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 […]

#ThirdWednesday

#ThirdWednesday Speakeasy

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So I went to the December Midlands Libertarian Drinks (#ThirdWednesday) on Wednesday, and it was a rollicking success. So many people turned up that it was somewhat manic, but in a good way. The atmosphere was jolly, partly because of the festive season, and partly because everyone was very happy that Britain wasn’t going to […]

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’ […]

Brexit

Tactical Brexit

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Here’s a website that provides information about tactical Leave voting: http://tacticalbrexit.org/ They do a thing called ‘Brexit Affinity’ which is not explained, but it gives you overall advice on who to vote for in your constituency, so overall a good thing. Social media

2019 general election

Boris jumped on the seesaw

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Earlier this  year I wrote that the Tories were coming close to the flipping (or tripping) point, the point at which their voters switch on masse to another party once they realise that that other party is the main chance. I think the Tories came perilously close to that point, and I think that had […]

Politicians

The forever apology

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There’s always a fake storm over every little thing a Conservative says, cooked up by the media, that doesn’t exist in reality, or at least, not outside the inner suburbs of London: Strangely, there is no “uproar”, Laura, out here in the country. Stop manufacturing ersatz outrage and pretending its news. https://t.co/9wDQ44uRyW — Allison Pearson […]