The complaints of remainers after the EU referendum just do not make sense

St Pauls Cathedral, March 2016 by Descrier

As someone who spends much of his time listening to left-wingers, I’m used to seeing people upset after losing an election.

Contrary to popular cliché, such events rarely look like the five stages of grief, and the aftermath of the British decision to leave the European Union has been no different.

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Podcast Ep. 52: Prime Minister May & Labour’s Leadership Contest

RD E52 Theresa May, November 2013 by Policy Exchange

The coronation of a new prime minister and the continual hardships of the Labour party, which is about to have a leadership contest, are our two topics this week.

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Podcast Ep. 50: We Voted For Brexit, So What Now?

Brexit Tea by frankieleon

John is called in to mediate Jazza and Jimmy, both on different sides of the Brexit vote, and to discuss the fallout from last week’s vote.

Scotland, Ireland, and the future of the Lib Dems, Tories and Labour are all on the cards. Basically, we’re fucked. (Ed: According to Jazza.)

Image Credit – Brexit Tea by frankieleon

David Cameron takes Chinese president Xi Jinping to the pub near Chequers

Xi Jinping portrait, April 2015 by Thierry Ehrmann

Amid all the hubbub about human rights, democracy and general decency in the wake of Chinese president Xi Jinping’s visit to Britain, it’s nice to see that British prime minister David Cameron found the time to take his counterpart to the pub.

The pub in question, the Plough at Cadsden, is just a short drive from Chequers, the official country residence of the prime minister.

Located to the east of Oxford in Buckinghamshire, the pile is often used to woo important foreigners with the kind of pastoral atmosphere that in no way resembles modern British life.

(Note also that Cameron orders two Greene Kings, presumably referring to the Indian pale ale. This is not a nice beer.)

Chequers and the Plough at Cadsden, via Google Maps

Source – Google Maps

Cameron infamously left his young daughter Nancy at the pub by mistake back in 2012, an incident he apparently referenced in his meeting with Xi.

He also treated the Chinese president to the pretentious fish and chips beloved of gastropubs nationwide.

One wonders whether Xi put out after this exotic date…

Image Credit – Xi Jinping portrait, April 2015 by Thierry Ehrmann