Civil service

You’re looking in the wrong place

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Priti Patel is to face a ‘serious’ Cabinet Office probe after Phillip Rutnams’ resignation amid accusations against her of bullying: The Cabinet Office has launched an investigation into whether Priti Patel breached the ministerial code after her top Home Office official dramatically resigned amid a bullying row.   Michael Gove told MPs that the Home […]

Politicians

Boris and the shaky turf beneath him

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Rob Wilson understands that Boris is standing on shaky turf, but gets things back-to-front: Boris Johnson may be king of the castle now, but one false move could spark rebellion He actually thinks the wets may launch a coup: In the past few weeks there have already been “noises off” from Huw Merriman and Damian […]

Labour Party

What the ghost of Labour’s past tells us about Labour’s future

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Look at leaders of the Labour party since the sixties: Harold Wilson: 1963-1976 James Callaghan: 1976-80 Michael Foot: 1980-83 Neil Kinnock: 1983-92 John Smith: 1992-94 Tony Blair: 1994-2007 Gordon Brown: 2007-10 Ed Miliband: 2010-15 Jeremy Corbyn: 2015-present What this tells us is that Labour is naturally a left-wing, social engineering, highly statist party. A party […]

Politicians

One less Indian

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Elizabeth Warren finally admits she lied about being a Native American, although of course she can’t quite bring herself to directly admit that she lied: Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) said she should not have claimed to be Native American, the latest mea culpa this year after boasting about DNA test results last year …   […]

Hard left

We don’t report on harrassment of Republicans, it might reflect badly on the left

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If Devin Nunes was a Democrat, this would be worldwide news. But as he’s a Republican, you never heard of this: An orchestrated assault against Nunes’ family, including his wife and three young daughters, posed such a threat that law enforcement agents were assigned to the grade school where Nunes’ wife works. Hackers imitated Nunes’ […]