Brit election

    a pox on all their houses:

    (the parent tweet has the poll info.)


    Wow, didn't realize it was Andrew Sullivan til hit the angry comments. Great column.

    "It’s as if people just wanted to be heard on the subject and broadly shift away from mass immigration but actually didn’t care that much." - indeed.

    Andrew knows a true drama queen when he sees one:

    Audience in Melbourne are completely surprised by this incredible performance when Boris Johnson breaks into Homeric Greek.

    Top British diplomat Alexandra Hall Hall quits with searing Brexit critique

    Exclusive by Eliza Mackintosh @ Updated 0137 GMT (0937 HKT) December 7, 2019

    A senior British diplomat in the US has quit with a blast at the UK government over Brexit, saying she could no longer "peddle half-truths" on behalf of political leaders she did not "trust."

    In a searing resignation letter delivered just over a week before the UK general election, Alexandra Hall Hall, the lead envoy for Brexit in the British Embassy in Washington, said that she had become increasingly dismayed by the demands placed on the British civil service to deliver messages on Brexit which were not "fully honest."

    The reluctance of Britain's leaders to play straight with the public on Brexit, Hall Hall said, had undermined the credibility of UK diplomats abroad. Her position had become "unbearable personally" and "untenable professionally," she wrote in the letter, which has been obtained by CNN [....]

    Financial Times editorial last week:

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