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Jeremy Corbyn wants to renationalise the railways, along with gas, water and electricity. Not a bad idea, says Phil Dobbie in the latest Balls Radio podcast.
You’ve probably looked at Nigel Farage and wondered how you could be that successful. How can you get your voice heard. Fortunately, as Phil Dobbie explains in this week’s Balls radio, you don’t have to be too smart.
Balls Radio is back with a bright new look for 2018. I’ve cast aside any elements of professionalism or format, and replaced it with 15 minutes of rambling monologue, vaguely related to the news of the week. Bear in mind, it’s more for my satisfaction than yours – things I want to get off my chest, and it’s best to do it when nobody is listening.
There’s a spurious argument – spread by Farage, Lawson and the like - that Europe needs us more than we need them. They don’t. We’re a fraction of their export market and most of what we sell is substitutable by products made on the continent.
Phil Dobbie says now is the time for ordinary people to look into the detail of how Brexit will work. Whilst the Prime Minister spent 40 minutes committing to nothing in Florence last week, the clock is ticking before masses of laws and regulations are passed for amendment to unelected representatives in Whitehall.
The West’s answer to Islamic terrorism is to ignore the root cause and put a sticking plaster on a gaping wound. Firing bullets dipped in pigs blood and making it more difficult to hire vans are just the latest examples.
Our approach to Brexit is showing the world what it means to be British – as one great nation of disorganised, divided people marching haphazardly towards an undefined destination, with no game plan and only an inefficient, crumbling bureaucracy to guide us.
He astounded everyone when he won the election, but will he last. His popularity is on the wane, world leaders are finding it hard to hide their contempt, he’s being investigated over voting influence from Russia and he is failing to get any significant legislation through.
It seems Aussies will soon be able to vote on whether people of the same gender can get married. The problem is lots of religious types are opposed to the idea.