One Day Someone Will Actually Please Polly Toynbee

We must be careful here for the meaning is not quite someone will one day pleasure Polly Toynbee. She has children so we must assume that happened at some point. Rather, someone will manage to take a political action – one not previously insisted upon by Polly that is – which will please her, provide her with pleasure.

That day isn’t today, obviously:

Stop all those clocks in Downing Street, counting down to the Halloween Brexit.

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The Brexit Solution – Abolish The Town And Country Planning Act 1947

John Harris tells us that the cause of Brexit, the reason for the proles’ unhappiness at the ruling class, is the lack of housing. The answer to Brexit is, therefore, to blow up the Town and Country Planning Act 1947 and successors.

This isn’t, quite obviouly, what Harris means but it is the solution to the problem he identifies.

The housing crisis is at the heart of our national nervous breakdown
John Harris

If we built the houses we needed, the anxieties and fears that motivated the Brexit vote would at last recede

Harris is writing in The Guardian so of course he doesn’t understand how markets work:

If you hear the phrase “new housing”, what comes to mind?

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The EU Are Much Too Modest About Their Products

Clear product labelling is so important – consumers need information in order to be able to make rational decisions about the products they buy and consume.

The origins of products is particularly important, and as a proud European I feel that the Soviet European Union has for too long been overlooked in the vital role it plays in bringing to our supermarket shelves some of the best products in the world. Commonly, wine labels will say “Produce of France” or Produce of Spain” with no mention of the Soviet European Union at all – this is scandalously nationalist.…

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Labour’s Idiot Call For No No Deal Agreement Before Election

There are some people who really don’t quite get the point of this democracy and elections stuff.

Today’s Labour Party for example.

Here’s Diane Abbott again, this time speaking to the BBC’s Today programme. She said that Labour “was definitely up for an election”, but that they would need “an explicit commitment” to rule out a no-deal Brexit – which could include legislation in parliament – if it were to back an election.

Well, OK, it’s Diane Abbott but still.…

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Operation Yellowhammer – Brexit Will Cause Traffic Jams!

The Times has seen the Operation Yellowhammer document. That’s the series of the worst things that can – will – happen if the UK leaves the EU without a deal on October 31. Guess what will happen?

Traffic jams.

Yes, very serious, we all agree, we’d better call it off.

France will impose EU mandatory controls on UK goods on Day 1 of No Deal and has built infrastructure and IT systems to manage and process customs declarations and to support a risk-based control regime.

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Gina Miller Is Now Arguing That Having – And Winning – An Election Is Undemocratic

Gina Miller now tells us that Boris isn’t going to prorogue Parliament in order to sneak Brexit through. He’s going to dissolve Parliament by making sure an election happens. And this is profoundly undemocratic apparently. You know, to have an election?

Unsaid in the letter, but streaming through it like shafts of light through a broken roof, Johnson’s plan of action – doubtless guided by the arch-Brexiter svengali Dominic Cummings – is clearly to call an election and dissolve parliament as soon as the beginning of next month, with polling at some point after the existing Brexit day of 31 October.

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For Polly Toynbee- But The Destruction Of UK Farming Is Exactly How Brexit Was Sold

Polly Toynbee tells us that a Brexit to full on free trade would be the death of the current system of British farming. She’s entirely right, it would be. She also tells us that this wasn’t how Brexit was sold – which is her error. For this is exactly how it was sold. I do in fact know this, I was one of the people doing the selling. And I’ve been shouting for well over a decade now that a major benefit of Brexit would be that we could repeal our modern day Corn Laws and all enjoy substantially cheaper food.…

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The Guardian Pumps Up Project Fear Over Brexit And Food Supplies

The Guardian has rather a nice set of graphics about food supplies and the connection between the EU and us here in the UK. They’re also pumping up the Project Fear nonsense:

With Boris Johnson claiming he will take Britain out of the EU by 31 October “do or die”, the UK’s reliance on EU food is a major risk. In the event of a no-deal Brexit, the UK would be obliged under World Trade Organization rules to impose average food import tariffs of 22% and conduct product inspections, leading to delays and shortening the shelf-life of products.

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Today’s Project Fear On Brexit Response – C’Est La Connerie

Project Fear tells us that the moment we actually leave the European Union then the country will grind to a halt. Brexit will cause medicines to be undelivered, food to be undeliverable. We’ll all fall over from plague and starvation as Dover, Ramsgate, Harwich, Felixstowe and all jam up with lorries awaiting their paperwork checks.

At which point someone who actually knows about the subject under discussion:

No-deal lorry mayhem at Dover and Calais? ‘C’est la bullsh**’ replies French ports chief

Reasonably emphatic, isn’t he?…

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