As Theresa May escapes from the Downing St roof in a helicopter, I look forward to the new Tory leadership team betraying Brexit in their own way. They’ll have learned from May’s mistakes, and I expect they’ll do a much better job of disguising a steaming pile of crap and getting it past their MPs.
I have long said that in the current situation the Prime Minister can force a No Deal Brexit if he or she wants, regardless of what Parliament thinks. In this I differ from many commentators who insist that this is impossible because Parliament can stop it. This short article from the Institute of Government agrees […]
It would have been difficult enough for a highly-competent and beloved party to survive betraying Brexit. The idea that the Conservatives, a party which is both incompetent and widely disliked by its own voters, could survive it is just not credible. They’re finished. Let’s hammer them tomorrow.
Lots of pundits have been getting plenty of mileage out of the Australian election, saying the Tories can learn from the unexpected victory of the conservative Liberal party there. Typical of these is Matthew Lynn in the Telegraph: A centre-right party riddled with factional infighting. A populist opposition leader veering rapidly leftward. A hopeless political […]
I have finally discovered what the White Walkers were trying to say! Here’s the message: “PASS THERESA’S WITHDRAWAL AGREEMENT OR YOU SHALL ALL DIE”. [P.S. This is my created graphic, it’s not just something stolen off the internet.]
Forget the headlines about the men in the grey suits finally coming for Theresa May. She’s fudged the whole thing, with their connivance, because they’re all terrified of doing anything definite. Just ask yourself this question. Have the 1922 committee changed the party rules to allow a leadership challenge? Answer: No. Then ask yourself this […]
So. Game of Thrones. I don’t watch it, except the occasional bit when I can’t avoid it (my wife is a fan). Latest episode: dragon burns city. So I watched this short clip in a story about the Simpsons predicting it. Can someone explain to me how it is that the dragon’s fire doesn’t just […]
You will have noticed that Carl Beech, aka ‘Nick’, the fantasist whose lies caused so much trouble for a lot of innocent men, has gone on trial for perverting the course of justice. What is incredible – absolutely incredible – about this case is that the police believed the most arrant nonsense from a man who’s about […]
In an amazing new scientific finding, it has been discovered that Conservative MPs perceive time slower than everyone else.
So Michael Gove continues his quest to completely torch his previous good reputation amongst conservatives and Leavers by saying that Theresa May should be left alone so can she go in her own good time. Michael Gove has called on his colleagues to give Theresa May the “time, space and dignity” to resign on her […]
We’re constantly told that Leavers, and Leave MPs, won’t compromise, and that it’s Remainers who are the compromisers trying to bring the country together to do justice to both the 52% and the 48%. This is just an obvious flat-out lie that the media constantly refuses to call out. Many Leave MPs, probably the majority, […]
One of the big mistakes humans make is they they often think that the only sort of people who want to rule them with an iron hand are the sort of big, loud, shouty, axe-wielding thugs who have traditionally lusted for power and ruled over us with an iron hand. It’s an easy mistake to […]
I visited a primary school today. Do you want to know if it lived up to the stereotype of a modern school or not? Well, the first thing I saw when I came in was climate change messages everywhere. Then I saw a noticeboard titled ‘STEM’, with a lot of papers pinned up on it. […]
It’s funny how whenever you actually see hate-filled gammons in real life they’re always left-wing Remainers: https://twitter.com/KTHopkins/status/1126072441934053376
They’re so decisive: Theresa May has been warned her MPs will begin moves to oust her as soon as this week if she agrees a Brexit deal with Labour …. Senior sources within the Conservative Party said on Monday that Mrs May will be “gone very quickly” if she moves towards Labour’s demands for […]
Again, I trust the Speccie won’t object too much (if they find out) to me passing on the text of this important article where Downing St’s attempted rebuttals are themselves rebutted: May’s Brexit deal: 40 rebuttals to Downing Street’s 40 rebuttals Is a deal better than no deal? After Mr S attempted to answer that […]
Rory Stewart now, and Rory Stewart in 30 years:
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 […]
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 […]
I trust the Spectator won’t mind me passing on the text of this article, as (a) it’s extremely important; and (b) it illustrates why you should get a Speccie sub. Theresa May’s government has teetered on the point of collapse over her proposed Brexit deal. The withdrawal agreement between the UK and Brussels […]