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Afturganga

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36 weeks ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Henry Hill: Gove's cha... · 0 replies · +1 points

Sounds good to me. Ratification by the EU is proceeding very slowly, for no obvious reason. I suspect that it is being delayed in a cynical attempt to pressure the UK to hand over vaccines, admit fishing boats, etc. The EU reasons that Biden won't let the UK tear up the NI protocol. That would be classic EU behaviour.

37 weeks ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Neil O'Brien: Imperfec... · 0 replies · +1 points

That is an excellent analysis. The need to 'protect the NHS' by repeatedly locking down the country shows it to be deeply dysfunctional. The NHS is reasonably, if not lavishly funded, but it was incapable of dealing with a major pandemic, because of poor strategic planning and management to deal with probable threats. Thank you, Sir Simon. Your Five Year Plan has certainly delivered the required tractors.

37 weeks ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Oborne condemns Johnso... · 2 replies · +1 points

Oborne was a great journalist, who has now succumbed to moral absolutism, a problem also for some people who regularly comment here. Strangely, many of the very same people espouse relativism when it suits them to excuse those of whom they approve. The name for that fault is hypocrisy.

37 weeks ago @ http://www.conservativ... - O'Brien and his critic... · 0 replies · +1 points

I thought you were better than that. Why not read the article and drop the ad hominem reflex?

37 weeks ago @ http://www.conservativ... - O'Brien and his critic... · 2 replies · +1 points

https://thecritic.co.uk/seven-indictors-that-show...

The author was a colleague of mine and is a very careful and credible academic.

37 weeks ago @ http://www.conservativ... - O'Brien and his critic... · 5 replies · +1 points

There is clear and totally convincing evidence that this lockdown, like the two previous, postdated the downturn in infections. The lockdown may (or may not) have accelerated the decline in infections, but it certainly did not cause it. There is something else going on here.

37 weeks ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Stephen Booth: Now our... · 1 reply · +1 points

The UK did the right thing. To adhere to the sluggish EU mechanisms in a crisis, on the cusp of departure, would have been an absurdity.

37 weeks ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Stephen Booth: Now our... · 1 reply · +1 points

The Protocol cannot survive for long in its present form. The security situation is already being undermined. At issue for the UK government is ratification of the FTA by the EU, which is still ongoing and might be disturbed by events in NI. so keeping the lid on troublemakers in NI is probably Gove's priority right now.

37 weeks ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Stephen Booth: Now our... · 0 replies · +1 points

Territorial aggrandisement? Surely you are not suggesting that the EU seeks to extend its imperial power?

38 weeks ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Richard Holden: Here i... · 1 reply · +1 points

Very credible thinking. Starmer looks like a potential PM to anyone left of centre. The last time Labour had a leader like that was more than 10 years ago.