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Another one bites the dust

Shock!!!!

I am left speechelss.

I must admit, I come and go these days, and I am not posting lengthy items, more short commentary, but I could not imagine deleting CCinZ, or even taking it down, ever.

Bye bye Devil, rest in peace.

You join a sadly growing list, but you helped define the new world.

6 Comments

  1. RAB says:

    Devil was emasculated by the Andrew Neil interview. He never came back after that.

    He did his bit though, bless him. I’m sure he’ll be back when the fighting gets fierce (and it will soon).

  2. Mark says:

    It was never about liberty, it was about doing down the plebs.

  3. NickM says:

    That’s bollocks Mark. DK never did down the “plebs”. The political class and their machinations and frequently about how they were truly damaging to poorer people.

    RAB,
    Remember the Kayser Soze line…

  4. Mark says:

    Despite the Con-Dems being no friends to liberty, free markets or anything else, after 2010 the wind completely left the libertarian blogosphere’s sails. Where is the ZanuNuLaBore, “Gordon Brown will eat your babies” hysteria now?
    I don’t know about the old Etonian, but I’m sure that a lot of his audience lost interest as soon as the Conservatives got in, no matter what Cameron decided to do. That was why the libertarian party/ blogs had a brief burst of energy – it was the well to do and their unthinking lackeys reacting against a very slightly left wing Prime Minister. Absolutely nothing to do with the “plebs”.

  5. Mark,

    “I don’t know about the old Etonian, but I’m sure that a lot of his audience lost interest as soon as the Conservatives got in, no matter what Cameron decided to do.”

    It’s not really that—after all, I railed against the utter stupidity of the Conservatives’ policies when they were in Opposition. I also lambasted them for traitors when they got in—and immediately extended the power of the European Arrest Warrant, for instance.

    It’s that—after nearly 7 years and over 6,000 posts—it becomes incredibly wearing to write the same thing time after time after time. Apart from anything else, I know that a lot of Tory researchers (and a few politicians) were avid fans of The Kitchen—and yet still they have affected nothing. There just doesn’t seem to be any point in repeating myself for another 7 years—or even 7 months.

    However, The Kitchen might have carried on—being updated occasionally, as has been the case for the last few months—but, as I said in my closing notice, an impending change in my work status has acted as a trigger.

    Regards,

    DK

  6. CountingCats says:

    DK,

    But is it necessary to delete it? Or even to hide it behind a password?

    It makes your words so ephemeral.

    What happens if in a couple of years you have a change of attitude?

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