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By Andy McDandy
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https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfr ... -christmas

She's not missing a thing.
There is little more ominous than a policy that politicians feel they must pursue far beyond reason, on the basis that going back on it would look bad, or disorganised, or weak. Furthermore, there is no character less suited to making big calls than a man who would prefer to stick his head in the sand than see it Photoshopped into a Scrooge hat on the front page of a newspaper. Unfortunately, that’s our prime minister. Part of me wonders whether attempting to save face is this government’s defining characteristic. (If only there was some other particularly extremist version of a policy they were following through on that could help me back up this theory.)
 
By The Red Arrow
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Do take the time to click on the 'Sir Richard Evans’s majestic review' link. Others here are more qualified to opine as to how badly Johnson's submission would have failed a history 'O' level, but fark me!
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By Andy McDandy
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https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfr ... r-mistakes

Marina on the latest lockdown.
Like a lot of comically weak men, Johnson is presumed to be an “alpha male” by other inadequates. Only two weekends ago, a prime ministerial aide panted to the Sunday Times: “This is Boris’s world now. The rest of us are just living in it.” Repurposing Dean Martin’s famous line about Frank Sinatra to describe the prime minister is certainly bold. We do, however, undoubtedly all have to live in Johnson’s defective psychology at the worst possible time for it.
 
By Andy McDandy
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https://amp.theguardian.com/commentisfr ... ssion=true

Like the anti-Littlejohn, Marina makes Tuesdays and Fridays bearable. Here she is on Toby Young, not being cancelled, and fish.
 
By Andy McDandy
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https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfr ... te-u-turns

So, what exactly is it about the young, politically motivated, socially conscious, smart, black, self-made millionaire that the Tories hate?
 
By Andy McDandy
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https://amp.theguardian.com/commentisfr ... ssion=true

Marina does statues and culture wars. She funny in nice way.
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By davidjay
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Andy McDandy wrote:
Fri Jan 22, 2021 5:34 pm
https://amp.theguardian.com/commentisfr ... ssion=true

Marina does statues and culture wars. She funny in nice way.
It's possible to be amusing without using stereotypes, but it takes a bit of intelligence.
 
By Zuriblue
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https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfr ... uk-borders

She lays into the wingnuts in the Covid Recovery Group with some enthusiasm.
Which brings us to the conclusion that the new awkward squad is largely the same as the old awkward squad. Many of the personnel from the Brextremist European Research Group (ERG) have simply migrated to the CRG, and the rest of us are once more dragged along for the ride. The UK’s decades-long subservience to this relatively small number of Conservative wingnuts recalls nothing so much as Kingsley Amis’s relationship to his own libido. “For 50 years,” he reflected, “it was like being chained to an idiot.”
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