Taking out the middle man is what the Protestant reformers promised to do, and Carswell is in his way a very Protestant figure.
Posts Tagged: Anti-politics
Alistair Burt: It’s time for Remainers to accept the referendum result – and I say that as a pro-European
The correct response to its aftermath and to Blair’s speech is not to refight old battles, but to build a positive relationship with the Union from the outside.
James Frayne: First, they encourage us to switch to diesel. And now they want to charge us for it. What planet are these politicians on?
You can’t encourage people to take what are described as virtuous acts, only to punish them later financially.
Some voters are angry, but anger doesn’t define most people most of the time.
Traditionally, a technocratic government would now steer the country through choppy waters. But this time that could lead to more instability.
The referendum was meant to be about constitutional reform. Instead, it’s become an anti-politics storm which could have wide-reaching consequences.
Indiscriminate attacks on Parliament, the judiciary, the civil service, the media and business are anti-meritocratic and nihilistic, which should trouble those on the Right.
The cranky Labour leader only got his chance because the Conservatives first beat Miliband and Balls.
Nic Conner: I’m a Brexiteer. I doubted May. I was wrong. It’s time to admit that our new Prime Minister is now one of us.
Her actions demonstrate that she truly understands the concerns of ordinary people and the reasons why they voted to leave the EU.
Many of the party’s new members seem to support him simply as a fashion statement.
Andrew Kennedy: The ultimate victims of the hate, mania, bile, and poison spewed out at politicians are ordinary voters. Here’s why.
We hear the cry that “better people” should enter politics. But is it any wonder that many of the people we need decide it is not worth the sacrifice?
An MP is murdered. Shocking, yes – but not at all surprising. The portents were there. This was coming.
Jo Cox’s death should be a wake-up call to treat our politicians better.
I don’t care if the Culture Secretary wears a blue silk kimono while eating his toast, and I really don’t want to know whom he’s dating.
The current price of protection against Tea Party politics is the risk of Potemkin parties.
An area almost the size of England is covered with safe seats. There are no compelling political reasons for a Conservative and Labour MP to understand each others’ voters.