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Dorries goes to war – again and again and…

In the beginning was World War One (1914-18), then World War 2 (1939-45). There have been various conflicts since 1945, but none has qualified being counted as a World War (note capitalisation) and their number has remained stuck firmly on two. Until today. Step forward one Nadine Vanessa Dorries, inexplicably elevated way beyond her subterranean …

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Unemployable

Party-time alleged prime minister Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson survived a vote of confidence on Monday and is clinging to office despite 40% of his party colleagues voting against him, a higher proportion than previous no-confidence votes against former Tory premiers Margaret Thatcher (of sainted memory. Ed.) and Theresa May. Since then Johnson and his …

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Amid confusion

One recent development your ‘umble scribe has noticed in respect of the vocabulary used by members of the Fourth Estate is an unprecedented rise in the use of amid. This preposition has the following definition: in or into the middle of;surrounded by. A useful synonym in this context is among. Other definitions include during and …

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