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Even worse than Chamberlain. Chamberlain didn't invent Hitler out of thin air. [more]
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MeFi comment - 5 months ago

I think the point is that if you know that what you say will be misinterpreted, you should probably be more careful than that about what you do say, particularly on such an occasion. A few bland platitudes would be enough. If the response to that is… [more]
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So now everybody is competing with each other as to which colour unicorn they're going to give the people. [more]
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In ten minutes at 4:00, Jeremy Corbyn is going to appear on Parliament.tv* as a witness regarding The Rise of Antisemitism, if anyone has the time and the popcorn. He's probably grateful Seumas has let him out of the cupboard. *Link of only… [more]
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Floater Farage. [more]
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In which case, when it comes before parliament how can they do anything other than say "sorry, this is insane"? It struck me this morning that when John Profumo was exposed as having sex with a woman who not only wasn't his wife but was… [more]
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that may exorcise some of Labour's spectres Or, possibly, exercise. [more]
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Nothing much has been happening, really, apart from the big anti-Brexit demo yesterday (which might have been a good idea a couple of weeks ago). Otherwise it's a cross party attempt to ignore the fact that, as far as I can tell, no one seems to have… [more]
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They could at least have used them on him. [more]
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The Untied Kingdom [more]
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Constitutional expert declares referendum to be a draw I don't see it playing, really, but it's another can of petrol to dump on the fire. Everybody seen the Vine of Gove clapping? [more]
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MeFi comment - 5 months ago

My immediate thought is that Andrea Leadsmen (that's what autocorrect has insisted on and I can't be arsed to wrestle with it) has been In Talks, as long as he switches to the Tory party. Leadsom (oh it let me type it this time) strikes me as a… [more]
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Tweet from Tom Newton Dunn of The Sun: "A text arrives from a senior Team Boris figure: "Gove is a c*** who set this up form start". This is going to be bloody." [more]
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Could it be like those glam rock bands, where different members have gone on tour with sets of ringers? So we could have Jeremy Corbyn's Labour and we could have Yvette Cooper's Labour and so forth. [more]
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Nigel Garage is a far better name for the man. When he appeared on Have I Got News For You (yes, another walking disaster they enabled early on) he said he didn't care who his name was pronounced as long as people were talking about… [more]
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I thought it was Ed Miliband Apparently there are only two types of Labour member. The True and Good and the Evil Blairites, who plot the downfall of the T & G in the shadows. [more]
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Oh, very probably. It's him, is it? Recognise the Twitter avatar, now. Huh. Just dropping it in as a viewpoint you don't see very often, though now you come to mention it there might be good reasons for that. I do stand by the point that… [more]
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MeFi comment - 5 months ago

Nigel Farage: I'm voting Puki [more]
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MeFi comment - 5 months ago

The parliamentary party is at war with a membership which tragically deludes itself if it equates the Corbyn of that monstrously disengaged referendum campaign with anyone fit to lead a conga. Being a decent chap with values shared by young idealists… [more]
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MeFi comment - 5 months ago

The thing is it's now perfectly clear that Corbyn is basically incompetent. Apart from anything else, he's incapable of doing the job he was elected to do. I sort of hoped against hope that he wouldn't be, that there would be someone who could… [more]
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The Labour Party could not just fucking once sit back and capitalise and say "see where the Tories have got us all!" No, straight to the back-stabbing. While that's true (although they stabbed him in the front), I also think… [more]
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I wondered if this might start to bubble up: Conservatives face existential challenge, warns deputy chairman. All political parties are coalitions, usually coalitions between two distinct parties. This is the pre-Thatcher One Nation version - what… [more]
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It's like "First They Came" was an instruction manual. Just put little boxes at the beginning of each line and check them off one by one. [more]
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Are you involved in a plot to get that comment linked to a million times or something? [more]
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Are you at all familiar with Japan? [more]
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MeFi comment - 5 months ago

