Boris’ Tax Cut – It’s Eyecatching But The Wrong One

Boris Johnson is suggesting that he should mark his ascension to the throne by having a large and lovely tax cut. Yes, good idea, why not? However, he's rather aiming his fiscal power at the wrong part of the...

Heretics

It's hard to think against the herd – there's often a price exacted for doing so. But it's easy to think like everyone else – no trouble there. Nice quiet life. Of course this means that if you are going to...

Owen Jones Is Worried About Boris Johnson, Isn’t He?

If you write grand columns about who might be leader of a political party you don't and never will belong to - Owen's not clever enough to mature out of socialism into conservatism - then you've obviously got something...

So Grandpa Death’s Labour Party Doesn’t Understand Tax Incidence Then

Either Jezza Corbyn's Labour Party doesn't understand tax incidence or they think that we don't. That second might actually be true by the way. They're suggesting that domestic rates - or is it council tax now? - should be...

French Republican President Resigns – The Political Overton Window Has Shifted Too Far

That's the President of the French Republic Party who has resigned, not the President of the French Republic - unfortunately for anyone who monitors Macron's performance. What was once considered a natural party of government had truly appalling results...

Owen Jones Is Entirely Outraged MPs Get Maternity Pay – Death Of Democracy Stuff

It's possible to share the underlying outrage informing Owen Jones' insistence here. Why should the ruling classes gain access to pots of our money for doing nothing? Members of Parliament are there to support our governmental system. There are...

Jo Swinson Is About To Solve The LibDem Problem

The latest opinion polls put the LibDems as having the greatest theoretical vote if a general election were held today. They also put The Brexit Party as second - it would appear that the Brexit question itself is indeed...

Owen Jones’ Latest Bright Idea – Bring Back Ed Miliband, The Man Who Lost...

Owen Jones just is such a card. This, apparently, is Labour's new and great vote winner: No, really: Another shake-up is surely overdue, too, and that is around the shadow cabinet table. Many of them are barely visible to the...

Should We Roll, Or Was Admiral Ackbar Right?

On the 11th September 2001, two airliners were flown into the twin towers at the World Trade Centre in New York. Thousands died. That same day, another aircraft was hijacked – Flight 93. From what we know, the hijackers were part of...

Trump Derangement Syndrome Is Alive And Well At The New York Times

The Mueller Report finds absolutely no evidence whatsoever of collusion between Team Trump and the Russians over the election. There's a bit more equivocation over whether Team Trump were inclined to tell Mueller's team to bugger off a bit...

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The Effects Of Brexit On Farms And Farming

There's a certain amount - OK, a vast amount - of gross illogic being bandied about in this discussion of what will happen to...