Let the leftover Blairites retro-absorb the LibDems: there’s your centre-Left. Most of the rest of usare quite happy to be governed by the centre-Right Super Party.
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Graeme Archer is a statistician, former winner of the Orwell Prize for political blogging, and most recently has been a speech-writer for a cabinet minister.Follow @
Graeme Archer: Murdered gays. Banned Jews. But stick to those anti-Trump protests, comrade – and avert your eyes.
Thank God for great European leaders, like Merkel, whose idiosyncratic approach to border control played such an understated role in last year’s Brexit vote.
Graeme Archer: A charter for bullies. Infecting criminal justice with identity politics is a terrible, terrible mistake
And the physicist who reported the Home Secretary for ‘hate crime’, for wanting more British apprenticeships? He’s a fat idiot, yes. But mostly he’s a bully.
France’s choice, then: economic (global) liberalism, versus (communitarian) promises of welfarism and border control. Remind you of anything?
Graeme Archer: Criminalise the RMT – and give season ticket holders a say in deciding railway franchises
The shop selling “Really British” products should flog London to Brighton season tickets: nothing gets more Really British than the grinding misery of that journey.
I can just about imagine why a gay Parisian might just decide to send an unequivocal message to the Left at the next election.
Where to begin? Let’s start here…
Call that white flight if you like. Call it “white avoidance” if you must. I prefer to call it civilised, bourgeois, suburban safety.
Anonymous claims will be gathered and treated as the truth. “Because it’s called ‘The Truth Project’, you see? It becomes true, because I say it’s true!”
I see you: the trade union boss who makes a hell of that daily commute. I know you: the apparatchik who’d sell her “principles” for a piece of dead ermine to wrap around her throat.
We don’t live in the frequency domain. I am 100 per cent gay, Scottish and Tory – and a near infinite number more such things – all at the same time.
The investigations into child abuse and the Iraq War both have the same failing.
We on the liberal Tory centre-Right must take apart the money-tree assumptions of the Left. But we must also turn on the voices of the populist Right.
Cecil the lion’s slaughter was immoral. But so was the slaughter of your dinner.
Tim Farron intends to target centre-Left voters – the very people who will never forgive his evasions on sin and sexuality,