Getting out in front of it

Theresa May has done everything exactly correctly, 100% by the book.  Surveying the catastrophe of...
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Who Governs? June 2017 Edition

A quick synopsis of the UK General Election, prepared by 'hateful tory scum'.  Your mileage may vary.   [bctt tweet="This six minute audio summarises the UK general election in a way even Donald Trump would understand. http://nabidana.com/?p=2395"...
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The DUP

When the music's over, turn out the lights, Jim Morrison intones, as Kensington (fucking Kensington) goes red on the election map.  This...
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Hating politicians

Looking at Facebook and other social media, there has been a sprouting in recent years of angry, stupid websites dedicated to the breathless criticism of everything politicians and 'the political class' do.  Somewhere, in basements and bedsits around the UK, ignorant...
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Who Governs? May 2017.

The Who Governs Podcast, in all its glory. 22 elections covered in a way too tedious for the Economist and too detailed for the White House.

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Day 8 – the Ocho.

Some people are travelling the country throughout this general election with their party leaders and senior politicians, trying to win the fucking thing.  I will give a firmly (disgracefully) biased interpretation of all the General Election stories cutting through...
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Day 7

Wednesday 25th April Morning Briefing Some people are travelling the country throughout this general election with their party leaders and senior politicians, trying to win the fucking thing.  Project KKI will give a firmly (disgracefully) biased interpretation of all...
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Questions about the UK General Election

There's something about a general election, particularly one called by a strident Prime Minister.  This election, which I hope will be decisively won by the Conservative Party, has made conservatives and democrats ask themselves difficult and important questions which...
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The statement Enda Kenny should have given

When a political crisis occurs, it's vitally important for the principals to take a clear decision on whether they need to address the issue or see where it's running - so it seems.  There is a third option - the proactive getting-out-ahead model which calms fears,...
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An application to become national security advisor

Dear President Trump, Thank you for the opportunity to apply for the position of National Security Advisor - an important role at a vitally important time in American and world history. My National Security credentials are pretty thin - and I'm not a US citizen.  But...
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State of the UK Parties
Party Seats
Conservative 329
Labour 229
Scottish National Party 54
Liberal Democrat 9
Democratic Unionist Party 8
Independent 4
Sinn Fein 4
Plaid Cymru 3
Social Democratic & Labour Party 3
Ulster Unionist Party 2
Green Party 1
Speaker 1
UK Independence Party 1
Vacant 2
Total number of seats 650
Working Government Majority 16
  • Conservatives 50.61%
  • Corbyn Communists 35.2%
  • Haggis Fanciers 8.3%
  • Liberal Democrats 1.3%
  • N’er-do-wells (assorted) 4.5%