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Three Questions for the Tory TIGers

Anna Soubry, Heidi Allen, and Sarah Wollaston have all defected from the Conservative party to join the 8 ex-Labour MPs in The Independent Group. The Independent Group is a group of Anti-Brexit, Blairite, oops I mean *centrist*, MPs which are basically the Liberal Democrats but don’t want to be associated …

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The philosophy of Dostoevsky: Chapters 2 and 3 Review

Chapter 2 A lady of little faith Katerina Khokhlakova is a fairly minor character in Dostoevsky’s ‘The Brothers Karamazov’. She is the mother of Lise, the little girl who begins the novel as an invalid, but who later develops a close loving relationship with Alyosha. Madame Khokhlakova in the end …

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Weep not for the Blairites

For the first time in ages, Brexit is not dominating the news. Rather, a possible change in political alliances is breaking with the departure of the 7 Blairite MPs from the Labour party under the banner of “The Independent Group”. It is certainly possible that more Blairite MPs, such as …

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Have we reached peak hysteria yet?

“There will be a food shortage” – unfeasible, but forgivable. “The NHS will run out of key pharmaceuticals” – extraordinarily unlikely. “The buses will grind to a halt” – absurd, yet a welcome relief for car drivers. Project Fear 2.0 has been ramping up rapidly over the last few weeks, …

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Rasputin must go

It has been reported that Olly Robbins, Britain’s chief Brexit negotiator, was loudly telling a Brussels bar the government’s alleged Brexit strategy. According to Angus Walker of ITV, Mr. Robbins said two significant things: 1. that the Prime Minister would force MPs to choose between her deal and a delay …

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A Special Place in Hell

“I’ve been wondering what that special place in hell looks like, for those who promoted Brexit, without even a sketch of a plan how to carry it out safely”. These were the words that Donald Tusk, President of the European Council, made to the world.  Perhaps he knew what the …

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It’s time to deliver the promised real Brexit

Down but not out, Theresa May carries on. This week has certainly been a testing one for the Prime Minister. She’s seen her Brexit deal voted down by the House of Commons and to add insult to injury she and her government have had to wrestle with a no confidence …

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Brexit – where next?

Theresa May has seen the biggest government defeat in British history. Her Withdrawal Agreement has been kicked into touch.  The grieve amendment means that she has to bring Plan B back to parliament next week. Where do we go from here?  It is worth reflecting for a moment how we …

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History Repeats?

On October 25, 1993 I saw something that I thought I would never see. It was election night in Canada, and I saw a government go down to defeat in, arguably, the most spectacular way that has ever occurred in a western Liberal democracy. The Progressive Conservative Party, which had …

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Bercow and Brexit wreckers deserve no respect

In his latest and most outrageous Remainer antic, Mr. “Bollocks to Brexit” Speaker John Bercow decided to defy parliamentary procedure, precedence, and his own clerks’ advice to approve arch-Remainer Dominic Grieve’s anti-Brexit amendment. This amendment was approved without debate. To read a good analysis of the outrageous and damaging nature and …

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