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Dark Foreboding

Perhaps it’s inevitable, but it seems that as soon as anyone is put in a position of authority, they will start to abuse the power they’ve been given. And instead of regarding themselves as temporary representatives of the people who … Continue reading

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Pure Political Theatre

American politics is always more exciting than British politics. It’s far more dramatic. British politics is like an Ealing black-and-white comedy B-movie, while American politics is a Hollywood technicolor blockbuster Ben Hur or Bullitt. And in Donald Trump there’s an … Continue reading

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A Very, Very Black Mark

Shortly before Christmas Donald Trump tweeted that, as part of an omnibus bill, he was going to “raise the smoking age to 21. BIG!” I saw it as a Black Mark For Donald Trump. I thought at first it just … Continue reading

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Epiphany

There’s nothing like a good international crisis to sort the sheep from the goats, and reveal who’s on whose side. And the assassination of Iran’s general Suleimani seems to have triggered just such a crisis, and a surprising array of … Continue reading

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Has Donald Trump Just Won WW3?

In WW1 millions of soldiers were slaughtered in the front lines in Flanders. Hardly any of the generals who were commanding them were killed. In fact I can’t think of any. The principal British general, Douglas Haig, survived the war. … Continue reading

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Them and Us

Yesterday I posted without comment a partial transcript of Martin Durkin’s remarks during a Spiked! discussion. Today I’ll add a few of my own comments. I think the main thing that stood out for me was the suggestion that there … Continue reading

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No Restoration

James Delingpole: Boris is an optimist, a patriot, a lover of the good things in life — wine, women, song, fast cars, Greek epic poetry… He has no time for the puritanism of the left, nor for the narrow reductivism … Continue reading

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