A wrecking ball and a dearth of ideas

“The root cause of our national discontent is simple. We had a referendum, but the losing side refuses to honour it. We are therefore stuck in a political groundhog day; forced to replay the same exhausting, exhausted arguments over and over again. Two years on – tempers are fraying.”

  • Tim Dawson (@Tim_R_Dawson) – Twitter.

 

“In Britain, the Marxist hatred of profit subsists happily with a Jane Austen-like coyness about where one’s money actually comes from. In Jane Austen, Trade is ungentlemanly; in Marx, it is wicked; in British literary circles, it is both. Given the nature of the output of British literary circles, this wouldn’t matter very much, except for the fact that the attitude has filtered down into the rest of the intelligentsia, and is nearly universal in the public service.”

  • Theodore Dalrymple.
A wrecking ball and a dearth of ideas