Brexit

Pretending to muddle through isn’t going to work

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Theresa May’s strategy recently seems to be to sit as still as possible so no-one notices she’s there. That way she hopes to stay in the job as long as possible, until she can eventually say, ‘Well, we had some difficulties, but we somehow managed to muddle through’. But that’s not going to work, because […]

Media

Modern journalists

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When I was younger I used to spend some time with journalists. In those days the mantra was ‘work hard, play hard’. Now it seems to be ‘work hard, complain hard.’ And the former mainly consists of the latter. Complaining hard is about all they seem to do. Trawling Twitter for controversial statements. In fact, […]

Politicians

Michael Wolff and the truth

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A smirking baldie called Mike Told the facts to go take a hike If it strikes a chord It comes on-board The truth is whatever I like. When asked to produce evidence that what he wrote is true, Wolff said: ‘My evidence is the book, read the book. If it makes sense to you, if […]

EU

Failing to put your stamp on Brexit

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Boris Johnson told The Sun: “Leaving the European Union will be a monumental moment in British history, so let’s deliver a commemorative stamp that shows the world we’ve got Brexit licked.” But last night Business Minister Margot James– who is responsible for postal services – branded the issue “divisive” in a clear Government split. Asked […]

SJWs

DickPoundLand

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In times gone past I could have easily condemned the Poundland tweets for being unnecessarily crude and not family-friendly. But after years of humourless leftist hectoring and soft Stop Funding Hate-style fascism all we can do is applaud them. Well played sirs, well played. You’ve made the SJWs look like idiots, while getting them to […]

Modern feminism

Alison Saunders and her pals should go to jail

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Scotland Yard has announced a ­review of all current rape and sex abuse investigations after a second trial collapsed in less than a week amid claims that police withheld crucial evidence. A review? There should be a criminal investigation, and mass arrests, starting with Alison Saunders. Men who are clearly innocent have been arrested, and […]

EU

Hector’s Quote of the Day

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For in Colditz, escape planning had itself become a highly elaborate process, with escapes being planned and scheduled many months ahead by a multi-national Escape Committee which in some ways prefigured the EU in Brussels. Frank Davis, talking about how plans become prisons.  

Commies

Anti-communists should stop talking like this

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The world’s most heinous tyranny was not an apparition or a deviation from Marxist ideals, Solzhenitsyn demonstrates; it was, rather, the inevitable consequence of expecting perfection from imperfect human beings. I see this way of criticising Marxism (or Leninism) a lot, and while there is defintely truth to it, I do not like the way […]

Brexit

Dominic Grieve: whining traitor

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I have received death threats, and I blame the vitriol of the pro-Brexit media Dominic Grieve People on the right have been putting up with death threats for years. This happens openly on Twitter. When does The Guardian ever report this? And doesn’t it ever occur to Tories like Grieve that The Guardian only runs […]