Robert Mercer: the big data billionaire waging war on mainstream media

WARNING: This Is Scary With links to Donald Trump, Steve Bannon and Nigel Farage, the rightwing US computer scientist is at the heart of a multimillion-dollar propaganda network. Carole Cadwalladr of The Observer profiles Robert Mercer, the man who re - wrote Josef Goebbels' propaganda playbook for the 21st Century read more

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Brexit stiff on sterling

  Sterling's never been so hard, apparently, despite its recent limp showing on currency markets. It's inspired Pounded by the Pound: Turned Gay by the Socioeconomic Implications of Britain Leaving the European Union, the first erotic novel about one man's obsession with a £1 sterling coin. by Adam Gabbatt (The Guardian) Brexit has produced its first…Read more Brexit stiff on sterling

EU’re just too good 2b trUE

As the British Labour party jackals round on their party leader, surely it is time they were jettisoned? Their voting history has a Blairite taint and they're the last thing that party needs now. Meanwhile, the cat is certainly set amongst the pigeons as Angela Merkel comes under pressure for a populist referendum on EU…Read more EU’re just too good 2b trUE

Last word on Brexit (enough already)

(Image, courtesy of The Guardian) This post as posted first as a comment on Woebegone but Hopeful with whom I've engaged in regular correspondence on a variety of topics, but most recently, on Brexit. As with all these things, my friend and fellow blogger, a level will be found and the waters will settle. In…Read more Last word on Brexit (enough already)