Boris Johnson

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Formertory in the comments: The continuing clearout of the Conservative Party puts me in mind (without wishing to be indelicate on a Sunday morning) of an episode many years ago when I had a colonoscopy. For 24 hours beforehand I had to drink a disgusting liquid intended to, ah, clear me out. The unpleasantness of […]

Boris Johnson

Is it my birthday?

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Amber Rudd resigns from the Conservative Party! It’s almost like what everyone on this side of the blogosphere has been saying for years: show some balls and the wets who are dragging us down will soon run away crying. Big girl’s blouses running off in a spaz tantrum gulping great buckets of air while radish-sized […]

Brexit

Don’t you know who my grandad is?

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It’s funny how the left is suddenly full of respect for Winston Churchill. And full of respect for someone because of who their grandfather was. Nicholas Soames, who lost the Tory whip the other day, is the grandson of Winston Churchill. And the left think that Boris Johnson has done a terrible thing here, because […]

Boris Johnson

Boris bounced like a flat basketball

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I’m in the middle of summer hols, and there isn’t much internet access, which explains the lack of posting, but I thought I should note while I have the chance to be online that all the signs still are that Boris will fudge his No Deal Brexit. He talks a good game, but past evidence […]

Brexit

The Telegraph’s view, even now, is that we should cave

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The Telegraph’s view shows they haven’t really caught up: Few prime ministers of recent times have taken office in less propitious circumstances than those facing the winner of the Conservative leadership contest this week. The Brexit imbroglio remains unresolved and the prospect of a conclusion that hardly anyone wants, namely a no-deal departure, is now […]

Environment

Extinction is what they want to do to non-Greens

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Extinction Rebellion get one thing right: Extinction Rebellion cause nationwide chaos – but claim they aren’t anarchists This is true. They aren’t anarchists. They’re hard-left statists. They’re causing anarchy temporarily so they can get a quasi-religious iron grip upon the country. They’re about as anarchic as Mao. Social media

Politicians

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From Ducky McDuckface in the comments: [Ross Clark in the Telegraph:] “While Oswald Mosley may have gained some traction in the 1930s, he never came remotely close to power.” Oh, really? [From Wikipedia:] “Mosley then made a bold bid for political advancement within the Labour Party. He was close to Ramsay MacDonald and hoped for […]

Commies

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Aaron Lake Smith: The Soviet Union, it must be remembered, was a regime founded by freelance writers and editors. In other words, a nightmare. Nice. And there’s more: Pamphleteers, autodidactic theoreticians, critics, publishers of small journals, hot-­take artists, takedown artists, and failed poets who’d reinvented themselves as labor organizers—fractious and at constant war with one […]

Brexit

What a silly hunt

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The Telegraph is trying to whip up some interest: it’s fair to say, reflecting on my many conversations with party members, that a significant number of members are less certain about their vote now than when the contest begin three weeks ago – particularly as they have seen the wider public warm to Hunt. Indeed […]