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Last Night’s TV Debate – the winner? Boris

June 17, 2019

Boris was told not to join the meeting. That way he could not make a cock-up.  He need not have bothered. The five were dull and only Hunt looked like a PM and that, as Boris’s people will tell us, is all that matters. But there was one new aspect: A Monk in Waiting.

Rory Stewart, is way behind and showed himself as lacking the bite needed in Number Ten. He chews things over instead of biting the most obvious bit off any argument.  PM’s when good are biters.  But take heart, Stewart may not be a leader but he could be the new Sir Keith Joseph – known in the 70s as the The Monk of the Tory gov. Moral keeper of the Party. Stewart is far the best to take up Joseph’s role as keeper of the Tory conscience. 

And the others? Low bred Tory ore for the highest office. In the end, we follow the numbers and to prove his people right, Boris lost nothing last night. None of them had anything to say. 

  • Gove was embarrassingly gushing and assumed an audience of fools.
  • Hunt fouled his pitch by selling himself as a former entrepreneur and multi millionaire – the second most detested type in Britain today.
  • Raab and Javid? Who?
  • Stewart, a fine housemaster in a good school.
  • So it’s Boris (about whom the First Minister of Scotland was right). All a bit sad.

Why are we so badly governed?

October 21, 2018

22 October 2018


Every sensible and sound financial, economic and forensically political global organisations in the world discusses with enormous caution the plus side of the UK leaving Europe. That’s almost every one and every organisation we have considered Okay during the past 50 years. That’s about every one we should be listening to telling the UK not to leave Europe.

But we are going to leave. Each British politician who says stay is seen by the majority, maybe a slight majority of the public as well as a fool.  O let’s just get on with it it.

This weekend I spoke to a member of the Bank of England who said the evidence of the bank is horrifying to read. He said even the arch Brexiteer Jacob Rees-Mogg believes there will no benefit for half a century.


And yet, our Prime Minister (suffering too much judgement failure because her Diabetes?) plus the majority of Cabinet and God help us if we have to fathom the leadership of the Opposition, have all failed to argue any case with any intellectual persuasion and have simply assumed the biggest decision since 1939 for the British can be pursued with little no depth.

Why are we so badly led? Why is the political set at Westminster so dismal in its own debate and almost corrupt in its public reasoning? Why does the country have so little confidence in the way it is led?


I ask this as a Brexiteer of sorts who has been convinced by people in other European institutions, plus the World Bank, that there is no sound argument for going. But the frightening aspect is that we are badly led, by people of no political nor intellectual depth.  Please someone tell me why.