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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...

He is the master of Truthspeak and Doublethink. You have every reason to worry that Big Boris is watching you

  • 14 Jun 2019

It was a cold bright day in June and the clocks were striking thirteen as Boris Johnson secured the votes of one hundred and fourteen MPs. The master of Double Think is powering his way to Number 10. Let me dust down George Orwell’s 1984 for you. ‘Double think means the power ...

Where was the stardust, the mojo, the magic? The great entertainer who failed to entertain. Dead behind the eyes and terrified of telling the truth

  • 12 Jun 2019

I was rather looking forward to the Johnson press conference. Backbenchers are flocking to his banner because of his ability to unite, deliver Brexit by the 31October and pulverise Corbyn and Farage. I was, like everyone else, expecting razzmatazz, wit, dynamism and that star ...

The Peterborough by election showed that the Brexit party is like a bubble. They have Farage and Widdecombe with one more prick it will burst.

  • 7 Jun 2019

There are three things of significance about Labour’s victory in the Peterborough by election. Firstly, that if the Brexit Party can’t win a seat where  61% voted leave, despite their polling, they are nothing more than a bubble party that will eventually burst. Secondly, the ...

Boris has a totally contempt for the truth and anything honourable and decent. But should he be prosecuted?

  • 30 May 2019

It really is time to uncork the Gauke. He should act swiftly and decisively to carry out his statutory duty to protect the judiciary unlike his ghastly, weak  and venal predecessor, Liz Truss, who did for the Ministry of Justice what King Herod did for baby sitting.   Of...

This could be May’s legacy a one clause un-amendable bill to scupper a No Deal. She has the numbers. Does she have the courage?

  • 28 May 2019

Well, as dear old Emily Thornberry has sung for her supper on BBC election night I suppose it must be all over. Poor woman. Shadow Foreign Secretary and pitted against political Titans such as Suzanne Evans and some girl who is apparently  deputy Chairman of the Conservative p...

No front runner for the Tory leadership has EVER won.

  • 25 May 2019

There will be much razzmatazz tomorrow when the Tories will be temporarily airbrushed out of politics. They will be lucky to have kept a single European seat. Farage will strut the stage behaving more and more like a pound shop Mussolini demanding that he has a seat at the neg...

The Farage attack on Marr and the BBC was a dog whistle stunt to close down awkward questions. We have spawned a demagogue

  • 13 May 2019

Andrew Marr is one of the most decent and intelligent people in broadcasting. He doesn’t indulge in point scoring, hectoring nor making a cheap headline. If you are interviewed by him expect fair play. But beware. He is not a soft touch. He will gently prize out of his subject...

The Tory party will split. How many will jump on the Farage chicken run and join the Betrayal Party?

  • 8 May 2019

I can finally see where this whole Brexit fiasco is going to end. It is not a pretty sight. The Conservative party will split. The government will fall. And there will be a minority Corbyn government propped up by the SNP with the Danegeld of another referendum on Independence...