Plus: Damian Collins and his useless Select Committee shot themselves in the foot this week. Let grandstanding committee chairmen be warned.
Posts Tagged: Arron Banks
If overcome by the belief that Putin bought the referendum, our advice is to lie down in a dark room until the feeling goes away.
WATCH: Collins – “We have a right to know the extent of Arron Banks’ relationship with the Russian embassy”
The Chairman of the Digital, Culture, Media, and Sport Select Committee is looking forward to questioning him this week.
We advised scepticism about the Brexit conspiracy theories – and now The Observer is ‘clarifying’ its allegations
Wishful thinking is a risky thing to indulge – it can lead people not to ask sufficiently tough questions to test the things that they are told.
To Diehard Remainers. You lost. Get over it. Drop the conspiracy theories – and stop assuming Leave voters are thick.
Lavish campaign spending does not guarantee electoral success. If it did, Brexit wouldn’t be happening. And Theresa May would now have a majority.
There must be a middle-ground between taking data-driven campaigning for granted and wild alarmism about its dangers
Given that most people don’t really understand what it is or how it works, it’s a field ripe for under- or over-reaction. Or, indeed, both at the same time.
A small proportion of those who voted Remain are simply unable to move on from the referendum result – and taking refuge in conspiracy theory.
And here’s the thing: Banks knew it. Farage knew it. But they didn’t care. Their primary objective was to be seen to lead the campaign, not to win it.
If this odd couple succeed, the millionaire gets to claim he made Brexit happen and the paper gets to imply that Brexit is illegitimate.
If he wants to rejoin the Conservatives, he should be readmitted. But that’s not to say that he should be the candidate in Clacton in 2020.
Plus: Dealing with news of terror attacks as a radio host. Was it really necessary to send Steve Uncles to prison. And: Jacqui Smith and Sky – its goodbye from me and its goodbye from her.
The multi-millionaire has been suspended from the party after criticising Nuttall’s leadership.
Nadhim Zahawi: It isn’t UKIP that stands to gain from the collapse of Labour. It’s the Conservatives.
The “People’s Army” is an unpopular party and an unattractive brand. They always have been, and Brexit has changed nothing.
Daggers are drawn yet again, as Arron Banks seeks to take the party over after the Stoke result undermined its leader.
His critics have fallen for the Fact-Checking Fallacy: the illusion that in politics or journalism, accurate facts are all that matter.