My Ten Most Popular Tweets – Nov. 2018

Here are my top tweets for November, 2018, ranked by popularity. Thoughts?

1. Brexiters refusing to believe their region will be worse off until they see it written on a bus – via
2. Vast armies of & soon became unpopular for their hard medicine & pain that they inflicted, especially the . The massive impact of & economic growth in the developing world brought permanent change to traditional industries.
3. ‘s pitch to is the latest desperate gambit to whitewash an omnishambles on
4. William Hague’s powerful op-ed in argues how MPs will secure a government for the . Dangerous times where downside risks swamp upside opportunities. Thoughts?
5. Good but scary article. argues that increasing number of Tories favour a ‘managed no-deal’ on Brexit. But ‘pizza plotters’ risk more than ‘acid reflux & voters will see Jeremy Corbyn glued to fence. Time to hope for the best & plan for the worst.
6. The EU will turn us into captives if we sign up to this appalling sell-out of a deal via
7. ‘Larry the Cat’ is back. Will the Downing Street cats come to the rescue?
8. Red meat for , this is currently the ‘s most read story. Argueing that is fatally flawed, so time to jump ship. ‘Man the lifeboats. Everybody in the lifeboats. It’s
9. What is significant is the extent to which has become , as a push-back against highly who have failed to deal effectively with structural change. But Populism is not the same as .
10. Shame on the for not being more focused on . It’s not new. It owes it’s origins to the Yalta settlement & the great boom in international agencies, like the and subsequently the .

Opinion – Labour voters should look again at the Tory party, here for the many – Theresa May – Guardian/Observer

Theresa May’s op-ed in the Observer is a recommended read. She’s right to pitch towards the political centre ground – ‘one-nation conservatism‘ has a proud tradition going back to Disraeli. Alarmingly, the Labour Party has lurched towards the Far-Left – ‘New Labour’ under Jeremy Corbyn is totally different to ‘Old Labour’, built on compassionare socialism. To win the next general election, the Conservatives must deliver radical policies that will appeal to the political centrists. Since the crash of 2008 too many working and middle class families have suffered under austerity.