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A UK General Election: Hijacked

Reading Time: 4 minutes For those of you unaware of the situation in the UK just now, we have had a general election called in the wake of continued Brexit delay. PM Johnson killed his own Brexit bill in favour of a general election. My immediate response was this prediction: A general election is s terrible idea for the […]

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Manchester Bombing and the Political Context

Reading Time: 2 minutes As with so many, I am deeply angered by the attack from last night. I could offer all the usual condolences but it would all sound rather trite from me. So I’ll do what I usually do: offer some kind of analysis, this time political rather than theological. What will the fallout of this be? Well, […]

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Asking for… No, Demanding a Progressive Alliance

Reading Time: 8 minutes Yesterday, I wrote about the fallout from Brexit and the idea that, in a state of chaos and disarray, the ideologically possessed will take advantage and fulfill their decades’ old plans. Whatever you say about the good and bad of Brexit, it will enable free marketeers and those on the right of the Conservative Party […]

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I See You, David Miliband

Reading Time: 7 minutes The last few days have torn the UK apart. At a moment when the Tory party is riven in twain and ripe for pickings, Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour Party has imploded spectacularly. In the past 36 hours, 23 out of 31 shadow cabinet members have quit. It is in this context that I include the following. “I See […]

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Why the Daily Mail is a pathetically crap newspaper

Reading Time: 2 minutes Liz Kendall, running for Labour leadership in the UK, was rightfully indignant about the shiteness of the Daily Mail, Britain’s worst paper. Seriously, what century are we in? As the BBC reports: Labour leadership contender Liz Kendall has said it is “unbelievable” she was asked about her weight in an interview with the Mail on […]

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