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  1. Nerina Bellinger Member

    Haven’t listened yet, but so happy to see this podcast up! I am very much looking forward to the commentary.

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    • May 27, 2019, at 6:31 PM PDT
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  2. EtCarter Listener

    Mr. Delingpole, and Mr. Young.

    James and Tobes… we gotta talk.

    I want to be cynical, ironic and nihilistic re the state of the UK and a future that includes the UK as a self-governing, sovereign nation. (There are former soviet-controlled nations need/deserve far more attention from the great-nations on the continent in the way of alliances and practical non-corrupt assistance in acclimating the citizens who deeply desire western human rights and rule of law, etc… but they are tabula rasa after 3-5 generations of having no idea the work involved). However, I want you guys to talk me out of that attitude, please?

    Speaking of the work/responsibilities side of the rights/sovereignty equation, and are the Farage-led Brexit party smart-talking do-ers that will make the hard choices and do the hard work needed (read all about it in the new book by Os Guinness, no joke, he has the blue-print), or are they just smart-talker like May and the pretenders have been for the last few years? Thank you! Never leave us.

    • #2
    • May 27, 2019, at 9:25 PM PDT
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  3. The Cloaked Gaijin Member

    I think where Toby makes a mistake is arguing about the closeness of the Brexit election result. Remainers would not have cared one bit if they had won by 52%. I don’t think the resolution said anything about requiring a supermajority.

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    • May 27, 2019, at 11:55 PM PDT
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  4. FredGoodhue Coolidge

    The volume for Toby Young is much lower than James Delingpole and so hard to understand.

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    • May 27, 2019, at 11:56 PM PDT
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  5. Max Ledoux Admin

    Now I can never eat yogurt ever again. 

    • #5
    • May 28, 2019, at 7:04 AM PDT
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  6. Ronnie Listener

    May said “leave means leave.”

    She did not say “the referendum was close & so we need to find a middle way between leave & remain” which Toby seems to think would’ve been a reasonable position to take & would’ve been acceptable had it worked.

    We’ll never know, of course, but it seems to me that in this counterfactual we wouldn’t have known either, since she would not have managed to maintain even her shoe-string premiership. Or, in other words, James is correct to say that anything other than a proper commitment to brexit was a predictable recipe for May’s failure. She should’ve delivered what she’d promised or stepped aside sooner.

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    • May 28, 2019, at 7:17 AM PDT
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  7. Moneyman Member

    Excellent Podcast!! I trust James & Toby to give me the behind the scenes expertise for a better understanding of what is happening in Great Britain and Europe.

    Keep it up!!!

     

    • #7
    • May 28, 2019, at 7:18 AM PDT
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  8. Taras Coolidge

    Delingpole really can take a bow for prescience. His June 2016 essay, “Better a Cocker Spaniel as Prime Minister than Theresa May…”, written before the Tories selected her, can be found at:

    https://www.breitbart.com/europe/2016/06/29/better-cocker-spaniel-prime-minister-theresa-ruddy-may/

    He rejected her as a candidate for Conservative Party leader not just because she would be tasked with implementing a policy, Brexit, that she had opposed, but because she was soft on the issue of the growing influence in Britain of Islamic radicalism.

    He quotes her as having recently said, “Sharia courts benefit Britain”, and accuses her of trying to paper over the fact that Sharia law is inherently anti-woman. 

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    • May 28, 2019, at 8:42 AM PDT
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  9. Blue Yeti Admin

    FredGoodhue (View Comment):

    The volume for Toby Young is much lower than James Delingpole and so hard to understand.

    We’ll take another run at this and see it if we can’t make it better.

    Update: We’ve uploaded a new version of the file. Delete the one you have and re-download it and you’ll get the new version.

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    • May 28, 2019, at 8:54 AM PDT
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  10. Hugh Member

    Good to have them back especially since things are getting very very interesting in the UK right now

    • #10
    • May 28, 2019, at 10:08 AM PDT
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  11. Leslie Watkins Member

    Great to have you back! Sure wish conservatives over here could conflict like you guys do and remain respectful of each other.

    • #11
    • May 28, 2019, at 11:37 AM PDT
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  12. The Cynthonian Member

    Blue Yeti (View Comment):

    FredGoodhue (View Comment):

    The volume for Toby Young is much lower than James Delingpole and so hard to understand.

    We’ll take another run at this and see it if we can’t make it better.

    Update: We’ve uploaded a new version of the file. Delete the one you have and re-download it and you’ll get the new version.

    Thanks, BY! I tried listening to this last night and even with my laptop at full volume, could barely hear Toby. I’ll try again tonight.

    • #12
    • May 28, 2019, at 9:52 PM PDT
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  13. Blue Yeti Admin

    The Cynthonian (View Comment):

    Blue Yeti (View Comment):

    FredGoodhue (View Comment):

    The volume for Toby Young is much lower than James Delingpole and so hard to understand.

    We’ll take another run at this and see it if we can’t make it better.

    Update: We’ve uploaded a new version of the file. Delete the one you have and re-download it and you’ll get the new version.

    Thanks, BY! I tried listening to this last night and even with my laptop at full volume, could barely hear Toby. I’ll try again tonight.

    It’s worth it!

    • #13
    • May 28, 2019, at 9:59 PM PDT
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  14. Eridemus Coolidge

    Thanks for insights into the jumble over there (a welcome respite from our own). I think I’ve always had a hard time understanding the difference between Conservatives and Tories, but it seems one of them may evaporate in the near future anyway.

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    • May 29, 2019, at 7:00 AM PDT
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  15. Marley's Ghost Member

    Good to have you back gentlemen! I have missed your conversations and the updates on British politics. I hope this becomes a regular recording as I will gladly add it to my weekly mix. 

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    • May 30, 2019, at 7:57 AM PDT
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  16. Max Ledoux Admin

    Marley's Ghost (View Comment):

    Good to have you back gentlemen! I have missed your conversations and the updates on British politics. I hope this becomes a regular recording as I will gladly add it to my weekly mix.

    Shooting for weekly episodes recorded on Mondays.

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    • May 30, 2019, at 9:54 AM PDT
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  17. Bereket Kelile Member

    I think James is overstating his case when he says Brexit is binary. Not even membership in the EU is binary: take the UK as an example, being in the customs union but not in the currency zone. You also have Canada, Norway, Turkey, and Switzerland. They all have different arrangements so naturally the question for the UK is which kind of relationship they want to have with the EU.

    I think the difficulty is that the country is so evenly divided, as Toby pointed out, and there’s no majority support for either the remain or the no-deal leave options. Yet, those are probably the two biggest camps. It’ll be interesting to see how the next Prime Minister navigates the next few months.

    • #17
    • May 30, 2019, at 11:14 AM PDT
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