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Merely threatening to bypass Parliament on Brexit places our democracy on...

More years ago than I care to remember, I was a very young school head appointed by what seemed to me a...

Boris: will Britain really back a bouncing, bluffing buffoon?

Well, will it? Boris Johnson was a populist Mayor of London when, arguably, populism meant making people feel good about their city,...

Fake news and porkies: can we stop people messing with the...

Fake news: surely the greatest current threat to truth, honest reporting, sincere debate - even to democracy. Falsehood, it seems, is nowadays more powerful...

Heroes and villains, or mere comic-book characters?

It seems the world’s going to hell in a hand cart, with high-profile figures, who see themselves as heroes, leading the way. Many of...

Crumbs! The day the Brexit booby forgot the biscuits

EXCLUSIVE! Our intrepid political correspondent PETER MORTIMER  reveals an actual transcript of a Downing Street Brexit meeting. . . (Present: Theresa May, David Davis, Ian...

Omnishambles: no other word for it

Omnishambles. That splendidly descriptive term was coined in 2009 by the political satire, In the Thick of It. The word itself was uttered by...

False claims or parallel truths?

I was going to write this blog last Sunday: but, after Saturday night’s terrorist outrage in London, it didn’t seem appropriate immediately to comment...

Alliterative animosity exacerbates acrimony

Bombastic blundering buffoon demonises muddleheaded mugwump I frequently marvel at how politicians reached their high office – particularly those who are cabinet members, not to...

Taunted for her tears: the nastiness of newspapers on behalf of...

WHAT exactly is this ‘peoples’ revolution’ I keep hearing about? Did I miss the explanatory memo from the People’s Revolutionary Committee or something? Oddly, the...

Goggling in disbelief

The political meltdown continues. We find ourselves watching, goggling in disbelief, as one party hands out to cronies, and the other continues to destroy...
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