Brexit

New PM, same betrayal

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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.

Culture

The brute and the accountant

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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 […]

Culture

The modern primary school

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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. […]

Brexit

They always double down

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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?

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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 […]