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  1. Profile photo of James Delingpole Contributor

    Crikey, what a miserable fellow this James Delingpole character seems to be. Did his Mom never say to him: “If you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say it”?

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    • December 15, 2011 at 3:48 am
  2. Profile photo of DocJay Member

    James quips “alleged Tory” . That is funny, in fact and in delivery.

    I got an email from a patient of mine who is regularly on television/WSJ regarding his financial advice. Unsolicited he commented on Europe’s issues and I’ll paraphrase.

    Europe is a mess and can break anytime. The band aid solutions provide no structural changes, with 1.1 trillion available for next years 2.6 trillion in debt maturities from nations and sovereign banks. At least one country exits soon (within 18 months) and there is no policy for how to do this. The liquidity moves our fed and various euro entities made are not even close to enough and yields are already getting worse after this brief rally. He expects a run to the dollar and all that that entails.

    I suppose this is not exciting earth shattering news but the man is as calm and conservative as the day is long. He also refers to the GOP field as “depressing”.

    • #2
    • December 15, 2011 at 7:19 am
  3. Profile photo of Boots on the Table Member
    James Delingpole: Crikey, what a miserable fellow this James Delingpole character seems to be. Did his Mom never say to him: “If you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say it”? · Dec 15 at 2:48am

    My guess is his mother also told him to always tell the truth.

    Thoroughly enjoy your podcasts. It’s good to hear a non-politically correct opinion from across the pond. Carry on.

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    • December 15, 2011 at 7:26 am
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    Boots on the Table
    My guess is his mother also told him to always tell the truth.

    Thoroughly enjoy your podcasts. It’s good to hear a non-politically correct opinion from across the pond. Carry on. · Dec 15 at 6:26am

    Thanks Boots. And you’re right: we had this policy in my family – unspoken and wholly natural – of being absolutely honest at all times. Got us into tremendous amounts of trouble, let me tell you. With people in the outside world, I mean. Seems to me that most people prefer to hear beautiful lies than the raw truth. Anyway, it ruled out for me a career in politics or the diplomatic corps – for which, much thanks.

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    • December 15, 2011 at 7:43 am
  5. Profile photo of The Mugwump Inactive
    DocJay: Europe is a mess and can break anytime.

    The truth that may not be spoken. Prepare yourselves.

    • #5
    • December 15, 2011 at 9:34 am
  6. Profile photo of Glenn the Iconoclast Inactive
    Blue Yeti: This week, Ricochet’s own James Delingpole stops by Uncommon Knowledge With Peter Robinson and graces us with his unique brand of optimism: ·

    And by “unique brand” you mean “complete opposite.” ?

    • #6
    • December 15, 2011 at 9:46 am
  7. Profile photo of DocJay Member

    Well my 4 year old recited John 3:16 perfectly at her Christmas play today but I suspect you mean a different form of preparation. We are doing that other kind too.

    ~Paules
    DocJay: Europe is a mess and can break anytime.
    The truth that may not be spoken. Prepare yourselves. · Dec 14 at 8:34pm
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    • December 15, 2011 at 9:56 am