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Democrats, demagogues and despots via the FT

“The more powerful the passions and the more uncontained the ambitions, the more likely the democratic system will collapse into despotism. Demagogues are the Achilles heel of democracy. There is … Continue reading

December 21, 2016 · 20 Comments

Hard Brexit via Clare

“The Single Market is not a matter of common tariffs but common law. It is our agreement to common standards of product safety, for the good of consumers, as well … Continue reading

September 16, 2016 · 36 Comments

Andrea Leadsom thinks men shouldn’t be employed to look after children in case they’re paedophiles

New Cabinet minister Andrea Leadsom has warned it would be sensible not to employ a man to look after children in case they are a paedophile. Leadsom – who was … Continue reading

July 15, 2016 · 10 Comments

Acorn Antiques to return to television with whole new cast!

Low production values, wobbly sets, overacting, appalling dialogue and wildly improbable plots- a British soap? No, the Tory leadership election.

July 9, 2016 · 4 Comments

Brexit: The EU’s “red tape”?

A constant refrain of the out campaigners seems to be the EU’s red tape and how Europe interferes with British law. On occasion they go on to say the UK … Continue reading

May 18, 2016 · 19 Comments