Free speech

James Gunn’s unemployment insurance

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Luckily for James Gunn – unlike Toby Young – he took out unemployment insurance. Here’s some of his unemployment insurance on display on Twitter: Link: https://twitter.com/jamesgunn/status/1016904897021612033 Link: https://twitter.com/jamesgunn/status/1012471044320313345 Link: https://twitter.com/jamesgunn/status/1018900378912296961

Free speech

More on James Gunn and Toby Young

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Some more thoughts on the topic of yesterday’s post. Toby Young has just published in Quillette an account of his downfall, called ‘The Public Humiliation Diet’. The ‘Political Assassination Diet’ would perhaps be a more appropriate title. Despite what some people on both sides of the fence are saying, James Gunn’s career isn’t over at […]

Brexit

News headline: 22nd July, 2068

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New claims have emerged that former US President Donald Trump, and British Brexit donor Aaron Banks, had Russian connections in the 2010s. Veteran conspiracy theorist Wilder Shores made the claim after undergoing the latest hypnotic regression therapy thechnique recently made compulsory by President-for-Life, Her Holiness, the Re-animated Hillary Clinton. ‘I saw it all so clearly, […]

Brexit

Below the Salt

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This Twitter thread about an EU lover called Daniel Salt who gradually realised how shite the EU is has been getting a lot of attention, and Country Squire magazine even ran it as an article: I was born in 1980 in a centre left family. I have been pro European all my life and believed […]

Brexit

Dump the Tories

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So now we know the answer to the question that’s been haunting us for years: do we stick with the Conservative Party because they’re (supposedly) the only party with any chance of keeping Corbyn out, and hope that they’ll eventually move away from the left, or do we give up on them, and vote for […]

Establishment

The establishment and the nerds have joined forces

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That’s one of the things that’s changed recently. The establishment, by which I mean both the old aristocracy and the newer University-educated class of journalists, lawyers, broadcasters, public servants, ‘creative’ media types, etc., have joined forces with the nerds, that is,  likes of Mark Zuckerberg, the Twitter creeps, and countless lower-level techies. They’ve united to […]

Brexit

They’ll have to drag May out by her fingernails

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Last month I said this about any possible Tory confidence vote in Theresa May’s leadership: In times past a leader would be expected to resign if the confidence vote did not result in an overwhelming victory, but given the Brexit situation, and the way May has clung on to the leadership no matter how bad […]