“Jeremy is not an antisemite”
One of yesterday’s defence lines against Panorama from the LOTO outriders was that “Jeremy is not an antisemite”. You saw, for instance, Liam Young, labour staffer, putative London Assembly candidate and sometime print commentator start a lengthy twitter thread with this declaration.
A brief history of low-level violence
I saw it out of the corner of my eye. Just an object. I was sitting at the table in the sixth form common room, playing cards with my friends in the gap between lessons. I’d made some disparaging remark about the radio being tuned to some godawful local commercial station and then from…
The Mail Train
I saw a curious argument advanced in the wild yesterday.
The discussion was on the hoo-hah around Virgin Trains no longer stocking copies of The Daily Mail on board, a marginal commercial decision (I believe Virgin were selling around 70 copies a day) that Mr Branson had turned into a…
One would have to be blind to not notice the sudden, and recent, uptick in stories and comments about Jeremy Corbyn and his relationship with the Iranian regime. Conservative commentators, politicians, writers and bloggers have – out of nowhere - rediscovered this avenue of attack.
On soft conspiracism
My mother was spitting tacks as I popped my head around the door of the living room. Urgently, she thrust before me a piece of paper. A petition.
The council had, after a consultation, decided to close one of the three primary schools in the town and amalgamate the remainder into…