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After Brexit

Yesterday’s big news was the ratification of Scott Pruitt as head of the EPA: “Trump is the only Republican who repeatedly promised to rein in EPA,” said Steve Milloy, an attorney with the Energy and Environmental Legal Institute, who served … Continue reading

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Welcome To The Deep State

Just when I thought everything would calm down… The Deep State. I’ve been hearing rumours about it on and off for the past year or more. But now it seems it’s become official. Bill Kristol, the prominent Republican analyst who … Continue reading

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Where Does The Rage Go?

…was the question Nick Clegg asked. “The long-term worry about populism is where does the rage go when people see the populist they invested so much hope in, is not delivering?” he said. “Better jobs, income, security – The worry … Continue reading

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The Dispossessed

I experienced the smoking ban, when it came, as dispossession. Once (in fact the day before) my local pub had been mine, and I was greeted by name every day, very often with a pint of lager waiting on the … Continue reading

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The Disintegrating Political Class

I’m puzzled. On the 14th of February 2006, the UK Parliament voted for a smoking ban in enclosed public spaces. The BBC reported: MPs have voted by a huge margin to ban smoking from all pubs and private members’ clubs … Continue reading

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Uncomfortable Hand-holding

Last Thursday Theresa May made a speech in Philadelphia at some sort of Republican conference, and got a standing ovation. That was a bit of a surprise: she doesn’t usually get standing ovations. So I watched the speech: Various things … Continue reading

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Things Are Starting To Happen Very, Very Fast

I think that things are going to start to happen very fast now. Very, very fast. Nothing much has been happening for the past 10 years. It’s been a period of stasis, with a mounting overburden of laws ensuring that … Continue reading

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