FractiousFerret

FractiousFerret

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4 hours ago @ http://www.conservativ... - It almost works · 2 replies · +1 points

An idea for the DUP. The scenario, an independent Scotland-plus-Northern Ireland. After all, the original Scots who bore that name took over northern Caledonia at about the same time that the Angles, Jutes and Saxons were taking over England.

Then the official Gaelic would be the Ulster-Scottish version rather than the Munster variety that is official in the Republic of Ireland.

This would be nothing to do with the Catholic-Protestant divide. In the 11th century, the Ulster people did not like the rule of Brian Boru, a Munster man who took over the King Kingship of Ireland.

4 days ago @ http://www.conservativ... - WATCH: Kwarteng insist... · 0 replies · +1 points

Sounds like Stockholm syndrome.

1 week ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Andrew Green: Immigrat... · 0 replies · +1 points

Have you seen this? Call to action: stop the signing of the UN Global Compact for Migration: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IUMR6B8PbYI&f...

Now see this: The UK should not agree the UN's Global Compact for Migration - Petitions https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/232698

2 weeks ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Richard Aikens and Ann... · 0 replies · +1 points

WA-man speak with forked tongue — in a very real sense.

3 weeks ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Having seen off his cr... · 1 reply · +1 points

*** an 18th Century Milton Keynes ***

That's an interesting take on Bath. But would you say that the posh buildings are located

"with no real conception of the vital spaces between them"

which would bear out some of Scruton's analysis?

Alistair Cooke, a Cambridge man, described Oxford as "Detroit with colleges"!

4 weeks ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Iain Dale: The Prime M... · 0 replies · +1 points

Regarding the influence that, so it is said, a certain civil servant has over our Prime Minister:

I am reminded of a certain Central American spider: sometimes they are found at the centre of their web, with a grub clinging to their abdomen where a parasitic fly has laid its egg.

When the larva is full grown, it injects something into the spider which causes it to spin a protective cocoon around the grub, which then sucks the spider dry and pupates, to emerge as a fully-formed fly some time later.

4 weeks ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Amber Rudd & Andrew Pe... · 0 replies · +1 points

At a European level, a better solution all round might be to abolish the European Commission. But how many member states would agree to that?

6 weeks ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Tyler Thomas: The Cons... · 1 reply · +1 points

Here is a problem. Many people, myself included, distrust Facebook and Twitter, especially as regards security of accounts.

How then can we engage, or even send a private communication to authors such as Tyler Thomas?

7 weeks ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Interview: James Kirku... · 0 replies · +1 points

Someone wrote (but it appears to have been deleted):

". . . a depressing feature of this development that government prefers to deal on a range of issues with single subject interest groups in isolation regardless of the wider public interest and then announce findings and proposals for legislation that cannot really be effectively challenged."

That is the problem with listening only to activists.

7 weeks ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Interview: James Kirku... · 0 replies · +1 points

". . . a depressing feature of this development that government prefers to deal on a range of issues with single subject interest groups in isolation regardless of the wider public interest and then announce findings and proposals for legislation that cannot really be effectively challenged."

Spot on. Theresa May seems to listen only to activists.