Brexit

Parris advocated crushing himself

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This is hilarious. An article from Matthew Parris from three and a half years ago has surfaced in which he says that whichever side of the Conservative Party wins the referendum must purge the other side! This applies even if the Leavers win: The Peter Bones, the Liam Foxes, the Chris Graylings, the Priti Patels, […]

Politicians

Rory is the new Boris

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Rory Stewart self-promotes again with another easy interview: Stewart does not conceal his distaste for Johnson. ‘He’s not my type of person,’ he says. ‘We’re complete chalk and cheese…I’m suspicious of the whole show. I instinctively don’t like the evasions, the equivocations, the jokes, the punchiness, the lack  of earnestness.’ In fact, once you take […]

Brexit

TiVo politics

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TiVo, or Sky+ in the UK, allows you to bypass the crap that TV channels mostly offer up, and create your own channel. It must be twenty years since anyone sat down and watched the same channel all night. (Personally, I never did that, but I remember that plenty of people used to.) Everyone now […]

Boris Johnson

A new election should empower Boris… to wimp out

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I think that if we get an election, and the Conservatives (or a Conservative-Brexit Party coalition) win a clear majority, then we should rip up Johnson’s deal and start again. Tell the EU that’s everything’s changed, their deal – because it’s mostly been written by them – wasn’t acceptable to the British people, and if […]

Politicians

Zeno’s election

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Perhaps politicians and the media should listen to me. I’ve been saying for ages now that the Remainer MPs who kept threatening to bring down the government in a confidence vote were bluffing, because they knew they would probably lose their seats as a result (when otherwise they still had four years left). Plus the […]

Brexit

My decision!

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There’s no need for name-calling and criticism. It’s my decision! I hope people will accept that it has been reached after a lot of soul searching and on the basis of what I think is best for the country and my constituents. Yes, I kidnapped a child and killed and ate it, but I hope […]

Boris Johnson

Boris May gets his way

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So it looks like the EU/Boris plan is the same as the old EU/Theresa May plan (as I have been saying for years): (1) Have a really awful thing in the deal. If you can get that through then great, but if you can’t, then that’s what you drop at the last minute so you […]

Boris Johnson

Lazy columnist syndrome

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Janet Daley gets confused: Can this really be happening? Can this tiny group of DUP politicians who represent a population of roughly 2 million people 2 million people is tiny? actually be about to undermine a deal that almost everybody else – including the purist ERG MPs – is ready to accept Where’s the evidence […]

Censorship

Facebook and libertarianism

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So I’ve tried to open another Facebook account, not linked in any way to Hector Drummond, purely because there’s a sports group I’m in that uses the evil thing. After a few days, the same thing has happened that always happens: ‘We want to confirm it’s you, please upload a photograph of yourself so we […]