All deleted tweets from politicians

For many years, I have sat quietly through the Beethoven. I don't recognise it as an anthem, but I respect the musicians. Now look at the radicalisation on both sides: first the Brexit Party wanting to up the ante, then their opponents reaching for hysterical Nazi parallels.

The violent assault on journalist @MrAndyNgo by Antifa goons - and, more shockingly, the readiness of writers and intellectuals to minimise or excuse it - shows how easily people slide from “punch a Nazi” to “punch anyone with an opinion we dislike”. https://t.co/ENMBLRyek8

@AndrewWilliaaf People can read it and make their minds up. I think the ironic tone is obvious, which is why there was no great row at the time. But, of course, if you start from the position of hating the author, you can doubtless convince yourself to see it differently.

This thought is prompted by the idiotic idea that @DennisPrager and @benshapiro - both of whom are devout and practising Jews - are somehow dog-whistling to Nazis and white supremacists.

Daniel Hannan (unknown) tweeted :

Gotta love Scottish mums.

RT @DanielJHannan: @DericOCearuil And, yes, obviously I know that the penal laws were still in place. An interesting consequence of the American war is that they began to be loosened - starting with the restrictions on arms and military service.

@DericOCearuil Yes, of course. An interesting consequence of the American war was that they began to be loosened - starting with the restrictions on military service.

RT @DanielJHannan: @DericOCearuil Studies by Owen Dudley Edwards and Conor Cruise O’Brien show the same thing. Irish opinion - at least Irish Catholic opinion - tended to be less sympathetic to the colonists’ grievances than English opinion.