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You go back, Jack, do it again

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David Allen Green tweets: There should never be a UK-wide referendum ever ever again. On constitutional issues pertaining only to some of the four member states of the UK, fine. But UK wider referendums are a negation of parliamentary supremacy, creating mandates which cannot be gainsaid. This is partly what the whole Remainer screaming fit […]

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Foreign mind-control

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Lots of Remainers upset about this: Police have said they will not investigate allegations of Russian state interference in the 2016 EU referendum or complaints about the involvement of foreign-based companies. But why should they? Even if these Russian bots really exist, they had no influence on the referendum. And how is it that a […]

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The Tory MPs are to blame

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Philip Johnston in the Telegraph: Boris Johnson is a ‘man of the moment’, but his moment may, tragically, have passed …   Yet while his fringe event was packed out, unlike the main conference hall which was often half empty, there is a distinct sense that Boris’s time might have passed.   Theresa May … […]

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A sorry would be nice

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So apparently there are all these Remainers who are now Brexiteers after they saw how the EU treated Theresa May. In reality the EU leaders are just taking her for an idiot like everyone in Britain has been doing, but this isn’t really the done thing in international diplomatic circles, and many British people are […]

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Theresa May’s theatre

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It’s hard to believe that a lot of Brexiteers, and Remainers as well, who have previously been critical of May, have been singing her praises since she made her speech. The speech was pure theatre. May puts on these little shows occasionally where she pretends to be tough and Thatcherite, and then goes out into […]

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A three-legged horse

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There’s no doubt that Tony Blair was always an amoral opportunist, but I think something snapped in him after the left protested so vehemently against the Iraq War. It’s like he said ‘If you won’t venerate me as a great statesman then screw you, I’ll make millions from despots who want to hear what I […]

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Don’t give her ideas

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Everyone keeps telling Theresa May not to make the same mistake with Brexit as with the last general election. They’re saying, don’t try to do everything your way with just you and a small cabal of advisors doing what you think fit, ignoring everyone else. Look how badly that turned out last time you did […]

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Shifting alliances

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I’ve been saying for a while that it looks like the old political lines in Britain are changing. Many others have said this too, of course. One of the best recent statements of this sort of thinking, one that I find very cogent, comes from Michael St George at his blog A Libertarian Rebel (shorter […]

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News headline: 22nd July, 2068

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New claims have emerged that former US President Donald Trump, and British Brexit donor Aaron Banks, had Russian connections in the 2010s. Veteran conspiracy theorist Wilder Shores made the claim after undergoing the latest hypnotic regression therapy thechnique recently made compulsory by President-for-Life, Her Holiness, the Re-animated Hillary Clinton. ‘I saw it all so clearly, […]

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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 […]