BY ALEXIA JAMES UKIP’s leader Paul Nuttall has something of a reputation for fibbing. His more notorious fibs include losing close friends in the Hillsborough tragedy, having a PhD and playing football for Tranmere Rovers. Nuttall has now either apologised for those false claims or blamed them on others. There’s nothing that the British public detests more than a deceitful politician and social media has … Continue reading Ben Bradshaw: The New Paul Nuttall?
BY BEN PENSANT If Jeremy Corbyn loses on June 8th, expect the Corbynistas to draw on these five typical Labour excuses: 1. Stupidity Should the British people reject both Jezza’s principled socialism and the middle-class movement to stop Brexit, much will be written about the role played by the chaotic ineptness of the opposition. Don’t believe a word of it. Because who but the most educationally subnormal bin-man would fail … Continue reading The Corbynista Excuse Handbook
BY DOMINIC WIGHTMAN The Broken Window fallacy – Henry Hazlitt’s take on Frédéric Bastiat’s essay in Economics in One Lesson – is one of the most basic yet oft forgotten economic lessons known to man. Labour’s manifesto yesterday exemplifies the stupidity or cynicism of certain politicians who continue to promulgate that government spending stimulates the economy. It’s the policy of the heroin addict who cannot … Continue reading Labour’s Broken Window Economics
BY MATTHEW CORRIGAN History records that a little before 23:00 Eastern Daylight Time on July 20 1969, Neil Alden Armstrong descended the ladder of the Eagle Lunar Landing Module and took mankind’s first tentative steps on the surface of the Moon. Bit of a conspiracy nut? Okay, try this one: Barcelona, Spain, 26 May 1999. In the dying moments of the Champions League Final, Manchester … Continue reading No Party Has a Right To Exist Forever
BY JOHN ISMAEL Exeter became a solitary red island in a sea of blue following the results of the General Election in 2015. Ben Bradshaw was one of very few Labour success stories in the 2015 vote as he increased his vote and saw off the challenge of the Conservatives’ Dom Morris who was unable to increase the Tory share of the poll in the city. … Continue reading Last Red in the South West
BY JON ALEXANDER So, here we are, a week after Labour received a battering in our Local Elections and four weeks before our General Election where Labour are widely expected to experience similar losses if not worse. Now, faced with their political party’s annihilation, you would think their leaders and supporters would realise the impending drubbing Labour are about to receive and work out how to reconnect with … Continue reading Reflecting on Catweasel
BY JON ALEXANDER Theresa May has come under fire for refusing to do a televised leadership debate in the run up to the general election and journalists have been complaining that she’s not doing enough media interviews. No one has actually acknowledged this quite brilliant strategy, in fact most of the Conservative Party seem to be following her lead. Why should she attend a TV … Continue reading May’s Strategy Pays Off