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Unserious February 18, 2020

Posted by WorldbyStorm in Uncategorized.

I’m not quite believing myself, but… Julian Smith was far from the worst Secretary of State for Northern Ireland. And certainly far from the worst Tory Secretary of State for Northern Ireland. And the fact that he was sacked from the Cabinet tells its own story about how unserious this Tory government is in certain respects. Serious, of course, in regard to the outcomes of its policies and approaches, and its ideological and class position. But unserious in terms to governance.

And his successor? Anyone have any sense of what he is like? This doesn’t exactly fill one with enthusiasm…

Then again the reshuffle itself in a broader context spoke of a peculiar chaos (can’t say I’m sorry Theresa Villiers has left the building). And to lose a Chancellor… well… yeah.


1. CL - February 18, 2020

“In January 2016, the Labour Party unsuccessfully proposed an amendment in Parliament that would have required private landlords to make their homes “fit for human habitation”. According to Parliament’s register of interests, Lewis was one of 72 Conservative MPs who voted against the amendment who personally derived an income from renting out property. The Conservative Government had responded to the amendment that they believed homes should be fit for human habitation but did not want to pass the new law that would explicitly require it.”-wiki

If FFG return to government the new British proconsul in NI should have an immediate rapport with his fellow parasites in Dublin facilitating the operation of the GFA.


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