Keegan is the most obdurate of remainers:
So much for Global Britain. The fiasco and tragedy of the retreat from Afghanistan have laid bare the folly of the Brexiters’ Faustian pact: choose the irresponsible but vote-winning Boris Johnson as your leader; say “goodbye European Union, hello world”; and, oh dear, it turns out not to be the triumph they promised.
The EU’s reaction to – influence in – Afghanistan is what?
Willie is 83 and the fictional character he most reminds me of is Nuggan.
His brother, Victor, I have a lot of time for – although no contact in well over a decade now I guess. So perhaps not that much time but still. He used The Guardian to campaign for the abolition of agricultural subsidies in order to aid poor countries. They could – should – be growing food for rich folks to make they, themselves, richer. As he pointed out once, to be against this is to miss the founding ethos of the paper itself, that background in Cobden etc.
He’s obviously correct but think of the brass balls needed to make that argument at The Guardian…..