Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Quote of the Day

Tim Harford in the FT:

“As human freedoms go, the freedom to take your custom elsewhere is not a grand or noble one – but neither is it one that we should abandon without a fight.”

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Quote of the Day

Hugo Rifkind in the Times:

“Something is different now. Antisemitism has always spiked when Israel deploys the Israeli Defence Force, but this time the ire is not confined to Israelis. Instead, far more than before, protesters are using, and twisting, the word “Zionists”. Many, even most, probably don’t mean any harm by it. Perhaps they see it as a narrowing term, a way to specifically not attack all Jews or even all Israelis, but merely those who wish to ethnically cleanse Palestine of Palestinians and put Jews there instead. The trouble is, “Zionism” doesn’t mean that. It’s a broad term and it refers to the simple fact of there being a Jewish homeland at all. Believe in a two-state solution? You’re a Zionist. Strive for a bi-national state? Also a Zionist. The United Nations is Zionist. Technically, even the Palestinian Authority is Zionist; that’s what the damn word means.”

Monday, August 11, 2014

Quote of the Day

Mick Twister on Warsi:

Conservative Baroness Warsi

Is getting increasingly arsy

For now she’s resigned,

The Tories, we find,

Are white, male and too upper-classy.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Quote of the Day

Boris on Jo Johnson’s closeness to No.10:

“A little piece of me dies but otherwise I rejoice in his success.”

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Quote of the Day

Knifed former civil service chief Bob Kerslake on his recent troubles:

“Many thks for kind wishes following back opn. Incision measured 16cm. A pretty big knife in the back! Photos on request.”

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Quote of the Day

New Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond has big ambitions in his first meeting with Benjamin Netanyahu today:

“I came to bring this conflict to an end.”

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Quote of the Day

Ex-Gove SpAd Dominic Cummings:

“It took David Cameron 4 years to surrender and in that time we got away with subverting every Whitehall and No.10 process.”

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Quote of the Day

Michael Gove reflects:

“It’s naturally a wrench to be moved from a job I love… Demotion, emotion, locomotion, whatever I’m engaged in today, I’m pushing forward the government’s agenda.”

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Quote of the Day

Steve Coogan has a short memory:

“I find people who are in the public eye for something else who suddenly start voicing opinions about everything else quite irritating.”

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Quote of the Day

Margaret Hodge offers what could be the beginnings of a confession at today’s Tax Transparency Debate in the House of Commons:

“I don’t understand tax. Hiding behind my lack of understanding is not good enough.”


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Why I Won’t Join UKIP | Dan Hannan
Who Will Stand Up for the Christians? | Ron Lauder
Labour Swing Extends Deep into Tory Seats | Lord Ashcroft
5 Tips for Tory Moles | LabourList
Time for a Labour Speaker | ConservativeHome
Austin Mitchell Shows Why People Hate Politicians | LabourList
Commons Should Reject Aussie Rules | Telegraph
Galloway Interviewed By Police | Standard


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Labour MP Austin Mitchell discusses female MPs on Newsnight:

“Are they more leadable? I don’t know, I think they probably are.”



Owen Jones says:

We also need Zil lanes.


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