Brexit

Below the Salt

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This Twitter thread about an EU lover called Daniel Salt who gradually realised how shite the EU is has been getting a lot of attention, and Country Squire magazine even ran it as an article: I was born in 1980 in a centre left family. I have been pro European all my life and believed […]

Brexit

Dump the Tories

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So now we know the answer to the question that’s been haunting us for years: do we stick with the Conservative Party because they’re (supposedly) the only party with any chance of keeping Corbyn out, and hope that they’ll eventually move away from the left, or do we give up on them, and vote for […]

Establishment

The establishment and the nerds have joined forces

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That’s one of the things that’s changed recently. The establishment, by which I mean both the old aristocracy and the newer University-educated class of journalists, lawyers, broadcasters, public servants, ‘creative’ media types, etc., have joined forces with the nerds, that is,  likes of Mark Zuckerberg, the Twitter creeps, and countless lower-level techies. They’ve united to […]

Brexit

They’ll have to drag May out by her fingernails

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Last month I said this about any possible Tory confidence vote in Theresa May’s leadership: In times past a leader would be expected to resign if the confidence vote did not result in an overwhelming victory, but given the Brexit situation, and the way May has clung on to the leadership no matter how bad […]

Media

Way to kill your profession, dude

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Modern journalists are pretty dumb. That doesn’t really need any more evidence, does it, given all the stupid things they have been saying for years. But they’re even dumber than that. Because by acting as overt political operatives they’ve blown their cover. There were an awful lot of journalists in the past who were fairly […]

Media

‘Roll the dice’ journalism

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A sampling of today’s Guardian headlines: Brexit Britain’s dash for growth will be a disaster for the environment The irrational fear of migrants carries a deadly price for Europe Brexit is bad for Britain’s health, doctors say It’s ‘roll the dice’ journalism. Today Brexit/capitalism/anti-progressivism is bad because… roll the dice… X! Tomorrow Brexit/capitalism/anti-progressivism is bad […]