The Need for Strong Opposition to Johnson’s Populists

Posted on January 14, 2020

Forget your political persuasion for a minute and imagine this. Jeremy Corbyn has been elected as Prime Minister, but John McDonnell has lost his seat. Now imagine that to save McDonnell’s bacon, Corbyn offered him a peerage to keep him in his cabinet. Then on top of that, he did the same for another individual who had resigned after saying being an MP was not what she wanted to be anymore. Then, to cap it off, he made a woman who had ...

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Where do Labour Go From Here?

Posted on December 18, 2019

After a period of reflection, I thought I might be able to work out why Labour’s election defeat had been so catastrophic. I also thought that I might be able to understand how the party can re-emerge as a viable opposition. The fact is I can’t. I can see how Labour lost, but I can’t figure out how the north turned conservative in such high numbers. It’s not like Boris Johnson offered a masterplan to make the Conservatives the party ...

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The Australian Points System!

Posted on December 8, 2019

I am not sure if anyone has noticed but you may have seen Boris Johnson getting terribly excited about an ‘Australian style immigration points system’ lately. I have a couple of Australian people who work for me and I am fortunate enough to have couple of friends who live out there. Asking about their immigration system is quite interesting stuff because in many aspects it is not all that Boris Johnson makes it out to be. Could this be ...

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Johnson and Antisemitism

Posted on November 26, 2019

This will be a short blog as it is not difficult to explain...or it shouldn't be. Boris Johnson is a populist politician, we all know that. He is like a political version of Kelvin Mackenzie (former editor of The Sun) chucking around populist remarks in the newspapers who pay him good money in return for protecting their offshore accounts. If the Jewish community were predominantly left leaning, Johnson would write articles about them ...

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The TV Debate that Offered Little!

Posted on November 21, 2019

After watching the TV debate between Jeremy Corbyn and Boris Johnson last night, I concluded that they don’t really achieve much. The support of both leaders is partisan, and it is unlikely that someone who is a fervent believer in Johnson is going to switch allegiance and vice versa. By most sensible accounts, Johnson is the one with the decent lead, so all he had to do is undertake his instructions from Dominic Cummings and he would be ...

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