Protestors in Bath outside a meeting attended by Nigel Farage. Photo: Getty
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Oberon Books to Nigel Farage: “I regard you as the most dangerous man in UK politics”

The publisher has written a letter that can leave the Ukip leader in no doubt about how they feel about him.

James Hogan, founder of the independent publisher Oberon Books, has published a letter he has sent to Ukip leader Nigel Farage. It's pretty fighty:


This mole particularly enjoyed the sign-off:

Is this hate-mongering wrapped up in insidious matey pub talk the best you can do for humanity?

Well Nigel, is it?

 

I'm a mole, innit.

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Cabinet audit: what does the appointment of Liam Fox as International Trade Secretary mean for policy?

The political and policy-based implications of the new Secretary of State for International Trade.

Only Nixon, it is said, could have gone to China. Only a politician with the impeccable Commie-bashing credentials of the 37th President had the political capital necessary to strike a deal with the People’s Republic of China.

Theresa May’s great hope is that only Liam Fox, the newly-installed Secretary of State for International Trade, has the Euro-bashing credentials to break the news to the Brexiteers that a deal between a post-Leave United Kingdom and China might be somewhat harder to negotiate than Vote Leave suggested.

The biggest item on the agenda: striking a deal that allows Britain to stay in the single market. Elsewhere, Fox should use his political capital with the Conservative right to wait longer to sign deals than a Remainer would have to, to avoid the United Kingdom being caught in a series of bad deals. 

Stephen Bush is special correspondent at the New Statesman. He usually writes about politics.