Don't Mean to Gloat* But You Read it Here First

Nearly four and half years ago, when Tony Blair was still the Prime Minister and a mere two days after David Cameron became Tory leader, Guido posted this:

While Guido may have been a little out with his forecast of what the futuristic Sky News graphics would look like, the rest of it unfolded just as was predicted here first.  Not only that, months ago Guido along with the likes of Alex Massie at the Speccie and Mark Littlewood, (the Guido supported winning candidate for the top-wonk job at the Institute of Economic Affairs)  began to talk of the “Change Coalition” that came as such a shock to everyone else. The 1930s “Liberals and Conservatives Unite for Freedom” poster became a near daily occurrence on the blog, (it was even Guido’s Twitter background during the election campaign). Guido even kindly mapped out scenarios not so different to what actually unfolded:

These were greeted with reactions varying from horror to laughter. Who’s laughing now eh?

*Alright, am intentionally gloating.

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Trevor Kavanagh’s analysis of the Brexit process…

“Thanks to Mrs May and her useless Chancellor Phil Hammond, this will not come without pain. But we escape with imagination and true British grit or we will be boiled alive.

It means on this centenary Remembrance of our struggle against tyranny, we risk ceding non-military victory in Europe to the undemocratic forces of an unaccountable totalitarian regime.”


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