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"Who controls the food supply controls the people; who controls the energy can control whole continents; who controls money can control the world" - Henry Kissinger

and yet...

"Sooner or later everyone sits down to a banquet of consequences" – Robert Louis Stevenson

Yellow vests? You ain't seen nothing yet

As you will probably know by now, the UK parliament voted down Theresa May’s ‘Brexit deal’ by a margin of 432 votes to 202. The largest ever parliamentary defeat suffered by a sitting government. Your morning papers will be full of it, and I have nothing to add to the acres of ‘ifs’, ‘buts’ and ‘maybes’ that will be competing for attention.

My interest is with the big picture. So here are the tweets I sent out after the result was announced, along with a link to a piece I wrote in the FT comments section in January 2016, when it was already clear where things were heading and the role that the mainstream media would play in that - denial and obfuscation.

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A brief note on Venezuela

Sometimes it really IS quite simple