“Watergate had All The President’s Men. Trump’s version will be All Roads Lead to Putin.”
“Belief in the corruptibility of all institutions leads to a dead end of universal distrust. American democracy, all democracy, will not survive a lack of belief in the impartiality of institutions; instead, partisan political combat will come to pervade every aspect of life.”
“Politics, as a practice, has always been the systematic organization of hatreds.”
“The truth will set you free. But first it will piss you off”.
As ever, fingers are being pointed at Corbyn’s two closest and most divisive aides, strategy and comms guru Seumas Milne and chief of staff Karie Murphy. One fuming member of Corbyn’s office likened Milne to “a lighthouse on Dartmoor — very bright, but completely useless.”
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”It’s a paradox wrapped in an oxymoron about a moron: Trump’s faux-thenticity somehow makes the Democratic candidates seem more packaged, more stuck in politician-speak.”
Maureen Dowd, writing in the *New York Times about the Democratic candidates for the presidency.
”Never attribute to malice that which can adequately be explained by stupidity”.
“It’s absurd to believe that you can become world leader in ethical AI before becoming world leader in AI first”
— Ulrike Franke, policy fellow at the European Council on Foreign Relations.
It is widely known that Mr. Johnson wants a “people versus politicians” election. Perhaps it is time for the opposition to push for “the country versus Boris Johnson.”
Today’s New York Times
”I often wonder whether we do not rest our hopes too much upon
constitutions, upon laws and upon courts. These are false hopes; be-
lieve me, these are false hopes. Liberty lies in the hearts of men and
women; when it dies there, no constitution, no law, no court can save
it; no constitution, no law, no court can even do much to help it.”