She later appeared on BBC Newsnight, defending her vote in the Commons where she added: "I respect the result of the referendum and no-one wanted to thwart it in a perverse kind of way. "But we need to be clear, this is not a Tony Benn Brexit - this is a Donald Trump Brexit - and it's got a very ugly side."This is not a Tony Benn Brexit, it's a Donald Trump Brexit, and it's ugly. Both names are dubious associations. Tony Benn has been out of action for many years, and Brexit happened BEFORE Trump was in action. So you can't treat either of these men as a cause of Brexit. Nevertheless, it's a perfectly clear statement of Whoism.
Polistra was named after the original townsite of Manhattan (the one in Kansas). When I was growing up in Manhattan, I spent a lot of time exploring by foot, bike, and car. I discovered the ruins of an old mill along Wildcat Creek, and decided (inaccurately) that it was the remains of the original site of Polistra. Accurate or not, I've always liked the name, with its echoes of Poland (an under-appreciated friend of freedom) and stars. ==== The title icon is explained here. ==== Switchover: This 2007 entry marks a sharp change in worldview from neocon to pure populist. ===== The long illustrated story of Polistra's Dream is a time-travel fable, attempting to answer the dangerous revision of New Deal history propagated by Amity Shlaes. The Dream has 8 episodes, linked in a chain from the first. This entry explains the Shlaes connection.