Author: James Higham

Rebranding the left, first up against the wall, Crimea quick facts

1. Rebranding the left:

As I look around now, however, I see something quite different. The lefties I knew in college are now part of the Establishment and generally speaking are retired limousine liberals. And they now call themselves progressives, of course, because it sounds more educated and sends a better message, implying as it does that troglodytic conservatives are anti-progress. But they also have done a flip on the issue of war and peace.

2. Y-e-e-e-s-s-s. A word from the past, still just as true:… More here ...

Last word on the UKIP debacle

Promise – last one on the topic.

UKIP must go back immediately to its 2015 manifesto:

believe in britain

Below is a selection of comments from Nourishing Obscurity and OoL in ‘Home’, also from the Mail, Breitbart, Guido, Spectator and the Express in ‘Away’:


# In a political shift as seismic as its replacing the Liberals back in the day, Labour is dying and the role of alternative party of government is up for grabs. The lesson of Stoke is that to grab it, a party needs to focus on candidate recruitment, selection and development.… More here ...

Strangers on a train – a tweeted tale of Doris

All the poor sods out there in those elements yesterday and here was I, safely tucked away at home.

I did actually have to go into town but looking out of the window, saw some debris flying past it and thought … hmmmm.

I mean, while storm damage for us is usually wheelie bins toppling over, you don’t necessarily want to meet one of those in the face in the middle of the street.

So, thought I’d go online and check Twitter, see how others were dealing with Doris:

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Films to avoid [Oscars]

oscars 2017

It’s one thing yours truly not liking anything coming out in film and music land today but quite another when someone right into it all disses sacred cows.

An Academy voter makes her case for ‘Hell or High Water’ (“It will be remembered as a true American classic”), says Emma Stone wasn’t “as wonderful as people are saying,” and explains why Viola Davis is in the wrong category (“That really irks me”).

If Streep gets anything at all, the voters should be strangled at birth.

February 26, 2017, 5:30 PM PST [post sexual tension]… More here ...