Brexit

They always double down

Posted on

Daniel Hannan is surprisingly surprised: A couple of days before the vote, in a slightly whimsical spirit, I wrote the following: “I have a horrible vision of the Prime Minister responding to the defeat by making one of those statements at her lectern. ‘I have listened. I have heard what people want. And what people […]

Brexit

Did the LibDems win the locals?

Posted on

This post extends on Sam Duncan’s point made in the comments: looking at the raw numbers (that is, without the context of the previous local elections) it’s basically a pretty solid Tory win. Not a landslide by any means – at a 28% vote share they were neck-and-neck with Labour – but 3,562 seats is […]

Brexit

The new Brexit court case

Posted on

I should mention the remarkable court case that is currently happening. Robin Tilbrook, a lawyer and the founding member of the English Democrats, has taken the government to court arguing that Theresa May’s Brexit extension was illegitimate, and so we have in fact already left the EU. Tilbrook’s arguments are very much like the ones […]

Politicians

The Collected Works of Johnny Mercer

Posted on

Available now in premium leather-bound hardback is the collection that all conservatives will be displaying on their coffee table this year: The Collected Works of Johnny Mercer. Finally the sustained insight of the Conservative Party’s greatest and most prolific living philosopher has been brought together in one large volume. Open the page at random and […]

Brexit

Zombie party confirms it is dead

Posted on

After this week’s failure of the Conservatives’ 1922 committee to change the leadership challenge rules, the ‘flipping point’ I wrote about the other day has now been reached, I think. The Tories are finally about to collapse. Only most of their MPs don’t know it yet. If the Tory Brexiteer MPs want to survive and […]

Brexit

The flipping point

Posted on

For a long time now now various pundits have been predicting the death of the Conservatives and Labour, or at least the death of the Conservatives. Years of PC policies and sucking up to the Guardian have alienated most of the Conservative voters, so it seemed a reasonable prediction. Alternative right-wing parties, and alternative left-wing […]

Brexit

Andrew Mitchell keeps the failing narrative going

Posted on

Conservative MP Andrew Mitchell writes a piece in the Telegraph which reveals why his party are a bunch of devious scumbags who must be removed from power. The tactic is the usual one (Hague also does it): pretend to agree that it’s terrible that Brexit was delayed and to stress that the Tory Party’s future […]

Brexit

Mark Francois

Posted on

Mark Francois. You should see the snobbish comments made on Twitter about him. The FBPE types really go to town looking down their noses at the fact that his English isn’t as good as theirs. Endless mediocrities with 2:2s in English or Sociology acting as if they’re God’s gift to the intellectual world declaring that […]