Monthly Archives: September 2019

Learning From Wilson

On Corbyn and Brexit I should explain. I’m a dedicated ‘Remainer’, and in fact have become more so in the three years that have passed since the referendum. I accept that the conduct of that referendum was fraudulent, and that … Continue reading

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The Mass Murderer Who Wasn’t

There’s a new Swedish film just out, called simply Quick, about the self-confessed ‘serial killer’ who went under the name of ‘Thomas Quick’. Quick was tried and committed to a mental hospital on the evidence of a professional psychiatrist who … Continue reading

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Is Corbyn the Only Sane One?

If  – if – this report is right, then Corbyn’s always clear and consistent policy on Brexit may yet save us. If so, then I’ll have been right all along! (Sorry to crow, and it may be premature; but it’s … Continue reading

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Did He Want To Win?

This is ex-PM David Cameron – in an interview to be broadcast tonight – on why Boris Johnson came out in favour of Brexit at the time of the 2016 Referendum. ‘My conclusion is, he thought that the Brexit vote … Continue reading

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Sideways With Boris

I’m preparing for my chapter on ‘Brexit and the Empire’ by reading the published works of Boris Johnson. I’ve finished his novel, Seventy-Two Virgins; not badly written, but not my kind of thing, and nothing relevant to me, apart from … Continue reading

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Separated at Birth

Dominic (Demonic) Cummings; and the evil Mekon. (Remember Dan Dare?)

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Democracy on Trial

For a politics wonk like me, yesterday afternoon, evening, and most of the night were electrifying TV viewing. Johnson’s cunning plan to close down Parliament in order that his Brexit solution should not be discussed by what, constitutionally, is the … Continue reading

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Pants on Fire

It’s unusual, I think, for politicians to be undone by their personal failings. But that is what seems to be happening in the case of Boris Johnson. Yesterday Labour refused to be seduced into the General Election that Boris was … Continue reading

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MP, Couchant

What on earth was he thinking of? There he is, Jacob Rees-Mogg, just recently elevated to his first cabinet position, lounging languorously on the front bench during one of the most important Parliamentary debates in recent history yesterday, and so … Continue reading

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