Lithuanian blockade of Kaliningrad

I had the misfortune of stumbling upon a BBC news piece regarding Lithuanian’s illegal blockade of Kaliningrad. It went on for about five minutes, had plenty of footage of right-wing Lithuanian Prime Minister Ingrida Simonyte blabbering on about how they’re just implementing EU sanctions, repeatedly, without the point being challenged. It also briefly mentioned how “Russia annexed Kaliningrad during World War 2”, I’ll ignore such a laughable simplification of history. Simonyte was quoted saying:...

Monday, 27 June 2022 · 3 min · Paul Smith

Experts warned us against NATO expansion

As the Western media goes into full war propaganda mode, any notion that we had any hand in the Russo-Ukraine conflict must be dismissed out of hand. However various foreign policy experts and strategic experts warned for years that NATO enlargement would result in war. Many have also warned specifically about our policy towards Ukraine since 2013 and how it will lead to conflict, below are some examples. Henry Kissinger US Secretary of State....

Sunday, 6 March 2022 · 7 min · Paul Smith

What's Putin after in this war?

A lot of the mainstream media caught up in some sort of wave of Russophobia are claiming that Russia is out to either destroy Ukraine or at least occupy it indefinitely. That’s frankly absurd. Prior to the war starting, it was estimated that Russia had amassed approx. 120,000 troops near Ukraine’s borders. That might sound a lot to the general public, but Ukraine’s forces are, according to Wikipedia, made up of 245,000 active personal and a further 220,000 reservists....

Wednesday, 2 March 2022 · 7 min · Paul Smith

Timeline of NATO expansion

To be better understand the current conflict happening between Russia and Ukraine, it’s probably advisable to try and see things from the Russian perspective - too often the narrative in western media lacks any historical context and without that context it’s impossible to understand what’s going on in the world. 1949 NATO founded, original members include Canada, Belgium, Denmark, France, Iceland, Italy, Luxemburg, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal the United Kingdom and the United States of America all agree that an attack on one is an attack on all, essentially a defensive alliance excluding any attacks on colonies....

Sunday, 27 February 2022 · 4 min · Paul Smith

Liz Truss' Russia trip a complete embarrassment

Back in January, the UK Foreign Secretary Liz Truss requested a photo-op meeting with Russian Foreign Secretary Sergey Lavrov to discuss the current situation around the Russian Federation asking for security guarantees from NATO - which in the west is portrayed as Russian aggression against Ukraine. As you can expect from any member of current the British government, Liz Truss was completely out of her depth, hadn’t read her brief (or at least understood it) and had the usual total lack of understanding regarding the Russian position....

Saturday, 12 February 2022 · 3 min · Paul Smith

Brexit cutting and increasing food prices

Five years ago the Daily Express was busy campaigning about how leaving the European Union would result in lower food prices, any talk that it would increase food prices due to additional trade-related paperwork was labelled “project fear”. Earlier this month: Supermarket bills set to sour due to EU red tape. Ahhh yes the “new” EU red-tape we avoided by being members. Of course they use the language “new” to imply these are recent changes the EU have made, and as such trying to imply its the EU’s fault....

Saturday, 12 June 2021 · 1 min · Paul Smith

Brexit blame flowchart

I know the Brexiteers have been out in force lately trying to blame the EU, remainers or anyone else for Project Fear becoming Project Reality, but this flowchart will help them figure out who’s responsible for this shitshow.

Monday, 12 April 2021 · 1 min · Paul Smith

'Meddling Adonis' wants a meeting with Lord Frost

Damn those remainers, asking government ministers for meetings to discuss ways to help out many industries now suffering due to trade issues with the European Union. The Daily Express headline clearly demonstrating how remainers are plotting. The Daily Express, buried under all the fake-outrage, ultra nationalism and clickbait headlines actually goes on to mention some figures: “But I am sure he would agree we have a particular problem at the moment with the export of animals, meat and shellfish, where exports are down by between 56 and 83 percent....

Sunday, 21 March 2021 · 2 min · Paul Smith

EU's devastating Brexit export ban cripples UK fishing industry

More blatantly misleading headlines from everyone's favourite Brexit-supporting newspaper the Daily Express. EU's 'devastating' Brexit export ban cripples UK fishing industry Should read: United Kingdom leaving the European Union, means its no longer treated like an EU member. Ya know like the Daily Express wanted...? Nicki Holmyard, director of Offshore Shellfish in Brixham, Devon, said she is bracing for the "disastrous" worst case scenario of having to close her shellfish farm due to the post-Brexit trade fiasco....

Thursday, 4 March 2021 · 1 min · Paul Smith

UK government guilty of breaking the law over Covid contracts

However the media in this country feel that bullying Meghan Markle is a more important story based on today's front pages. Tory press bullying Meghan Markle again Meanwhile we're stuck with a government that's left over one hundred thousand British citizens dead, while simultaneously giving the survivors the worst economic decline in the western world. A government that continues to get away with that and dishing out dodgy contracts to their donors as they break transparency laws with not a word about it mentioned in most of the press....

Saturday, 20 February 2021 · 1 min · Paul Smith