• Who is DJ Tyrer?

    DJ Tyrer is the man behind Atlantean Publishing and a writer. This is his personal blog, in which he can express his thoughts on a variety of subjects that interest him.
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Not Comparable

Searching for answers to America’s school shootings, it is understandable that those seeking gun control should look to other countries that restrict gun ownership. As a result, it was, perhaps, no surprise that a post was being shared on Facebook pointing out that, post-Dunblane, Britain having banned handguns, there had been no further school shootings. … Continue reading

Another Referendum?

Despite the fact that most people, even most of those who voted ‘remain’ in the EU referendum, just want to get on with the process of withdrawal and end the confusion, there are those (mostly embittered remainers who cannot stand losing, but also a few leavers who believe a replay would shut them up) who … Continue reading

Too Much Hassell?

North London coroner, Mary Hassell has continued to cause distress to Jewish and Muslim families in her long-running refusal to accommodate their beliefs where reasonably possible, despite government criticism and her losing court cases (see here for a report from 2015). Her attitude is unique amongst her fellow coroners. She has justified her stance on … Continue reading

Brexit Blindness

Brexit should be a great opportunity, but it does seem as if the politicians in Westminster have been more interested in claiming their expenses and molesting one another than in preparing for Britain’s exit from the EU. Really, the initial steps should be quite straightforward: rather than the mess that is the Great Repeal Bill, … Continue reading

Love of Money

That the love of money is the root of all evil is as true now (allowing for the hyperbole of that translation) as it was 2000 years ago. Despite what a lot of people think, it never was said that “money is the root of all evil” and it is neither true that everyone who … Continue reading

Not the Crime they Claimed

After the EU referendum vote, there was a surge of accusations that Leave voters were racists. Strangely, at the time, I saw virtually nothing Leave-related that could be called racist, while Remainers were warning of the ‘brown tide’ that would overwhelm Britain if we left the EU and abusing anyone who supported the Leave campaign. … Continue reading

Selfish or Impeded?

Justice minister Phillip Lee has proclaimed the British too selfish to care for the elderly and argues that people should be looking after elderly parents and grandparents rather than relying on the state, citing the example of Muslims and Hindus as one to follow. (Given that the government usually demands immigrants ‘assimilate’ into British culture, … Continue reading

Spanish Practices

Spain has demonstrated the stupidity and nastiness that characterises the European ruling elite by brutally cracking down on Catalan separatists in scenes reminiscent of third-world dictatorships. Yes, the Catalan independence isn’t constitutional, but that is no reason for violence. The Spanish government could just have ignored the result, just as they might any opinion poll, … Continue reading


I wasn’t surprised that the AfD did well in the German elections, nor was I that surprised to see ‘anti-fascists’ protesting at their success. Nor can I say I was impressed. Besides the fact that complaining that the democratic process produced the ‘wrong’ result being dangerously close to fascism, once again, the ‘anti-fascists’ demonstrated that … Continue reading

The Death of Liberalism

I originally planned to write this post some time ago, when Tim Farron was forced out as leader of the UK’s Liberal Democrats, but it fits, sadly, as a companion piece to my last one. I could hardly be described as a fan of Tim Farron. He is a Liberal Democrat, after all. But, while, … Continue reading