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‘Move the Irish’ October 15, 2019

Posted by WorldbyStorm in Uncategorized.

Interested in Dominic Cummings? Read this profile from the New Statesman. One piece of note:

[Paul Marshall, who worked with Cummings at the DfE] concedes that no deal is not an end state, and would put Britain in a weaker negotiating position. But he thinks Cummings needs the credible threat of no deal to “move the Irish”. Without a majority, that threat is weak, and no new agreement is likely to be forged.

Amazing how parochial all this is, isn’t it? The ‘Irish’ are seen as the stumbling block to the ambitions of Cummings et al, rather than structural aspects of the broader dispensation. It’s curious because it is a massive over-emphasis of ‘political’ activity as distinct from process and structures. Then again, that mindset is far from unknown well beyond the Tory reactionary right.


1. Starkadder - October 15, 2019

Dreadful. Like the Tories are still stuck in some G. A. Henty -ish fantasy world where the Empire never fell.


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Joe - October 15, 2019

‘Move the Irish’? Where? To Hell or to Connaught?

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