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He Speaks of Brexit as a Raging Fever

This was written on the morning of the EU elections, in which the Tories had been keen not to take part. The Guardian had described the day before as a “torrid day” for Theresa May and her resignation was now expected at any moment. Not a good day for… Continue reading He Speaks of Brexit as a Raging Fever

The Parrot Shakes the Bars

Instead of “shakes the bars” the author might just as well have written “wracks his brains” – a more conventional image, though equally physical a description. But since the parrot lives in a cage, it seemed fitting that he should do some violence to that, instead of to himself. … Continue reading The Parrot Shakes the Bars

The Parrot on the Quality of Clay

The key-word here seemed to be “constructions.” We construct so much – thoughts, arguments, theories and views, no less than buildings, machines, policies, laws and stories…

Yet do we pause and check very carefully the materials used for those constructions ? Are they sound ? Are the foundations on which… Continue reading The Parrot on the Quality of Clay

The Parrot is Very Clear

Our Sorry Brexit Twain

The night before these two stanzas were written, it was reported that the Cabinet had told Theresa May that in the next few months, she would have to go, so that another Tory leader could be chosen, presumably to deny and face down reality even more doggedly than she had… Continue reading Our Sorry Brexit Twain

An English Word of Apology to Europe

Yesterday, Mr Donald Tusk, President of the European Council, said in a speech :“The facts are unmistakable. Today, there is no political force and no effective leadership for Remain. I say this without satisfaction, but you can’t argue with the facts.”

And : “I have been wondering what that special place… Continue reading An English Word of Apology to Europe

The Dreadful Achievement of Cameron and May

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