Tuesday, 4 March 2008

Mother Russia refuses to knuckle under

Apart from Putin's glove puppet Dmitry Medvedev bearing a passing resemblance to UKIP's Nigel Farage, Russia's Presidential election showed that despite everything the anti-Putin forces are still to be reckoned with.

OK, so Medvedev picked up 70% of the dubious result (as well as, notably, gaining the support of the Russian Greens and the collectivist Agrarian Party). But Gennady Zyuganov of the Communist Party of the Russian Federation bagged 13.2 million votes (17%) and ultra-nationalist Vladimir Zhirinovsky still commanded the allegiance of 6.9million Russians (9.35%) Combined, the anti-Putin vote was still a third of the electorate - Tsar Putin has yet to subdue Mother Russia. Anti-globalists in the west should support all dissident currents in the Motherland.


WHEEL OF THE YEAR
Here we are in the middle of Lent. How are you doing? I've forsaken biscuits and so far its been going well. Not long now til the great christian festival of Easter and the older Germanic festival of Eostre which coincides with the Spring Equinox and heralds Mother Nature's Spring Offensive.

Bit of punditry
Its March already and about time for some predictions:
Well, I'm not water tight when it comes to this sort of thing, but here we go.
BNP to gain at least one seat on the Greater London Assembly in May. Greens to hold on to their two. Er, that's it.