@RColvile on ‘control of our borders’. Old Socialist comments

Always be aware when reading @RColvile that he is a Thatcherite in the 21st Century: think of this as a manifestation of Political Fiction, akin to Science Fiction, or a variation on that once genre of ‘Futurism’? Or have I gone too far? 

The ‘as if’ of his political existence, as apologist/propagandist for that misbegotten Austrian Economic Theology, still enjoys popular enthusiasm.  Recall Mrs. Thatcher passing out ‘Road to Serfdom’ like party favors?  What escapes Mr. Covile’s apprehension is the 2008 Economic Collapse! A delusion, not worth considering in the political present?  Mr. Colvile’s paranoia about the ‘Left’, manifests itself in real & conjured political occasions: noting that Thatcher-Speak’s newest iteration attempts to be more circumspect or more …

Given all this, a critical reading  Mr. Colvile’ essay of June 27, 2021 can offer some valuable insights, while carefully navigating through the obligatory ideological chatter! 

Headline: Brexit was meant to give us back control of our borders. They feel more porous than ever


Old Socialist

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Rootless cosmopolitan,down at heels intellectual;would be writer. 'Polemic is a discourse of conflict, whose effect depends on a delicate balance between the requirements of truth and the enticements of anger, the duty to argue and the zest to inflame. Its rhetoric allows, even enforces, a certain figurative licence. Like epitaphs in Johnson’s adage, it is not under oath.' https://www.lrb.co.uk/v15/n20/perry-anderson/diary
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