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What’s wrong with something being wrong?

No one likes being wrong. That’s obvious. Most people love that satisfying little ego boost you get when you successfully prove that that other person wrong, and most people equally hate that same person’s smug little smile when they do the same. I’m not sure if it’s human nature or anything like that, but it… Continue reading What’s wrong with something being wrong?

British · Politics

1 year ago, the battle was whether or not Britain will become a proper nation. Now, it is what sort of nation we shall be.

This morning, Tim Montgomerie, former editor of The Times, tweeted “A year ago, British people voted to put ourselves in charge of laws, borders & our relations with they world. In other words: to be a proper nation again.” He’s right. 1 year ago the battle lines were very clearly drawn: the anti-establishment, some of… Continue reading 1 year ago, the battle was whether or not Britain will become a proper nation. Now, it is what sort of nation we shall be.

British · Politics

Forget about the Commons, May’s toughest opposition is going to come from the Lords. They need abolishing.

Parliament opened again today *woo*, and in the Queen’s speech, The Prime Minister set out her plans for the next two years. It was one of those low-key, smart casual events where only close friends and family were invited. So naturally Britain’s ruling class deemed it appropriate to make themselves look like they’d been shit… Continue reading Forget about the Commons, May’s toughest opposition is going to come from the Lords. They need abolishing.

British · Labour · Politics

As messy as polling is, it shows one thing- The 18-24 vote can end the Tories.

If you read The Independent you’ll probably get endless updates of ‘BREAKING NEWS’ about how the Tories poll lead has been slashed in half, and half again, and again and now ‘LABOUR ARE WITHIN 1 POINT OF THE TORIES’. But if you read The Times you’ll probably be less worried, because the Tories are 10… Continue reading As messy as polling is, it shows one thing- The 18-24 vote can end the Tories.

British · Politics

BBC Leaders Debate. The Good, The Bad, and the “Can I finish please?”

DING! DING! DING! its round 2. Or 3. Or 4 depending who you care about. I resumed my position from the other night- curled up on my bed, still nursing a hangover, munching on Shreddies and hoping to see someone throw another metaphorical right hook over at Amber Rudd. It seems the 2 years since… Continue reading BBC Leaders Debate. The Good, The Bad, and the “Can I finish please?”

British · Conservatives · Labour

Where’s Theresa? Weak and wobbly PM gets outmanoeuvred by Labour.

Anyone who follows me on twitter will generally see me angrily tweeting about a fella called Seamus Milne. He’s the head of Jeremy Corbyn’s communications team, which basically means he’s responsible for all the press relations, Jeremy Corbyn’s public image, and all the clever backstage stuff. Generally, he’s being doing a shit job, which results… Continue reading Where’s Theresa? Weak and wobbly PM gets outmanoeuvred by Labour.

British · Conservatives · Labour · Politics

Battle for Number 10 Verdict: Paxman losing his touch as both May and Corbyn come out on top.

Being interviewed by Paxman is the political equivalent of stepping into a lion’s den. It made Miliband coin the phrase “hell yes I’m tuss enough” and it can make or break an election. I sat there, on my bed, munching away at a box of Shreddies just hoping Paxman would deliver a metaphorical right hook… Continue reading Battle for Number 10 Verdict: Paxman losing his touch as both May and Corbyn come out on top.