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  1. When did the Cabinet last matter? This concentration of power in the PMO has been going on for decades.
  2. That’s an odd way to spell honour under the circumstances and the Queen won’t last forever. Our future heads of state will probably not be as popular.
  3. Charlie is a bit weird and the whole thing with Di and the mistress was deeply 19th century but we could easily be facing the prospect of a King Andrew now if things had been different on the birth order side and there would be nothing we in Canada could do about it. Heads of state are much more scrutinized than they used to be and random individuals from one family are rarely the best placed to survive such scrutiny.
  4. She’s not going to live forever, though, and it’s just dumb luck that somebody like Andy isn’t next in line. This is a serious design flaw with monarchies.
  5. It’s a pity that Jo Swinson, the LibDem leader and supporter of Remain, wasn’t invited to the leaders’ debate with the pro-Brexit BoJo and Brexit-ambiguous Corbie.
  6. Most sociopaths are personable. Andrew failed to stop seeing Epstein even after his conviction. Epstein had a team scouting to recruit vulnerable girls at schools under false pretences. I think anybody with teenage female relatives should be able to understand the serious problem here. Andrew made a massive mistake doing this interview. His reputation is ruined at home and abroad, and he may face questioning by the FBI.
  7. Randy Andy is making quite a name for himself these days with some amazing explanations of his relationship with Epstein. https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/nov/17/the-guardian-view-on-prince-andrew-entitled-obtuse-and-shamefully-silent-over-epstein-victims The problem with royals y’see is that they’re just too darn honourable: "But at the time I felt it was the honourable and right thing to do and I admit fully that my judgement was probably coloured by my tendency to be too honourable but that's just the way it is." His pizza alibi has already sparked many replies: https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/10362565/pizza-express-woking-flooded-fake-reviews-prince-andrew/
  8. Very strange and probably not relevant to Don Cherry.
  9. The present is difficult to interpret. When before the present.
  10. So when was the left as you define it ascendant in the good times in US history?
  11. So Hoover’s Republican administration was more left wing than Roosevelt’s? BTW much of the right in America was isolationist, as in Britain.
  12. He was relatively left, certainly more left-wing than the likes of Calvin Coolidge and his friends. He crushed Herbert Hoover in 1932.
  13. That anxiety exists in nearly every small country beside a larger one with the same language, and now the whole world has to worry about being swamped by American culture. If the likes of Diefenbaker had been in charge since the Fifties we’d still have the same problem with Hollywood and Facebook.
  14. The point is that the country turned left in the Depression.
  15. Is there data on that? When you say ‘right’ there, you mean laissez faire capitalism? One famous counterexample would be the New Deal.
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