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By Pete Moore On March 5th, 2018 at 7:17 pm

The Oxfam and Save the Children earthquakes appear to have uncovered more skeletons –

The charity regulator has been told by MPs to name and shame 26 new foreign aid charities which have reported dozens of allegations of sexual abuse and sexual harassment – some involving children – over the past three weeks.

Penny Mordaunt, the International Development secretary, disclosed yesterday that one in seven aid charities which accept public money had reported breaches in the past three weeks.

How many? It would seem that the so-called Third Sector (fake charities with close ties to government) has become the go-to place for virtue-signalling nonces and kiddie-fiddlers.


By Pete Moore On March 5th, 2018 at 6:45 pm

The idea that government regulation and trade union activism helped poor, downtrodden workers is an erroneous one, but also a sadly persistent one. The idea that workers are helpless against robber baron exploitation is a romantic one to the ignorant and naive, but it bares no relation to reality. We need to dispel these myths.

The reality is that all wealth and all economic progress is down solely to capitalism and free markets – all of it. Government and trade unions played no part because they can play no part in the process of wealth creation and economic growth. The great Thomas Woods charmingly runs us through it –


By Pete Moore On March 4th, 2018 at 9:32 pm

Someone should have shown this to President Trump. Milton Friedman is excellent here, absolutely spot on, in pithily deconstructing tariffs and dumping –

Bastiat taught that the unseen effects of a policy are as important as the obvious, seen effects. Trump is motivated by the seen effects, which makes his move political and not economic. Note also what happens to money paid for imports. It always comes back home in the end, in the form of demand for goods and services or as investment capital. In the end, there is no trade deficit.



By Pete Moore On March 4th, 2018 at 6:52 pm

Italians have headed to the polls today, in what must be the 500th post-war general election. Chaos will be the outcome. Chaos always reigns Italian politics. But this general election might be a bit different.

The Five Star Movement and La Lega are political insurgents. They’re both leery of Brussels and anti-establishment. La Lega is super-moderate, being explicitly “Italy First” and anti-immigrant. All of a sudden, the counter culture has made the old pro-EU parties look stale and tired.

As always, I wish patriots and nationalists well. Their country – and all of European civilisation – desperately needs them to do well.


By Pete Moore On March 4th, 2018 at 6:17 pm

Progressives are so stupid. They long held up Sweden as a model society, superior to Anglosphere ways. Conservatives and patriots, in contrast, saw Sweden balkanised by immigration and declining into Third World primitivism. Of course we were “racist” for saying so. But we were right. Even the New York Times can no longer toe the progressive line –


By David Vance On March 4th, 2018 at 11:05 am

One of the things that makes me laugh about the ongoing focus on the Irish Border in the Brexit negotiations is that is a big nothing burger propelled to the top of the news agenda by the pro EU legacy media.

Yesterday, Clinton’s former Mr Fixer George Mitchell warned that…

Former US senator, George Mitchell, has warned that the peace process could be harmed if a hard border was re-instated between NI and the Republic of Ireland after Brexit. He said border checks would not inevitably result in a return to violence. However, he warned that the risk of that happening was “high enough”.

Really, George?

A few points need made.

  1. It is the EU, not the UK, which is threatening a “hard border” if it doesn’t get its way. At NO POINT has the UK talked about putting such in place. Mitchell should direct his ire to Brussels, right?
  2. Where would the “high enough” return to violence come from? You have told us that the IRA has decommissioned and is commited to peace, so I’m a bit concerned that there is a terrorist group out there that constitutes a credible threat that we don’t about?
  3. There already is a BORDER between NI and ROI. The so-called “Good Friday Agreement” (genuflect and adore) did not remove the border or if it did I missed that bit. There is a currency border. There is an excise border. And there is a sovereign border. Not having security checks to stop IRA terrorists is beside the point. No one is proposing the return to such. However we will need technology to monitore goods moving between jurisdictions.

Final point and here’s one that dare not speak its name. As the EU moves to greater and greater unification, it is possible that a common immigration policy is agreed, thus placing the Irish Republic in a Neo-Schengen situation. At such a point, as many EU citizens as want could saunter across the EU border and into the UK. So at that point, a hard border would be unavoidable, wouldn’t it?


By David Vance On March 4th, 2018 at 10:30 am

Yes Yes, I know that she is a racist. Here’s just one example of the proof.

But it turns out that Labour’s new LGBT adviser Munroe Beergdorf is a tad tough on Lesbians..

If only Myra Hindley were still alive so she could advise on child friendly policies…?


By David Vance On March 3rd, 2018 at 9:13 pm

The EU is outraged, yes outraged, that US President Trump has fulfiled his solemn election promise to place tariffs on the likes of Chinese Steel

Yes, the protectionist Trump has slapped 25% on Chinese steel and the EU along with the IMF are angry about it. It appears that placing tariffs on cheap foreign imports is just a bad thing, right?



Gosh. The IMF must have missed that.

I didn’t!

Trump is playing a strategic chess game with the Chinese and these tariffs on Steel and Aluminium are both timely AND modest. If you want extreme protectionism, try the EU.


By David Vance On March 3rd, 2018 at 9:01 pm

Apologies for my absence from these here pages but launching a new platform does consume time! I hope you understand. Anyway, I am back and out up a charming post about the new culturally enriched Ireland which I am sure you will all appreciate.

Also, just to say, I have taken the time to look at some of those posting on this site in recent times. The trash has been taken out.



By Pete Moore On March 3rd, 2018 at 7:22 pm

Any outrage about?

Busy days and things to do here. So have yourselves an open thread then, one decorated with a view of the Faroe Islands. Isn’t it stunning? No wonder the Norse made it theirs. If that doesn’t have you reaching for the walking boots you are not a proper European –