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when it eventually dawns that freedom is just a convenient word for politicians and not a living breathing reality it will be too late

  • 8 Sep 2019

For once in my life I am genuinely scared. Perhaps at sixty six I am a dinosaur. But I don’t think so. Perhaps being a barrister for so long has given me an unhealthy reverence for the law. But I don’t think so. Perhaps being elected to Parliament thirty seven years ago has gi...

Johnson’s days are numbered

  • 7 Sep 2019

If only he had been more of a ‘girly swot’ the Prime Minister wouldn’t have had to experience the shudder which must have jolted through whatever passes for the Johnson spine. The words that must be bouncing around his neurones and striking terror through whatever passes for t...

I cannot support a government led by the dishonest catastrophe that is Johnson

  • 5 Sep 2019

Well, don’t say I didn’t warn you. The Johnson administration is a catastrophe. Rudderless, clueless, unprincipled and weak. The worst Prime Minister in living memory. Anyone who can turn Phillip Hammond into a hero and leave backbenchers misty eyed for the days of May is a ge...

Cummings and goings

  • 31 Aug 2019

A Gothic gloom has descended over my once green and pleasant party. Dark shadows are cast over constituency meetings. The horror of deselection haunts the early hours of MP’s attempts at slumber.  Number 10, always a pressure pot of intrigue garnished with stress, has become a...

With Johnson life’s a pitch and a promise is not even just for Christmas

  • 29 Aug 2019

“I would like to make it absolutely clear that I am not attracted to arcane procedures such as the prorogation of Parliament. As someone who aspires to be Prime Minister of a democratic nation I believe in finding consensus in the House of Commons”.   So which lickspittl...

It’s Yellowhammer horror time

  • 19 Aug 2019

Politics is broken. Nobody believes a word any politician utters. They lie. They cheat. They are obsessed with power. They want to break the system, if only they knew what the system was they wanted to break. And they will smash the economy to get elected. No ifs nor buts. Wel...

Larry the cat could be Johnson’s undoing

  • 28 Jul 2019

A very dangerous alliance is developing between three senior Downing Street figures who were once mortal enemies which could destroy the Johnson government. They are meeting in a secret location in St James’s Park under cover of dark. They have never seen eye to eye before. On...

Don’t worry too much about the apocalypse the four horsemen are in Cabinet and boy, are they ready to ride

  • 25 Jul 2019

Well, now we know officially who Boris Johnson is. A ruthless narcissist who owes no loyalty to anyone but himself. A man who bears grudges and gives pay back. It’s like the old politbureau days in the Kremlin. Hunt has been airbrushed out of all official photographs. It is as...

The day Andrew Neil took back control

  • 13 Jul 2019

A word of advice to baby barristers. If you want to watch a masterclass in cross examination of a witness you can do no better than study Andrew Neil’s interviews of Hunt and Johnson. It will teach you all you failed to learn at bar school and reinforce everything your pupil s...

I hope that the Conservative party doesn’t become another Waco. They haven’t yet realised that Johnson is a high end functioning sociopath with all the mayhem that brings

  • 23 Jun 2019

There is just one word that can best describe the present condition of the Conservative party. Waco. Does it ring a bell? The scene of a stand off in the early nineties between the FBI and a mad religious cult, suffering mass hysteria and brain washing by a  charismatic and ps...