• 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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A Waste of Paper

Back in the days of yore, before the Brexit vote, the government sent a booklet to every household to inform voters of the horrors that awaited if they opted to leave the EU, telling everyone that a vote to leave meant losing access to the common market, losing the right to free travel across Europe, … Continue reading

Champagne Socialist Brexit Delusions

I see that Polly Toynbee, writing in the Guardian, believes that Brexit is a right-wing plot to create chaos that will allow evil Tories to prune back the state. No, it’s not because people wanted to control immigration or wanted to be able to trade with nations outside the EU or were fed up with … Continue reading

A Horrific Fate

On Hallowe’en, it has become traditional to revel in horror, so I thought I would post about the horrors of homelessness. I was prompted onto this line of thought as I walked past a car park intended for the Summer tourists to Southend-on-Sea and saw a tent pitched beside it on a small patch of … Continue reading

A Victory for Good Sense

I am delighted to see that the UK Supreme Court has found in favour of the bakery in the so-called ‘Gay Cake Case’. Although everyone, regardless of who they are, should have equal access to a business, no business should be forced to make or sell products they don’t wish to, whether that is a … Continue reading

Can’t Leave It Alone…

A friend once asked me if it was possible to be critical of Israel or opposed to its activities without being an anti-semite. Of course. The way to tell if someone who is critical of Israel is an anti-semite is to see whether they criticise other countries for similar issues. Unless they’re an Israeli or … Continue reading

Scapegoating

I was aware that the case of Doctor Bawa-Garba, struck off following the death of a child from sepsis, was dodgy, given the many failings by the hospital, but the Medicine Balls┬ácolumn in the latest issue of Private Eye (number 1477) reveals just what a farce it was. Yes, Doctor Bawa-Garba made a serious error, … Continue reading

Stupid Liars?

Are the British police stupid or liars? I ask this because the police, not for the first time, have been less-than-accurate in a statement to the public. In an attempt to help trackdown a thief, a shopkeeper in Colchester distributed a poster with his image. It worked – the stolen item was retrieved by pawnshop … Continue reading

Botching Brexit

Leaving the EU is an essentially simple task – you say goodbye, reinstate custom controls and either agree a trade deal or adopt World Trade Organisation rules. Yes, there would likely be a bit of a ‘bump’, just as there is whenever any system changes, but nothing that a well-organised government couldn’t cope with. Unfortunately, … Continue reading

What, no warmonger?

I was amused when I saw a post on Facebook declaring that the Trump family hadn’t been in the military in the last 150 years (you can find details here and here). To be honest, when I first saw it, I really couldn’t tell if it was meant as a condemnation or a plaudit. (It … Continue reading

Freedom and Choice?

Normally, I make a point of not voting for a candidate who cannot be bothered to canvass for my vote on the basis that, it they can’t be bothered to put in that effort, they probably won’t do much once elected. But, given Labour’s recent trend towards antisemitism, I was keen to keep them out, … Continue reading