Sigh. Yes, sorry. The way I was thinking isn't explicit and is a bit convoluted and hasn't been expressed before, but: The problem with England is that the whole country is treated as an extension of London, and that all the politicians really… [more]
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Incidentally, the ideal for me is the principle of Subsidiarity, probably not a word most of us have heard since the 1990s, which is that (according to Wikipedia) "social and political issues should be dealt with at the most immediate (or local)… [more]
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Wales just played an outstanding game to beat Belgium 3-1 in the quarter-finals of Euro 2016. At half-time Alan Shearer pointed out that the Welsh team came up exactly the same way as the English team. There's just something wrong with England… [more]
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That's probably the clearest, most believable vision of the future I've heard yet. [more]
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Margaret Thatcher didn’t cause Brexit – but Brexit will bring back Thatcherism [more]
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With a fucking cannon. [more]
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Who wouldn't be a raffish Stuart rather than a tedious Hanover? [more]
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MeFi comment - 5 months ago

Found on J.K. Rowling's Twitter: A letter to Jeremy Corbyn from ‘the poor’ you wear as a badge Wow. (I read the first Harry Potter book years ago, and watched half the first movie and hated it. And now I'm following J.K. Rowling on… [more]
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MeFi comment - 5 months ago

This wasn't selling the family plate, though - they've been doing that since the early 80s, this was... ... What was this? What the fuck was this? [more]
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So, a lot of people won't want to vote for the Tories, and definitely won't vote for UKIP. Who do you suppose their votes will go to if not Labour (and at this point I'd say probably not Labour)? I wondered this morning whether it was useful to the… [more]
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MeFi comment - 5 months ago

In a way I kind of wish Thatcher had hung on for a couple more years to watch a Tory government destroy everything she stood for through sheer vanity and incompetence. [more]
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Yes. We're living in the time between when we drop the mug and the moment it smashes on the floor, not yet broken, but no longer really whole. There still seems to be a possibility that it might just float. That comment was about the Labour party,… [more]
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MeFi comment - 5 months ago

The inevitable venerable meme trundles into view: Boris Johnson's HQ as the EU referendum result comes in. [more]
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MeFi comment - 5 months ago

"Shame" called in Lords as UKIP bench call for EU nationals to be used as hostages in discussions with Brussels Dear fucking god. I literally have no words for this perambulatory ordure. Using people as hostages?… [more]
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MeFi comment - 5 months ago

By the way, I don't know if anyone else got it, but the regular YouGov questionnaire the other day included the question "If there were to be a national emergency, who would you prefer to take over? a) The Queen; b) The Police; c) The Army; d);… [more]
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The land of the setting sun. [more]
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Time to read some Yeats. Were it not for the fact that he was Irish, I'd suggest setting it to music as the new national anthem. [more]
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I am told 13,000 people joined Labour last week, with 60% giving the reason they are "supporting Corbyn"... Yes, but it might be a good idea for them to hold the conference in Hackney this year, so they can be closer to the… [more]
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MeFi comment - 5 months ago

Jamie Reid's letter. Wow. Just wow. If Labour politicos could be as articulate all the time as they are when they're telling Corbyn to fuck off I might die on a barricade for them. [more]
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MeFi comment - 5 months ago

They do anyway. Plant laughter is difficulty to detect. Amazingly ironic, plants. [more]
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Oh. This is politics prosecuted as an exciting new form of comedy, it's just that being in the middle of it we can't see the joke. [more]
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Yeah, first the pig, then the Tetris movie, now this. Brooker, you fuck. [more]
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But but but BLIARITE NEO-CON-FASCIST TRAITORS! SPLITTERS! [more]
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MeFi comment - 5 months ago

Well, I suspect we're in this mess because of a kind of Tory entryism, but it's not Trotskyist, it's ... whatever ... neoliberal. Their Corbyn was Thatcher. A lot of the strategies are there, but in a more sedate way. Have Trotskyist incursions… [more]
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MeFi comment - 5 months ago

Garage is a national humiliation. That said Farage when I typed it. Fucking autocorrect. [more]
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