Category Archives: the far right

UKIP – the new Monday Club?

Bastions of Power: The Institute of Directors           The problem with the internet is that it is easy to make connections between people, events and organisations: you could call it a conspiracy theory generator. It is … Continue reading

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UKIP Chairman Steve Crowther – Master of Spin, and lover of Sharks?

UKIP chairman and North Devonian Steve Crowther was heavily involved in campaigning against a windfarm out in the Bristol Channel, and worked with the local CPRE group, as I described in a previous blog. At that time I had singularly … Continue reading

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The Changing Politics of British Landscapes

          It’s fair to say that UKIP’s environmental policies, especially those involving any deep thought or reflection, are hard to find anything other than a little bit silly. And this sense isn’t helped by the antics … Continue reading

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55 Tory MPs believe human-induced climate change is “environmentalist propaganda”

what’s happening to global temperatures? Sometimes you read a news article and you think “that can’t be right” and it is. Yesterday was a case in point. We now know  that CO2 levels have increased at their fastest rate for … Continue reading

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Inside the murky world where climate denial, social media and industry propaganda converge

After an unedifying and ultimately pointless dialogue with Richard AE North on the Conservative Home website, relating to the badger cull yesterday (see yesterday’s post), I was drawn to his blog to see what he was fulminating about there. I … Continue reading

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The New Rise of the Populist Right and Far Right in Europe.

The Euro Elections have finally happened and we know the news – UKIP has won in the UK. UKIP is part of the rightist grouping in the European Parliament called Europe of Freedom and Democracy (EFD) group. Of course, as … Continue reading

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