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US politics affects British politics, and has done for about a century. But does British politics also affect US politics? Joe Biden seems to think that it does: Former Vice President Joe Biden told supporters Thursday night Prime Minister Boris … Continue reading

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Slowly Shifting Opinions

I ought to be interested in our upcoming General Election here in the UK, but I’m not really. I’ll be quite interested in the outcome of an election that has been described as People versus Parliament, but I just wish … Continue reading

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The Rise of the Populists

There’s some sort of Brexit debate going on in Parliament. I don’t know what the outcome of it will be, but I’m convinced that it won’t result in Brexit. And it won’t result in Brexit because the British political class … Continue reading

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Gilets Jaunes Insoumis

Back in 2010, when I learned that the EU parliament had voted for a European smoking ban, I ceased believing in the European “project”. For it seemed to me that if you deliberately organise a society to exclude large numbers … Continue reading

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Why Is Populism Suddenly All The Rage?

The Guardian has been investigating populism. It has an entire section devoted to it. And in one part it defines populism: What is populism? Populists tend to frame politics as a battle between the virtuous ‘ordinary’ masses and a nefarious … Continue reading

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