Gallagher’s Salazar

BY JAMIE FOSTER An anomaly among modern dictators, Antonio de Oliveira Salazar exemplified the power of a negative personality. He held Portugal in thraldom for more than 40 years, a record of durability unmatched by Francisco Franco, Benito Mussolini or Adolf Hitler, his Fascist counterparts (and good friends). Due to Salazar’s long rule, a detached evaluation of him is difficult. He is considered either a … Continue reading Gallagher’s Salazar

Europe’s Penultimate Dictator?

BY EFFIE DEANS Few people in Scotland probably know very much about Belarus, a small landlocked country of 9 million to the east of Poland. But then again, few people in Belarus know much more about Scotland than that men wear skirts, play bagpipes and imitate Scrooge McDuck. People in Belarus are frequently blissfully unaware of the parts of the United Kingdom. They describe the … Continue reading Europe’s Penultimate Dictator?

May now Erdogan

BY JON ALEXANDER With European and Local Elections just on the horizon, realisation is finally starting to dawn on the “it’s fine” brigade of the Conservative Party. Nigel Farage’s week-old Brexit party is now in the lead in polls and expected to win a landslide in Europe. Meanwhile the Tories are expected to suffer heavy losses in council elections. I’ve seen a lot of frantic … Continue reading May now Erdogan

The Egged Dictator

BY DOMINIC WIGHTMAN During the last year we have seen the peoples of various lands cock a snook at ruling elites. In Britain we voted for Brexit and wiped the smiles off the Europhile establishment, who were sure we ordinary working people would not dare upset the Brussels apple cart. The look of shock on the face of Guy Verhofstadt was almost worth David Cameron risking … Continue reading The Egged Dictator