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Like many others I am in the political wilderness. How should I cast my vote?

  • 6 Dec 2019

I have not blogged for weeks as I have been exiled in a very long and very complicated trial. To be honest, that is not the real reason for my silence. The truth is that I am thoroughly revolted by this election. The lies. The smears. The fake news. The whole whogivesafuckery ...

Johnson hasn’t yet destroyed the Tories just hastened their demise. This could be Jo Swinson’s moment

  • 2 Nov 2019

Didn’t that narcissistic bloody fool Johnson see what was coming? Didn’t that great strategic brain of Dominic Cummings see it too? Didn’t anyone at CCHQ? Apparently not. Let me spell it out. The old fashioned Labour heartlands whose mines were closed, whose factories were lef...

The government doesn’t understand the importance of not having customs checks in any part of the Island Ireland

  • 10 Oct 2019

Is there any political depravity to which Boris Johnson will not sink? Well, that’s a bloody stupid question as the the answer is clearly no. His problem, although he doesn’t see it as such, is that he will say anything and do anything to get himself out of a jam. The encounte...

Robert is a good and decent man who upholds his oath to protect the independence of the judiciary. How long will he put up with this shitshow of a government?

  • 1 Oct 2019

Robert Buckland is a thoroughly decent man who understands his oath to protect the independence of the judiciary. He believes in the rule of law and has warned politicians that not only that they must obey the law but that the attacks on the judiciary must stop. But it  won’t ...

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...