Author: Borthlas

Building the lie

Tweet There is a key similarity between Trump and May – they are both inveterate liars.  Towards the end of this piece by Ian Dunt on politics.co.uk, he brutally and surgically lists a series of lies which she has spun on Brexit...

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‘Knowing’ what we think

Tweet Conservative Minister, Rory Stewart, was rightly ridiculed last week for inventing a wholly bogus claim that “80 per cent of the Brexit public support this deal”.  But he isn’t the only one who makes it up as he goes...

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Returning to default mode

Tweet One of the characteristics of Labour’s leadership contest in Wales is that, in an attempt to differentiate between themselves, the candidates have all been busy coming up with proposed new policies.  It’s a bit...

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How to lose friends

Tweet Not for the first time, I found myself wondering yesterday whether the Prime Minister’s problem is the poor judgement of her advisors, or whether she simply ignores what they say.  Her comments about people from other EU...

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The meaning of words

Tweet “When I use a word,” Humpty Dumpty said, in rather a scornful tone, “it means just what I choose it to mean—neither more nor less.”  That seems to make Lewis Carroll’s Humpty Dumpty something of a role model for the...

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