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Stumbling and Mumbling: The right's triumph; the left's complicity
"If I’d told you just four years ago that I was a Remainer, you wouldn’t have known what I was talking about. The fact that we now speak about little else reveals an under-appreciated fact about politics – that power consists not merely in getting your own way when conflict arises, but in shaping the agenda.

Back in 2015 less than 10% (pdf) of people thought relations with the EU were the important political issue – far fewer than cited the NHS, economy or crime. And yet a handful of cranks have succeeded in making Brexit (a word almost unheard in 2015) dominate politics to the exclusion of all else."
politics  brexit 
6 days ago by pw201
Parliament is now at war with government - and it's winning
"The content of Theresa May's defeats over the last couple of days isn't particularly meaningful, but the fact they happened at all suggests that parliament's guerrilla war against the government has started. And it seems to be winning."
constitution  brexit  politics  parliament 
12 days ago by pw201
A very British dream | Richard Seymour on Patreon
"Problem number one for the Conservatives is that they no longer have any idea how to administer capitalism. No viable long-term growth strategy avails. They can't address the financial sector without hurting their allies in the City. They can't address the crisis of productivity and investment without more state intervention than they're willing to accept. They can't address the housing crisis or the precarious debt-driven economy without harming the interests of home owners. They can't build new support in the rustbelts on an anti-immigrant basis, without sacrificing affluent swing voters and particularly ethnic minority voters in big cities and marginals."
Politics  conservatives  may  brexit 
october 2017 by pw201
Brexit As Expressed Through The Medium Of Aliens Quotes.: gonzo21
"Newt: We'd better get back 'cause it'll be dark soon and Theresa May mostly comes at night. Mostly."

Via andrewducker
aliens  funny  brexit 
january 2017 by pw201
Why the economy can't explain Trump or Brexit - OpenLearn - Open University
Authoritarian social attitudes and the rate of change of minority population in an area are better predictors of Trump/Brexit voting than poverty.
trump  brexit  psychology  authoritarianism  politics 
november 2016 by pw201
Charles I, Brexit and the Royal Prerogative
A Queen's Counsel on recent court decision and the royal prerogative. The post has the QC who wrote it answering questions: it sounds like the Government's referendum leaflets promised something they didn't have the power to deliver without Parliament's approval.
brexit  law  court  prerogative 
november 2016 by pw201
Anti-Brexit traitors outed on twitter
UKIP voters in "shit thick" shocker. Also features Louise Mensch.
twitter  ukip  funny  brexit  satire 
october 2016 by pw201
I want my country back
Laurie Penny, you magnificent bastard: "When all you have is a hammer, every problem starts to look like David Cameron’s face."
brexit  Politics  referendum  eu 
june 2016 by pw201
Worrying Signs
Recording post-referendum incidents of racism. Not all leavers are racist, but all th racists voted leave, and now they think they've won.
eu  referendum  Politics  racism  brexit 
june 2016 by pw201
There are liars and then there’s Boris Johnson and Michael Gove | Nick Cohen | Opinion | The Guardian
'The Brexit figureheads had no plan besides exploiting populist fears and dismissing experts who rubbished their thinking.'
brexit  eu  Politics  referendum 
june 2016 by pw201
Fintan O’Toole: Brexit fantasy is about to come crashing down
"Brexit is not so much a peasants’ revolt as a deeply strange peasants’ – and – landlords’ revolt.
It is a Downton Abbey fantasy of toffs and servants all mucking in together. But when the toffs, as the slogan goes, “take back control”, the underlings will quickly discover that a fantasy is exactly what it is.
The disaffected working- class voter in Sunderland, rightly angry about being economically marginalised and politically disenfranchised, will wait in vain for the magical billions that are supposedly going to be repatriated from Brussels to drop from the clear blue skies of a free England."
britain  eu  brexit  referendum  politics 
june 2016 by pw201
Ian Clark on Twitter: "Interesting comment on FB. Think it might be spot on. https://t.co/r9hCKUZN2Y"
An argument that Cameron has passed on a poisoned chalice to his successor, which is why Boris looks so glum: nobody will ever push the Article 50 button, because it's political suicide, but not doing so is also political suicide.
brexit  politics  referendum  europe  cameron 
june 2016 by pw201
Lord Ashcroft on Twitter: "More from my 12k referendum-day poll on how leavers and remainers see the world differently: https://t.co/VgQ7Z6v9XK"
How the referendum leavers and remainers view the world. Not particularly surprising, but nice to see some actual evidence.
referendum  opinion  eu  europe  brexit 
june 2016 by pw201
Why the Article 50 notification is important – Jack of Kent blog
Cameron has not formally notified the EU of our intention to leave. Boris says there's no hurry. Perhaps it will never happen?
eu  europe  referendum  brexit 
june 2016 by pw201

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