Monthly Archives: May 2019

One More UK Election

I was hoping that there wasn’t going to be any more UK politics for a while, and we could all get a break from it, and do something else. But there’s one more UK election to go: the Peterborough by-election … Continue reading

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Impatient Progressives

I’m not a Progressive. And I don’t think I’ve ever been a Progressive. I’ve never had any plans to improve the world. I think that before you can improve anything, you first have to understand it. And if you are … Continue reading

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Forging An Identity

Something I came across this morning: Identity Politics Is Tearing Society Apart Forget the old battles between the left and the right. Welcome to the era of ‘identity politics,’ where loyalties are owed not to class or political party, but … Continue reading

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I Endorse Boris

I’m sick of politics. With luck, I won’t have to think about UK politics for a while, now that Brexit has been delayed, the local council and EU elections are over, and Theresa May has announced she’s going to resign. … Continue reading

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Goodbye Mr Fridge

I did something last night that I never normally do: I listened for a couple of hours online to the BBC Radio 4 coverage of the EU election results. So I won’t be too surprised if I get a letter … Continue reading

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The Metamorphosis of Europe

A few days ago I wrote: I don’t know why the EU is antismoking. I just know that it is. I only found out early in 2010 that the EU had declared war on smokers. And I only found out a few … Continue reading

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More Snobbery

Following on from yesterday’s post about snobbery, a couple of things jumped out at me this morning. First: There’s perhaps a lot to dislike about Donald J. Trump, US President No. 45. Despite all the grooming and tailoring, there’s little … Continue reading

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