Wednesday 7 June 2017

The best political quotes from the last three or four days

Mark Steyn:
The reality of what is happening in Britain and Europe is that this problem was imported and that, until you stop importing it, you're going to have more of it.

Mark Tapson:
European leaders on climate change: the world must act NOW.
European leaders on terrorism: Hey, that's life in the big city. Everybody carry on as before.

Eric Kraus:
Trump is a godsend in the most unexpected form imaginable. It matters not if he is right or wrong (sometimes one, sometimes the other) but that he disrupts the idiot consensus.

Brendan O'Neill:
I do wish people would stop calling Corbyn a politician of principle, a leader who "at least has some convictions". There were two interesting things about him -- his opposition to the EU and his desire to scrap nuclear weapons -- and he ditched them both. He sacrificed them at the altar of expediency, to hold together his party's fragile and increasingly untenable alliance between a metropolitan clerisy that fears democracy and a working-class base that quite likes it.

David Goldman:
For all the beer-tent talk about taking Europe’s destiny into its own hands, Chancellor Merkel knows perfectly well that she needs the United States to deal with the actual and prospective crises on Europe’s borders. Germany will increase its defense spending, but young Germans will not join the Bundeswehr to fight for future generations, for the simple reason that there won’t be much in the way of future generations. German women (excluding immigrants) average 1.3 children, one of the world’s lowest fertility rates. Germany’s infecund, aging population has no reason to fight for a dubious German future.

Sean Gabb:

Advice to Theresa May: Before declaring a cult of personality, make sure you have a personality. 

1 comment:

  1. Disruption for its own sake is for teenagers. Trump is a cruel idiot with no impulse control and what he says matters a lot.