It was the Spanish philosopher, poet and novelist, George Santayana (1863-1952), who warned us all: “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it”.
Nigel Farage is wrong. Nigel Farage is acting like a snowflake. Nigel Farage should “calm down dear.”
Pantomime season has arrived early this year. Ten wannabes have thrown their considerable egos into the ring to try and win the approval of a privileged group of predominantly male, white upper class twits and millionaires commonly known as the Conservative Parliamentary Group of MPs.
I don’t care if Michael Gove snorted coke. Who gives a toss that Andrea Leadsom smoked a joint at University? That Mick Jagger lookalike, Rory was on opium and even whether Boris can keep it in his trousers or not. I am more concerned about real news like the BBC means testing and cutting 3.5 MILLION free TV licences for the over 75’s.
The simile sick as a dog has been around for a very long time. Apparently it was first recorded in 1705. It is commonly applied to someone who is ill, especially from a stomach malady. On Friday morning it was a simile apt and appropriate for newsrooms and editorial offices across the UK.
The Inside the Tent 'pundits' called the 2016 EU Referendum wrong. They got the US Presidential election of the same year wrong. They got the UK 2017 General Election wrong- predicting a Labour wipe-out, and now they have got the Peterborough by-election wrong too. Aren't they marvellous?
Harold Wilson famously said that a week is a long time in politics. And the past seven days have proved this without a doubt, as British politics is at breaking point.
On the 75 anniversary of the D-Day landings on the Normandy beaches in 1944 it is right and proper to remember the soldiers who landed in France willing to give their very lives to liberate Europe from the malignant forces of fascism which had brutally invaded, occupied, imprisoned and murdered millions of citizens across Europe from 1938 onwards.
Never has a visiting US president caused so much protest and division among the British public. For over 70 years, American and British leaders have flattered each other about a “special relationship” between the two states.
Donald Trump talks incessantly about “draining the swamp” in reference to political corruption and lies in America.
Donald Trump is a 20th Century Fascist and we shouldn’t be rolling out the red carpet for him today with a State visit. No, not the views of some spotty sixth former or even of professional lefty ranter little Owen Jones. These are the views of the elected Mayor Of London Sadiq Khan!
Forget about the return of Love Island the real action over the next few weeks is going to be on the “no love lost Island” of the Tory leadership competition.
The US and UK bombed Syria on a lie. It has emerged that the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) report on the alleged use of chemical weapons by the Syrian government in Douma in April 2018 was redacted to remove expert opinion that the attack was staged.
Talk about 'Super Saturday'. This weekend sees not only the final of European football's most prestigious club competition, The Champions League, but also the running of the most famous Flat race in the world, the Epsom Derby.
Substance is much more important than spin. That truism is as applicable to politics as it is to life. Block out the white noise of the various mealy mouthed spin doctors and highly paid gum bumpers from all sides and the truth is the 2019 European Elections told us nothing we didn’t already know. The UK as an institution is dead.
Watching the long overdue resignation speech of Malevolent May and listening to the pathetic punditry and commentary which accompanied it made me want to puke. ‘Dedicated public servant’, tried her best with ‘the poor hand she was dealt’. What a lot of urinary nonsense. Utter pish.
With the eventual and inevitable resignation of miserable failure Theresa May the only result that matters now is that it is two nil to Nigel Farage.
Having reached the ripe old age of fifty-five and been involved in political activism from the age of sixteen I am about to play the role of the boring old fart and has-been by wading into the #Milkshake phenomenon of drenching right-wing politicians with the contents of milkshake cartons on the side of caution rather than encouragement.