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No-one quits quicker than a Kilroy quitter

Robert Kilroy-Silk First, he quit his TV show before the BBC pushed him. Then he quit UKIP before the leadership pushed him (leading me to say “Surely this idiot has finally lost every scintilla of credibility he ever had”). Now, he’s quit his own party, set up only six months ago, before the membership pushed him. Oh, and now he’s being encouraged to quit as an MEP. It’s probably for the best. We couldn’t have him breaking with form. And to think, I called him a ‘delusional fool’ when he said he’d change the face of British politics. Could I have been more wrong? 😉

When he joined UKIP, Kilroy said:

[People are] fed up with being lied to … fed up with being patronised by the metropolitan elite

At the launch of his party, Kilroy said:

People are fed up with the old parties and lies and deception.

Today, he said:

[T]he electors are content with the old parties and … it would be virtually impossible for a new party to make a significant impact

It’s good to have a fun story in a month that’s been so difficult. And Kilroy is certainly nothing more than a figure of fun.

The question now is: Where does Kilroy go next? Will he quit politics altogether? Perhaps he’ll become the new face of Orange.

This post was filed under: News and Comment, Politics.

Mail on Sunday: Not as bad as the Mail

‘We’re, um, not as bad as the Mail, ‘ he says, ‘We’re the Mail on Sunday, um, we’d take, um, a different tack…’

Impressive, even for a Mail hack. It’s part of this story, in which a woman who survived the King’s Cross explosion explains how she dealt with an MoS journalist hoping to persuade her to have a baby after the bombs, or at the very least a birthday. It is well worth reading, not only for the humour, but also to see the true nature of the Mail group (via).

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IRA’s armed campaign over

It is difficult to see this news as anything but a move forward, as sceptical as some people might be. For once, I think the White House have got it right, calling this ‘potentially’ historic. But could someone please tell Martin McGuinness that the correct preposition for Capitol Hill is ‘on’, not ‘at’ or ‘in’, because it is beginning to bug me…

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