Philip Patrick

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Wednesday, 8 April 2020

We need to look carefully at the consequences of coronavirus lockdown

You can usually get a sense of how strong an argument is from the amount and tenor of the abuse …

By Philip Patrick



Wednesday, 15 January 2020

How to deal with the SNP – just say no!

If I were ever asked to suggest a “who would win in a fight between …” question I’d go for …

By Philip Patrick



Tuesday, 17 December 2019

The lessons of 2019 - respect democracy, have a clear credible message and don’t insult the electorate

“All things are subject to interpretation. Whichever interpretation prevails at a given time is a function of power and not …

By Philip Patrick



Saturday, 14 December 2019

Queen are big in Japan

You might wonder about the usefulness of a theatre review from Japan. I mean, realistically, even if I were about …

By Philip Patrick



Friday, 6 December 2019

Why I'm done with Boris Johnson

Looking back over some old text exchanges, I see that three years ago, just after the 2016 referendum, I mounted …

By Philip Patrick



Monday, 25 November 2019

Bulworth style: Imagine a leaders' debate in which they all told the truth

Anyone remember the film Bulworth? It was about the last decent thing Warren Beatty did. He played a washed up …

By Philip Patrick



Tuesday, 12 November 2019

Dealbreaker: What if Nigel Farage has a point?

In the classic 1992 film “Glengarry Glenross”, from the play by David Mamet, there’s a memorable scene. In it, the …

By Philip Patrick



Wednesday, 23 October 2019

The SNP are rubbish at everything, except messaging

What is the most useful gadget or gizmo you possess? I suppose most people would choose their personal computer, or …

By Philip Patrick



Saturday, 19 October 2019

Lost Classic - Coming Up for Air, by George Orwell

Imagine if “the novels of George Orwell” were a category on Pointless, what would the best (i.e. most obscure) answer …

By Philip Patrick