Category Archives: Politics

It’s A Numbers Game

When Numbers Get Serious*

Two times two is twenty-two
Four times four is forty-four
When numbers get serious
They leave a mark on your door
Urgent! Urgent!
A telephone ringing in the hallways
When times are mysterious
Serious numbers
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Covadis?

Anyone beating coronavirus deserves everybody’s fullest gratitude. Happily, industrious journalists keep leading morning newspapers offering pertinent questions regarding short-tRead more...

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‘A grim calculus’ is in prospect.

I have always had a problem with Sartre’s famous quote in that I am too much of an agnostic to assent to the word ‘illusion’. This minor quibble aside, Sartre is reaching for something important when he asserts that most … Read more...

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Post-Pandemic Probabilities

There has been a significant sea-change in concerns, if not government focus, over the last few days; certainly, in the UK. (See Lord Sumpton’s article below). I believe it’s fair to say that the panic-meter is no longer at its … Read more...

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An Ericle Weekend Special

Thanks to Ericle Reader (Bob) who sent me this:

“Suits You To A (Mrs) T, Sir!”
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On a poll on poles.

Thank you to My Reader for participating in my recent very short poll. Though the poll opportunistically took its beat from Brexit and Boris’s Election victory, it really was a very blunt inquiry into how politically open-minded folk are these … Read more...

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2019 Election: The Ericle’s Takeaways.

The Ericle cast his vote for The Liberals (Democrats), the same party that he has voted for at every General Election bar one; when as a student at Sussex University in 1969 he campaigned for Labour to oust Julian Amery … Read more...

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UK Jewry is backing itself into a corner of its own making.

In the last couple of weeks, I have become embroiled in a discussion at my synagogue – on which I am in a very small minority –  about whether it is correct for an address made from the platform during … Read more...

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Petition against Palestinian Authority salaries for terrorists.

Whilst the UK does not directly fund the salaries of terrorist prisoners, it is morally unacceptable that British taxpayers’ money is being used to fund essential services and public sector salaries in the Palestinian Authority at the same time that

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We get the Leaders we deserve.

When Dave called The Referendum, not for a moment thinking that the UK would opt for BREXIT, nobody could have conceived the social and political stalemate that we have been living through these past three years. Looking back on it … Read more...

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