1. This is Maslow's hierarchy of needs: "a motivational theory in psychology comprising a five-tier model of human needs, often depicted as hierarchical levels within a pyramid.
Needs lower down in the hierarchy must be satisfied before individuals can attend to needs higher up" 2. Brexiters started their campaign by arguing leaving the EU would be amazing. You wouldn't believe how great it was going to be. Everything you have now but much more. Top level stuff. Unicorns, wealth, whatever you can possibly imagine.
Mar 20, 2018 • 5 tweets • 2 min read
I wish I could disagree with this, but I can't - not a single line. Depressing times indeed for remainers. Only chink of light is that Ireland issue may force retention of single market membership. But thin gruel indeed.
"Conversely, that means that for remainers the prospects of avoiding Brexit look more remote. If there is no political crisis and a further deferment of most of the really serious economic damage of leaving the single market, "
Feb 28, 2018 • 17 tweets • 4 min read
BBC Radio Word at one #wato had this absolutely ludicrous interview with Christopher Montgomery MP. It's so bat-shit crazy, I've transcribed it below. 16.20 in on this link if you don't believe me, and I can see why you wouldn't.... bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09…
Interviewer: "Christopher Montgomerie - though a conservative now was until recently the DUP's chief of staff at Westminster he joins me now Mr Montgomerie, is it fair to say with reference to this document "never, never, never"?
Feb 18, 2018 • 8 tweets • 2 min read
"Democracy, by considering the ignorant to be as important as the well-informed, does not guarantee sensible decisions. Instead the public exaggerate their praise for what they think is good and their condemnation of what they see as bad."
" Democracy thus corrupts ordinary people and creates rulers who see their most important skill as knowing how to influence the "beast" which is demos, the public. " independent.co.uk/news/uk/politi…
Oct 16, 2017 • 41 tweets • 5 min read
1/ The Tory party is caught between the fixed demands of the EU27 and the political red lines of its head banger eurosceptic faction
2/ The Brexit dream morphed from a promise of an EEA/single market Norwegian future to a supposed mandate for disaster capitalism with...