The nearly current state of affairs in the UK I’ve summarised here in… Continue reading Zimbabwe c.f. United Kingdom & Justice

How Much does the US/UK War (sorry, war on terror) cost?

There’s a neat book just been released by a Nobel prize winning author Joseph Stiglitz, and Linda Bilmes of Harvard, that counts the true financial cost of the Bush conspired conflict. This is a BBC article and a similar one on The Guardian written by Aida Edemariam who met him. It’s a truly staggering piece,… Continue reading How Much does the US/UK War (sorry, war on terror) cost?