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What an interesting piece of writing


David Davis

Here’s old friend Brian Micklethwait at Samizdata. I just wanted to share this bit with those of you who might otherwise have missed it.

All going up


David Davis

This from Iain Dale notes the sterling efforts of Brian Mickelthwait to codify a sort of bestiary of British libertarian bloggers. Others have noticed.

This is a Grunwick Moment. Anybody remember Grunwick?

Hmmm. No, I thought not. Sad.

The times are getting dark and interesting. The Endarkenment is even being hastened forward by representatives (nay, family members) of our own Head of State.

We all ought to know who we all are, for solace and for the necessity of drinking-companions within our reed-thatched huts and hovels, which is all that there will be, in time.

Soome of us will have Apple “notebooks” which will run for a century on a ounce of chicken-shit, and whose screens can be seen by the light of a candle, but not many I expect.

Old Brian on Damian Green, a good analysis.


David Davis

Brian Micklethwait at Samizdata cuts this to the bone for you. He thinks that, when the junta government starts to arrest opposition politicians for doing things that it itself has been doing for decades, its time is up.

I’m not so sanguine as him. I think it’s just got worse. But either way, we will live in “interesting times”. I’m not so sure that I’m brave enough, or unconnected-enough, to want to. I have wives and children etc.

See what you all think about Will Rhodes Portmanteau, on the same thing.

Men, women, chivalry and MarxoFeminazism


David Davis

I am busy today, as this is Lancashire. Thus, owing to recent-but-decreasing-global-warming, it’s temporarily warm (brill !!!) for a couple of hours and therefore we have to do something about the grapes on the vines, or they will rot and we and our feudal-estate-slaves will both starve and have no wine. There’ll also be no chutney, for our Indian-takeaways (this is Lancashire, takeaway Chicken Tikka Masala is our national food) if we don’t get in the fast-rotting tomatoes, and the onions which are beginning so smell a bit iffy, and get them grubbed and boiled into the po’…..

I have therefore to redirect you for a little time. Bear with me till tomorrow, when I will find some other fatuous thing that the enemies of civilisation have done to blameless humans like us and our slaves, and I will then take the piss out of it, for your convenience.

In the meantime, I commend to you all a discussion on Brian Micklethwait’s blog, about how the marxohorrible feminazis view Sarah Palin – and by inference, all other ordinary normal women too.

Can women also be Gramsco-marxianazis? I think so, if something terrible goes wrong in their lives. Discuss. (The problem is why any of them wanted to be this thing, unless they were ugly (or deranged in some findamental way, either through misfortune or through socialist parenting) and therefore functionally-unshaggable, and (then) stupid enough to think that this was someone else’s fault other than perhaps their parents’. Imagine how pretty all the world’s women would be, without exception, all the time, if there had been no feminism ever, for about three generations. Having attended a University in the 60s/70s when sex had just been invented and released as freeware, (some would have called it shareware) I as a young man came to the conclusion that either unsuitably-small and rubbery breasts and/or bad breath beget socialist attitudes in a highly-educated woman; or else they don’t develop properly if she has been wrongly socialised and does not brush her teeth at least once each day. Discuss.)

Samizdata quote of the day (yup, let’s all be horrid to Polly Toynbee, again, as is right!)


Great quote via Brian Micklethwait, on Samizdata:-

My dad was a newsagent, I went to state school, I’m Asian, I work in the city and I earn loads of money. I do it so my parents and future children can have something close to the only kind of life Toynbee has ever known. Me explain my position? How about she explains her right to speak for the poor?

Peter Hoskin singles out that comment by Raj Chande on an excerpt from Polly Toynbee and David Walker’s book entitled Unjust Rewards

AND HERE is a great aside by The Remittance Man, about socialism, Polly Toynbee, and camel trains….of all things! I wish I had either the ability, or the time, to compose essays, be they ever so short, like his.

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