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Suzanne Moore: from Provincial Obscurity in Ipswich to the World Political stage.

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Ipswich, Coach that took Suzanne from Provincial Obscurity to the World Stage.

Voters will stick two fingers up to those lecturing about Brexit’s dangers .

I don’t know how many more people are going to lecture me to vote for the status quo. Stephen Hawking, actors I don’t care about, family and friends I do, George Osborne in a hi-vis jacket, some pale Lib Dem – all these people are pro-Europe. Remain is humane. Morally superior. All else is Farageland, old-fashioned, implicitly racist, desperately uncosmopolitan. Europe is a dream of weekends in Warsaw, festivals in Barcelona and stags in Amsterdam. It’s about being free and modern and connected. Mostly by cheap flights. What sort of person would want to not co-operate with this?



For all the talk of being the party of the workers, the only ones the Tories seem to care about are white English people

The dots are not joined here at all. The language of belonging matters. The redrawing of these new boundaries is being done in the language of the left, but it is the most extreme move to the right I have seen in my lifetime.

“Stop the world I want to get off” turns into: “If you believe you are citizen of the world, you’re a citizen of nowhere.” A slight affront to the easyJet generation, a death sentence if you are on a dinghy in the cold sea. This is no move to the centre but a plunge into dark, dangerous waters.

Unkind souls may comment that this is the not the writing of somebody who has been speaking prose all their life.



Written by Andrew Coates

October 6, 2016 at 2:13 pm

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  1. Reblogged this on Redvince's Weblog.


    October 6, 2016 at 2:55 pm

  2. MInd you with this anything could happen in UK politics

    Andrew Coates

    October 6, 2016 at 3:28 pm

  3. It’s much easier to be a blogger than a staff columnist. If you’re a blogger, and you’ve got nothing to say, then you have the option of remaining silent…


    October 7, 2016 at 12:55 am

  4. True, how very true.

    But perhaps I should follow the advice I get on the E-Mail, How to Make Money From Blogs.

    Andrew Coates

    October 7, 2016 at 10:32 am

  5. Perhaps. Although socialism is not the easiest commodity to sell at a profit. Do you do crank diets or quack remedies? There’s money to be made there.


    October 7, 2016 at 11:31 am

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