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JRM

I am really baffled by all the Jacob Rees Mogg stuff. In the 2017 election you had to get to the age of around 50 before you had more chance of voting for the Tories than Labour. There seem to

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Borders

The BBC News article on an Irish/UK border today is interesting for its comment section. There are quite a few people saying that neither Ireland nor Northern Ireland wants a hard border so there won’t be one, it’s just the

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Creativity

Buzzfeed published some EU polling data today which has gained a bit of attention. The data itself is completely uninteresting. It asks for opinions on a set of related questions then gives answers as if they are independent. This means

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Reflections

There is some political reflection filtering out from CCHQ at the moment about what caused them to perform so poorly in the general election. Something the Conservatives aren’t really getting is that the reason Corbyn’s support surged is that people

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Stats

Some notable stats from YouGov today: 61% of leave voters think that significant damage to the economy is a price worth paying for brexit as long as it doesn’t affect them much. 39% of leave voters think that themselves of

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Honesty

If you read much internet discussion on brexit you will either be a staunch brexiter, or you will know that many brexiters should be held in violation of the geneva convention for their torture of logic. Rewriting history has become

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The nasty party is back

The summary of the election seems to be that, defying all expectations of pollsters, the youth actually voted. The difference this election is that the youth had a very positive politician representing them who actually connected with them. Corbyn’s optimism

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