The Independent have an article up about some YouGov numbers that will be taken as definitive proof by the Left that Jeremy Corbyn was the sole reason behind the unexpected Labour surge in the election. “Just 6 per cent of Labour voters backed the party because of their local MP” it’s called, and it thankfully […]
Archives for July 2017
I’m really starting to warm to Vince Cable and this is why
Vince is in the news. Again. And I mean that in a good way: I had a go at him for the unfortunate Mein Kampf comment a little while back, but since then, he has nary put a foot wrong. There’s an article in the Guardian from a couple of days back entitled, “Vince Cable: […]
There’s only two logical ways to do Brexit. We aren’t talking openly about either
A new drama around Brexit is now playing out, post-election. A member of the cabinet says something fairly obvious like, we’ll need to keep paying into the EU for a bit after we leave, or we’ll be under ECJ jurisdiction for awhile, at the very least in the transitional phase, and then a bunch of […]
Is there an emerging anti-Sunni feeling on the Left?
For those of you who have never experienced them, I will tell you a little bit about “Putin bots” on Twitter. I have no idea who actually runs these accounts or how they are manned, but they are a group of tweeters that fly at you on Twitter if you’ve crossed the wrong account – particularly […]
How exactly can Brexit fail according to the belief system of the Eurosceptics?
Liam Fox, the current international trade secretary, has had a go at the BBC. This is not news – the Beeb is the go to bad guy for anyone on the hard-right and hard-left these days. In fact, your opinion of the BBC tells the world a lot about your politics at the moment: if […]
The latest thing to depress me about the Lib Dems is this
Vince Cable, the presumptive next leader of the Liberal Democrats, has given an interview to the New Statesman. As I have written before, I have held some hope in reserve for the possibilities of Vince’s leadership. However, before he has even actually taken up the leadership, he has dropped a clanger, unfortunately. Asked about Theresa […]
Could THIS MAN be the next Tory leader?
I am loathe to make predictions in this batshit era British politics is currently travelling through, so do not take what I am about to say as such. I have no idea who will follow Theresa May as Conservative Party leader, I really don’t; I just think (and have had this confirmed by some in […]
The strangest thing about the general election is that it actually changed almost nothing
The result of the snap election was so unexpected that for a few head spinning weeks afterwards, it seemed as if we might be entering some sort of new political era. Yet as the dust settles, what is surprising now is just how little has changed. The Tories, in practice, command a majority that is eerily similar to […]
How the general election result scuppered Corbyn’s masterplan
One of the central narratives of the 2017 general election, as it starts to recede from view, is that while he didn’t win, it was a victory of sorts for Jeremy Corbyn. Many had predicted the election would result in a meltdown for Labour, with the party shedding anywhere from 30 to 100 seats, symbolically […]