Just a couple of pointers today, if you haven't already clocked them. Nigel Jones in the Telegraph comes up with a crisply accurate pen portrait of Tim Farron;
Then there is Tim: naïve, earnest, well meaning, Christian, his little boy's face permanently etched with worry about climate change, gender equality in public toilets, the prospects for his once great party, and above all his fears for a future outside the clammy embrace of the EU's tentacles.
And a warning to Blair, Major and the saboteur has-beens from Katie Hopkins in the Mail;
And you know what? We have done with being angry. That feeling of wanting to piss in the water cooler and protest in the foyer has evolved. Something darker is now lurking in our hearts. It’s not despondency. Despondency is safe — it’s giving up, it’s sitting unresponsive in the corner, an old person in a home. This is far more sinister. This is a pressure cooker whose lid is being screwed tighter while the temperature rises. This is an angry animal, forced into a cage and tormented, determined to find itself free….
They say people with nothing to lose are the most dangerous of all. I think the Establishment both here and in the United States may be about to learn the biggest threat to peace and order in their respective countries, will be entirely of their own making.
And she's right. If the establishment foolishly imagines we'll all just stand by and watch the subversion of democracy by trickery, legal games and weasel words then I beg the establishment to consider that it is most grievously mistaken.
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