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The ‘gang of blue anarchists’

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 Bob Kemp 13 Sep 2020

The Observer’s Andrew Rawnsley on how we no longer have a recognisable Conservative Party:

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/sep/13/the-escalating-delinquency-of-boris-johnson-and-his-gang-of-blue-anarchists?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other

Margaret Thatcher will be spinning in her grave...

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In reply to Bob Kemp:

> The Observer’s Andrew Rawnsley on how we no longer have a recognisable Conservative Party:

> Margaret Thatcher will be spinning in her grave...

Zombie Thatcher.  Now that would eat out brains .

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 BnB 13 Sep 2020
In reply to Bob Kemp:

You and I don’t see eye to eye on many political issues but it’s hard not to agree with every word of this article.

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 Timmd 14 Sep 2020
In reply to BnB:

I think my Dad's partner who is a Conservative would agree as well.

She's slightly reticent about sharing her politics, but I'm slightly keen to know what she thinks.

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In reply to The Wild Scallion:

Didn't they put a stake through her heart when they buried her "to be on the safe side"? 

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 Bob Kemp 14 Sep 2020
 neilh 14 Sep 2020
In reply to Bob Kemp:

A more nuanced summary form the Economist on the historical roots of the current lot.

https://www.economist.com/britain/2020/09/12/the-modern-tory-partys-uncompromising-nature-has-deep-historical-roots

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 Agar Jelly 14:31 Mon
In reply to Bob Kemp:

It's as if they're being reprehensible on purpose. Politics is that ugly these days, I (and doubtless millions of others) have disconnected with it. Giving them carte blanche to behave as they please. It's comforting to think that there could be a snapping point but cast your eyes East to Russia, for example and it's clear these regimes can rumble on for generations.

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 Bob Kemp 16:15 Mon
In reply to neilh:

Was it nuanced? It looked more like an attempt at claiming the current idiocy is in the conservative tradition. 

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 Cobra_Head 16:25 Mon
In reply to Bob Kemp:

> Margaret Thatcher will be spinning in her grave...

She deserves to be.

You're right about this lot though too.

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 Trevers 17:28 Mon
In reply to Agar Jelly:

> It's as if they're being reprehensible on purpose. Politics is that ugly these days, I (and doubtless millions of others) have disconnected with it. Giving them carte blanche to behave as they please. It's comforting to think that there could be a snapping point but cast your eyes East to Russia, for example and it's clear these regimes can rumble on for generations.

I'm certain they're being deliberately appalling. It helps the culture war perpetuate itself. So long as their supporters can foam at the mouth and shout about lefties and traitors, they won't notice how the government is preparing to shaft them.

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In reply to Trevers:

It will get really ugly when the 'red wall' realise they have been shafted. Cummings and his puppet will try to blame Covid and the EU but I have no doubt that history will be damning in the condemnation of Johnson. I have every admiration for the Eton master's assessment of Johnson's character all those years ago.... ie. he doesn't believe rules apply to him etc!

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In reply to earlsdonwhu:

...also check out what Max Hastings thinks of Boris.

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