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The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.

H.L. Mencken

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Trump Boycott

I'm not going to write about that bastard today (unless something truly amazing happens).

Instead, I'd like to take a moment to talk about Theresa May.  British politics don't follow the same grooves and channels that ours do, so trying to fit May into our politics is hard.  The only thing I can find out about her is that she was simultaneously good and terrible on civil rights as Home Secretary, and simultaneously against Brexit AND immigration.  She strikes me as being a skilled political nut-cutter, without the verbal flamboyance of David Cameron.

Conservatives seem to have rallied around her in precisely the way Labour has not rallied around Corbyn.

If the Lib Dems weren't the Lib Dems, they could really make hay right now....

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