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By Malcolm Armsteen
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Marina Hyde is a star in my eyes, and her hatred of Johnson and his government matches my own. This column is a peach:

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfr ... nt-mission
Initially it was to be hoped there would be only one wave of Farage before a cure was discovered, but scientists have long accepted that we will simply learn to have to live with him, albeit in slightly diminished form with each outing, until he has finally infected so many layers of our culture that he is effectively spent. Think of it as a turd immunity strategy.
Needless to say, Boris Johnson’s government is yet another administration so terrified of being outflanked on the right by Farage that they tack towards him. Furthermore, this is Johnson’s government’s favourite kind of crisis, which is to say it is not one. It involves relatively very small numbers of people, drives vastly bigger numbers of its base mad – but in a helpful way – and is a useful distraction from any number of real crises that it is failing to deal with. Things like the spectacularly hopeless U-turning on test and trace, or not having a post-transition Brexit deal, or treating a generation of children as an afterthought to the pub trade. These and many other ongoing horror stories are hugely more significant. Exactly how far down the government’s list of priorities events in the Channel should currently be is a matter of opinion, but it certainly wouldn’t be breaking the top 10 any time soon.
If you haven't already, please read.
 
By youngian
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If the Tories lose five points to whatever Farage is calling his outfit these days and Labour pulls ahead, is that a good or a bad thing?

Its more poison entering the national discourse we can do without but these are voters that aren’t up for grabs for Labour anyway. So why not enjoy the Tories panic and they might start losing their more moderate vote while trawling in Farage’s sewer.

:lol:
Patel has “issued an ultimatum to France”, giving our nearest neighbours the best opportunity to participate in a diversionary conflict since the Franco-Prussian war. A war footing would certainly suit our own Otto von Jizzmark, Dominic Cummings
 
By The Red Arrow
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Nigel Farage's 'crisis' in the Channel is a second wave of nonsense
Marina Hyde

Britain’s most unflushable war buff has taken to the beaches on a one-man mission to drag No 10 further to the right

So here we are in 2020, with Farage repeatedly talking about “invasions” and “beach landings” – another reminder of the essential truth about him. Namely, that had he lived at the time of his precious war, he would have been so terrified by the scale of its daily realities and so incapable of keeping calm about any of it, that he would have had to be interned for spreading panic
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfr ... nt-mission
 
By MisterMuncher
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He strikes me as a guy who'd have an extremely tenuous reserved occupation, whilst dishing out white feathers to others. Of course, he would fight if he could, but those theatre reviews won't write themselves.
 
By Kreuzberger
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MisterMuncher wrote:
Thu Aug 13, 2020 6:42 pm
He strikes me as a guy who'd have an extremely tenuous reserved occupation, whilst dishing out white feathers to others. Of course, he would fight if he could, but those theatre reviews won't write themselves.
A reference to Dacre senior, no less!
#620481
Marina considers Gavin Williamson's career performance:

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfr ... curriculum
When Gavin Williamson was sacked as Theresa May’s defence secretary for leaking information from the National Security Council, he swore his innocence “on his children’s lives”. This seems to have been the gateway drug to the lives of other people’s children, with an entire A-level generation the latest batch of youngsters to experience the Williamson effect.
 
By The Red Arrow
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O.k, but not her best. Good last paragraph, though.

Yurt alert: how the holiday PM dodged the great British exams meltdown
Marina Hyde

You’ll have heard that Boris Johnson is on vacation. The most nuanced rejoinder is: lol a vacation from what?

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfr ... are_btn_tw
 
By The Red Arrow
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Straying into Littlejohn hilariously re-imagines territory. Worth sticking with it for the Ferrari joke.


Farage, Ferrari and a Bafta Rising Bile award: Welcome to Fox News UK!
Marina Hyde

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https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfr ... twing-beeb

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