Tag Archives: Toby Young

The lack of SWexit may have some bearing Daniel and Harry!


A few weeks ago at the end of June I wrote this piece following a claim which Toby Young was making in the Daily Telegraph that our nation would not be faced with a second wave of Coronavirus. Sadly his … Continue reading

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Why did Radio 4 involve Toby Young in Any Questions?


It is often hard to understand how Radio 4 puts together its group of speakers for the Any Questions? programmes. To be fair I have written about this before on several occasions such as here. However last night they involved … Continue reading

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Daily Telegraph please stop publishing such nonsense


Yesterday two high profile political idiots tweeted one of their shared views and sadly along with their tweets there was also a publication by the Daily Telegraph of an article by one of these offensive people. The tweets and retweets … Continue reading

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How to Alienate half of a Nation by accusing us of being Anti-Semitic?


The memoir written by Toby Young in 2011, How to Lose Friends and Alienate People appears to be reappearing in this tweet a couple of days ago which has claimed that when Philip Hammond attacked the Boris Brexit backers in … Continue reading

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Government accepts criticism from next PM but not from other people!


The level of criticism directed at the Government by a number of the candidates campaigning to become leaders of the Government is not modest. Indeed some of the MPs who wish to lead the Tory Party or who support candidates … Continue reading

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A good question to ask Lloyd


Following the appointment and resignation of Toby Young for the Office for Students (OFS) the MP for Brighton Kemptown, Lloyd Russell-Moyle decided to ask a question of the Government. It went like this: “To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how … Continue reading

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How do we measure pomposity?


It is not difficult to find tweets or other statements that display how many of the so called leaders of our nation lack credibility if one was trying to call them statesmen or stateswomen. The previously posted offensive tweets that … Continue reading

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The problem that has not gone away


As the focus on students begins to dissipate from our newspapers following the resignation from the Office for Students of Toby Young, there are some issues that still need to be resolved. A simple resignation, even one that was opposed … Continue reading

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A student or SME appointment is urgently needed


The reason for Toby Young’s ‘resignation’ may take some time to emerge. It was clearly not precipitated by Jo Johnson who as late as yesterday was criticising the public who were opposed to Young’s appointment as being ‘armchair critics’. As … Continue reading

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We need Freedom of Speech in Parliament?


On Wednesday afternoon in Parliament the Joint Committee on Human rights has invited two important people from the University of Sussex to speak about Freedom of Speech at Universities. They are Frida Gustafsson, President of the Students Union and Adam … Continue reading

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