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Right-Wing Hippie
Right-Wing Hippie
1 month ago

Number 18: Sunak is a ding-dong who can’t govern.
Number 19: Starmer is a wing-wong who can’t govern.

Martin M
Martin M
1 month ago

Well, one of those two (almost certainly the second) is going to be the next PM, so you’re going to have to get used to it. I agree that Sunak is looking extremely desperate, but Starmer has done many of the right things. I mean, he has purged the socialists from the Labor Party.

Dougie Undersub
Dougie Undersub
1 month ago
Reply to  Martin M

No he hasn’t. He has purged a couple of elderly, high-profile socialists so the easily misled will think he has removed them all.

Brendan O'Leary
Brendan O'Leary
1 month ago

Nobody elected can govern The Blob.
They can only increase it.

Mike Downing
Mike Downing
1 month ago

They don’t even have to actively increase it; it just grows when they do nothing to actively oppose it – like garden weeds or, rather, that vast fat-mountain they found ‘living’ in the London sewer system.

Geoff W
Geoff W
1 month ago

18 – Ignoring Pretentious Irrelevant Journalism

Dennis Roberts
Dennis Roberts
1 month ago
Reply to  Geoff W

How is it irrelevant?

Peter B
Peter B
1 month ago

Excellent. And precisely the sort of amusing diversion needed to help survive the next 6 weeks.
And isn’t this the truth ?
“The new role of the press is not to inform its readers but to confirm what they already believe.”
Indeed, don’t we often prefer it that way ?

AC Harper
AC Harper
1 month ago
Reply to  Peter B

Not only have most newspapers become opinion-papers many have also majored in ‘reporting’ gossip. Sadly this has infected other media reporting too, such as broadcasting and scientific magazines – once respected sources of information.

Simon Blanchard
Simon Blanchard
1 month ago

Well worth following this guy on Substack.

Andrew R
Andrew R
1 month ago

I enjoyed that, thank you.

Jason Smith
Jason Smith
1 month ago

This is excellent!

Pip G
Pip G
1 month ago

#6. “Imagine you get drenched during a big campaign speech

 Is there anything you can do today to prevent that?”
Ha, ha. [Use an umbrella or give the speech indoors].

Philip Stott
Philip Stott
1 month ago

I do like point 17 ‘Cached Thoughts’, and the implied rejoinder to continually reevaluate our opinions.
Unusually, I find myself drifting from being a Nietzschean, survival of the fittest, ‘Tory Boy’ young man, economically leftwards as I get older.