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Why drugs but not taxes?

/ June 16, 2019 at 7:27 AM 66 views

When politicians admit to having taken class A drugs in their younger days, and are then found to have introduced policies which led to others losing their jobs for the same offence, they rightly "face accusations of hypocrisy", and hit the front…

Johnson`s popularity will be short-lived!

/ June 15, 2019 at 9:57 AM 115 views

Polly Toynbee`s hatchet job on Johnson and the hundred-plus Tory MPs, the real "ones to blame, crowding in to join his bandwagon", did not actually go far enough (Boris Johnson spoke: you can`t trust a word, 13/06/19). Most of the…

Flawed BBC argument

/ June 13, 2019 at 7:53 AM 103 views

It`s little wonder that the BBC "faced fierce criticism" over its decision to make most over-75s pay the TV licence fee (End of free TV licence for millions of over-75s, 11/06/19). Arguing that this was the "only way to avoid…

Relationship not so "special" in 1939-40!

/ June 12, 2019 at 9:35 AM 85 views

John Harris rightly reminds us again of the myths which prevent "any instinctive popular understanding of our national past", mentioning particularly "splendid isolation, the glories of the second world war, and the wonders of empire" (Brexit is the act of…

Labour and Brexit (3)

/ May 30, 2019 at 4:45 PM 104 views

Just in case any more evidence is required to support the arguments put forward by Polly Toynbee (Remainers won these elections. They`d win a referendum too, 28/05/19),and Paul Mason (Corbynism is in crisis. Labour will have to oppose Brexit, 28/05/19),…

Similarities with Weimar

/ May 27, 2019 at 2:00 PM 91 views

As Martin Kettle says, there exist in the UK at the moment far too many “similarities” with Weimar Germany for comfort (A new exhibition in Berlin highlights how quickly a loss of respect for democracy can end in catastrophe, 16/05/19).…