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Make Britain Great Again! First, though, the sacrifices…

Deep in our human consciousness is a memory handed down from generation to generation for thousands of years. It is that to propitiate our gods, whoever they may be, it’s necessary to sacrifice something valuable on their altars. This will persuade the god to look favourably on the giver and be good to him. Gods could shape Fate, so to make a sacrifice, part of an act of worship supervised by priests, was a necessary ritual.

I believe that this folk memory of necessary sacrifice to keep oneself safe has surfaced again in the unconscious of British people today, and affects …

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Integrating the party’s Eurosceptics

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  • User AvatarJoeB 23rd Feb - 8:08pm
    Russells comment at 11.52 am says pretty much all I had to say on tuition fees, with the exception of the abstain issue. With so...
  • User AvatarRob Parsons 23rd Feb - 8:00pm
    To my mind the above comments illustrate how difficult we make it for ourselves to make progress. Of course other people frame us in terms...
  • User AvatarGaryE 23rd Feb - 7:44pm
    Dan Falchikov - I have read that we appear to have selected a candidate whose given address on the ballot paper was 45 miles away......
  • User AvatarNeil Sandison 23rd Feb - 7:39pm
    Perhaps rather than define ourselves by late twentieth century standards we should look towards the radical liberalism of David Lloyd George,Maynard Keynes,William Beverage and Roy...
  • User AvatarSteve Trevethan 23rd Feb - 6:21pm
    "Florida Senator Marco Rubio---has consistently opposed any kind of gun control.Perhaps the fact that he's accepted over 3,000,000 dollars in campaign contributions from the National...
  • User AvatarPeter Watson 23rd Feb - 6:07pm
    @russell "But not nearly as much as the graduate himself who benefits by £500,000 over a lifetime!" Where has that figure has come from? If...