Why not define your race – it has much less genetic basis than gender, after all? Or your IQ, your disability status, your nationality?
He doesn’t think homosexuality is normal, and so the canary, down in the LibDem coal-mine, starts singing its querulous warning. It’s a canary he’s trying to strangle.
The uncomfortable question is this: has the push for expansion altered the nature of these institutions? If not, why do they tolerate jaw-dropping illiberality?
A third-rate leader like her – who can’t even run her schools properly – wants to make me a foreigner to my other half, and turn my home into “abroad”.
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.
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.
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?
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.