The message bayoneted to Tory and Labour councillors is clear. The electorate won’t vote for extremes

  • 6 May 2019

I can see any hope for the survival of the Conservative party fading fast. If loyal  supporters didn’t get the stark message bayoneted to over a thousand hard working councillors who lost their seats, how can there be? Winston Churchill once described a fanatic as, ‘someone wh...

Poor Widders has made a terrible error of judgement. If Conservative Home doesn’t remind readers that it it is a kick outable offence to support another party they might as well call themselves Farage Home

  • 28 Apr 2019

I have been watching political events from the rain kissed beaches of Malaga for the last few days with increasing bewilderment. For reasons beyond my comprehension, a child has been feted by world leaders for her savant like gift of warning us of the bloody obvious; the catas...

The Gormenghastlyness of politics has reached new depths of despair. It’s time for sentient Tories to stop their descent into Bochian hell

  • 20 Apr 2019

The Gormenghastlyness of British politics has reached new depths of despair. I am not going to try and argue that the terrible reenactment of Ulster’s bloody past in Derry is a direct result of a Brexit border crisis, but there are connections. The peace process has always bee...

I worry for Lammy’s mental health, have a horror that Parliament can’t break out of its tragic Ground Hog day and predict that Rory Stewart could be a very dark horse.

  • 15 Apr 2019

I haven’t blogged for a while simply because I have absolutely nothing original to say about the British body politic. We are trapped in a weird and tragic version of Parliamentary Ground Hog Day. And they will not break out of it until atonement has been reached. MPs have onl...

Malevolent forces are at work on our tiny island. It is time that voice of the silent majority be heard above the rabble. It is time that we do politics in a different way

  • 30 Mar 2019

On the 29th March 1912 captain Scott storm bound in a tent near the South Pole made the last entry in his diary. “The end cannot be far”. If only Theresa May had that luxury. She has given everything from her health to her sanity to push her deal over the line and has now h...

Dear God will somebody please explain to me what Liz Truss is actually for?

  • 23 Mar 2019

Dear God will someone please explain to me what Liz Truss is actually for? Like salad cream, radishes Lettuce and Andrea Leadsom’s intellect, I have always regarded her as one of those cosmic practical jokes put on earth to make us smile in a cringeworthy sort of way. But for ...

If the Tories prefer a nightmare like Mcvey over pragmatists like Bole they are finished

  • 17 Mar 2019

That boiling cauldron of hatred, bile and intolerance that marinades and broils Brexit was embodied in the Dementor phantasm that possesses the human form of Esther McVey on Sophie Ridge this morning. When the Ergonaut Death Eaters join hands and attempt to make contact with t...

The Tories need a Tom Watson

  • 13 Mar 2019

Poor old Brexit. She appears to be waiting for Diane Abbott to sing. And then it will be all over. The air will be thick with recriminations, the howls of protest, the pointing of fingers, the sly threats of civil disobedience, the hysteria of a failure of politics and the tro...

The Magnificent Seven have saddled up. But can they break the party system? Perhaps. All party leaders should start thinking about their mortality.

  • 18 Feb 2019

Well, it has finally happened. The Magnificent Seven have finally saddled up and set off to redeem themselves by protecting a little town taken over by bandits. And one line from the 1960 movie couldn’t have put the problem of Corbyn any more succinctly, “this man needs to be ...

There is a solution to the backstop deadlock. If Cox and Grieve can put subpoenas envy behind them and find a form of words that will time limit it with force of law the deal is done

  • 5 Feb 2019

There is not a lot of humour in Brexit, but perhaps I could be forgiven a little chuckle when I read that Martin Selmayr, whom carpet biters regard as the the sperm of the devil, asked the opinion of Andrea Jenkyns about a matter of national importance. It was quite clever rea...