politics #

Fire safety and the de-skilling of the state

Pointer to article that highlights the link between lower fire safety and historic changes to the systems of governance in the UK

A Lesson From History?

Several commentators, dismayed at the recent antics of the Brexit party MEPs, have been tweeting variants of a quote from Josef Goebbels in the Nazi paper Der Angriff 1 : We enter the Reichstag to arm ourselves with democracy’s weapons. If democracy is foolish enough to give us free railway passes and salaries, that is its problem. It does not concern us. Any way of bringing about the revolution is fine by us.