Hello, my name is Barney and I’m a politics addict. Recently, my addiction has deteriorated to the point where it has become a serious drain on my time, resources and emotional well-being. It has even begun to have a severe effect on my loved ones, who are threatening to stop spending time with me unless I promise to stop lecturing them.

In an attempt to make me to shut up and leave them alone, they suggested I begin writing a political blog. Here is the result. I’ll be explaining some of the key political stories in the news each week and giving my opinion on them.

My friends and family very much hope you enjoy it, because then I’ll have to keep writing it and I won’t have time to bother them anymore.