Brexit

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 … […]

Brexit

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 […]

Brexit

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 […]

Brexit

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 […]

Commies

The end of the left still seems a very long way away

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Remember when when the Berlin Wall fell, and then the USSR? Many right-wingers, and many non-political people, said this is the end of the left. Others, however, warned that leftists don’t stop being leftists, and plotting and agitating against freedom, just because they’re not currently in power or vogue, and that we were not rid […]

Guardianistas

How to be a Guardian tennis writer: 1) Check Billie Jean’s Twitter page. 2) That’s it.

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The Guardian gets the tennis world’s reaction to Serena Williams’ antics at the US Open 180 degrees arse-backwards, as usual: Tennis players past and present have rallied behind Serena Williams after she claimed the sport was riddled by sexism following an extraordinary on-court tirade at an umpire during the US Open women’s final. But the […]

Brexit

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 […]