Squeaky Bum Time

This week on the United Kingdom’s Most Trusted Podcast®, James Delingpole and Toby “Tory Tosser” Young get sweaty and nervous about Britain’s forthcoming election. And with good reason: The Electoral Calculus Projections opened with a Tory majority of 72 and now it’s down to 34. The 12th of December is coming fast.

They also discuss Toby’s unpleasant experience debating at Durham University and Hugh Grant’s intervention in the election. Finally they turn their attention to the culture – specifically The Irishman, which they both hated.

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There are 7 comments.

  1. Taras Coolidge

    In the Durham University debate, Toby Young comes across as hopelessly naïve.

    People on the left are not “persons of good will”; that is, just like conservatives except for having different political beliefs. Not any more, if they ever were.

    They are utilitarians in ethics, not traditionalists. Their standard of right and wrong is, does this act promote progressive ends, or not?

    Clearly, those Laborites at Durham thought smearing Toby Young was good for the cause. Which he should have known, given his experience with Twitter mobs.

    I think my response would have been to point out that it’s the side losing the argument that tries to change the subject.

    With a client that was obviously guilty, for example, the defense in the O.J. Simpson murder trial succeeded in changing the subject to whether a policeman had used the “N-word”.

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    • December 4, 2019, at 7:29 AM PST
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  2. Joe D. Lincoln

    If it hasn’t been said before, it ought to be – best bumper music on Ricochet!

    The intro gets me pumped for your podcast every time.

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    • December 4, 2019, at 7:52 AM PST
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  3. colleenb Member
    colleenb Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    Where was the discussion of Corbyn’s interview? I suppose its already ‘old news.’ Otherwise a great discussion as usual. Agree with @Taras that conservatives or rationalists or whatever we are these days need to wise up fast about the other side. Cheers.

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    • December 4, 2019, at 10:06 AM PST
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  4. Charlotte Member
    Charlotte Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    Robert DeNiro needs to be “carted off to the knackers’ yard”!! 😂😂😂

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    • December 5, 2019, at 6:42 AM PST
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  5. Taras Coolidge

    Charlotte (View Comment):

    Robert DeNiro needs to be “carted off to the knackers’ yard”!! 😂😂😂

    As an old, white male, he may believe attacking Trump helps him survive in Hollywood. He’s probably right.

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    • December 5, 2019, at 1:02 PM PST
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  6. Podgy Lincoln

    Charlotte (View Comment):

    Robert DeNiro needs to be “carted off to the knackers’ yard”!! 😂😂😂

    He really should be though, huh? 😉

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    • December 7, 2019, at 12:10 PM PST
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  7. Charlotte Member
    Charlotte Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    Podgy (View Comment):

    Charlotte (View Comment):

    Robert DeNiro needs to be “carted off to the knackers’ yard”!! 😂😂😂

    He really should be though, huh? 😉

    100%.

    Love the expression!

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    • December 7, 2019, at 3:43 PM PST
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