Cottonmalone

Cottonmalone

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2 years ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Daniel Hannan: Overstr... · 2 replies · +1 points

Surely Darren Grimes can count of help from a decent lawyer, or has the Home Secretary ruled that this is unacceptable as lawyers are now lefty do-gooders?

2 years ago @ http://www.conservativ... - James Frayne: Coastal ... · 1 reply · +1 points

How does the free ports policy fit into this? Will free ports benefit the big population centres only or is there benefit there for small towns as well?

2 years ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Rehman Chishti and Kno... · 0 replies · +1 points

There is a surprising omission from the description of international engagement on FoRB. The EU has had a Special Envoy for the Freedoms and Religious Belief since 2016 and the Article 17 dialogue promotes this freedom. In the European Parliament, there is an (all-party) Intergroup www.religiousfreedom.eu which produces annual reports, and has highlighted the plight of atheists in the Muslim world as well as Christians and other persecuted believers. It is a shame that Rehman Chianti felt he had no choice but to resign over the Internal Market Bill, and hopefully the PM will appoint someone who is as effective a champion of FoRB as Rehman was.

2 years ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Iain Dale: If Milling ... · 0 replies · +1 points

I remember reading a book twenty years ago on antisemitism in Europe. The chapter of Poland was headed ‘Jew hatred without Jews’, and highlighted how even though there were fewer than 300 Jews in Poland compared to the 3.5 million in 1939, antisemitism and virulent anti-Jewish sentiment was stronger than ever. A similar phenomenon is observable in the Daily Express and among various commenters here. It’s almost as if they can’t come to terms with having won in 2016 and are scared of facing the consequences of achieving what they set out to do

2 years ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Iain Dale: If Milling ... · 0 replies · +1 points

Agree - he would be a real asset to the party in a more visible role

2 years ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Iain Dale: If Milling ... · 2 replies · +1 points

Good luck with Keith. For too many in this country, and for large sections of our press, hatred of the EU is a core part of their world view, and seeing the EU as the source of all our problems will provide a ready alibi for all of our failings, defeats and disappointments for years to come. It is irrational, as it’s proponents veer between regarding the EU as irredeemably failed (shackled to a corpse) and seeing it as an overbearing behemoth, bulky and being generally beastly to plucky old Blighty.

2 years ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Iain Dale: If Milling ... · 2 replies · +1 points

Proposing a candidate to uphold the international rules based order while at the same time proclaiming your own insouciance at arrogating to yourself the right to break international law, albeit in a limited and very specific way, is not a strategy likely to be crowned by success

2 years ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Iain Dale: If Milling ... · 8 replies · +1 points

James Cleverley would be an excellent party chairman for the role Dale describes. He is a good media performer, can be combative when necessary and deploys humour well

2 years ago @ http://www.conservativ... - WATCH: Fox on his with... · 0 replies · +1 points

No. The Hungarians said they would support him, but then they changed their mind

2 years ago @ http://www.conservativ... - WATCH: Fox on his with... · 0 replies · +1 points

Your hypothesis would be more convincing if the Ethiopian was on the last two, but the last two are from Nigeria and South Korea