This morning I sent the following letter to the Moray Conservative & Unionist Association ————————————- At every election since 1975 I have voted Conservative; that’s 44 years of loyal party-political support. I’m a member of the Moray Conservative & Unionist Association. I have canvassed for the Party and tramped around the streets delivering election pamphlets. […]


Some years ago when travelling I met Frank Dowd IV and his brother Roddey. The Dowd family established the Charlotte Pipe and Foundry company in 1901 in Charlotte, North Carolina; Frank and Roddey are directors of the company today. Both men are interested in, and active politically in the USA. Recently, Frank shared with me an article […]


My Member of Parliament is Mr Douglas Ross (pictured above), a Scottish Conservative & Unionist MP. He’s a good MP, a decent man who seems always to keep the balanced best interests of his Moray constituents in mind. Mr Ross is a football referee when he gets the chance; I wish he would spend more […]


The World Trade Organisation (WTO) is an inter-governmental organisation based in Geneva with about 600 staff which regulates international trade. It is a negotiating forum for its members to create international trade rules, and an organisation to oversee how they put the rules into practice. For example, WTO agreements place limits on tariffs (which tax imports) […]


Situation The British government has all but failed to fulfil the decision of the British people that the United Kingdom should be taken out of the European Union (aka Brexit). Under the Article 50 process we now have just 50 working days (even fewer Parliament-days, I believe) until the date on which the UK must […]


‘The British read ‘Animal Farm’ and take it as a warning; the architects of the European Union take it as a blueprint. There can be no fellowship between light and darkness’ Jeremy Scarlett Daily Telegraph Commenter 28 September 2017 Withdrawal Agreement Pinch-punch, first of the month: welcome to November 2018. The Conservative government has developed, […]


The Betrayal As a measure of the extent to which the world has been turned on its head since I was a young man, the title of this post probably sums it up. Barely a day goes by at the moment when I don’t despair at the gulf in my country between those who govern […]

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