Category Archives: Brexit

Beware The Tory Cult that is Steering Brexit: Simon Kuper

Someone else shares my view that the UK Conservative Party is in the grip of Cargo Cult with catastrophic consequences: “The difficulty of Brexiting is part of the appeal: only a great tribe can renew itself through sacrifice”  In South … Continue reading

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Conservative Vulnerability to Political Lies

I was thinking as I walked this morning: why are lies now so effective in politics and when the lies are pointed out, it has no effect? Well, here’s some riff on the Right, someone else can do the Left especially … Continue reading

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Theresa May and the Brexit Corner She Created

Theresa May is now asking the EU not to back her into a corner. This is wise of her to say but also laughable: as if she did not create the very corner she doesn’t want to be backed into by … Continue reading

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Brexit: Updated Scenario Probabilities

Ah well, time for a Brexit scenario update based on Bayesian re-assessment of which way the wind blows currently, and in ascending order of probability 1) Visible Hand 15% probable. This is a friend’s predicted down to the wire outcome, … Continue reading

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Across the Great Divide

What the elections in the US and UK and elsewhere are showing is a deep divide in modern advanced economies between 1) those with university education, including those areas where people cluster around those with university education and serve them … Continue reading

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Mad Con Disease

I have this theory that at some US conservative get together a few years back, there was an unreported outbreak of a form of mental Legionnaires Disease and all their brains are now shot to hell by its after-effects. Post … Continue reading

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