Jeremy Hardy


Jeremy HardyJeremy Hardy is a comedian and writer who regularly appears on BBC Radio 4's The News Quiz and I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue.




Jeremy Hardy thinks… about Lexit August 2016

'The left case for Brexit was an interesting exercise, a bit like a Marxist review of The Very Hungry Caterpillar or one of those games where you work out whether it would be better to have no arms or no legs'

Jeremy Hardy thinks… about the language around Corbyn April 2016

'After winning an open contest with massive support, Corbyn has been accused of "seizing power"...'

Jeremy Hardy thinks… about Trident February 2016

'Nuclear weapons cannot be seen purely as a source of jobs'

Jeremy Hardy thinks… about solidarity December 2015

'Not many people would stand by and watch someone drown if they had the chance to rescue them, but that is what Europe’s governments are doing'

Jeremy Hardy thinks… about the Labour leadership September 2015

'The highlight began when it looked as though Corbyn could win, and continued thereafter'

Jeremy Hardy thinks… about Tony Blair June 2015

'No, it’s not time to rehabilitate Tony Blair.'

Jeremy Hardy thinks… about the next coalition April 2015

'Coalition is not a box on the ballot paper. No one elected the last one'

Jeremy Hardy thinks… about being English February 2015

'I am reasonably confident that my attitude to my Englishness is quite healthy, so let me share it'

Jeremy Hardy thinks… about what makes politicians tick December 2014

'I haven’t socialised with senior politicians, but I’ve hung out with the insane and I can reveal that they believe their own lies completely'

Jeremy Hardy thinks… about faith November 2014

'Attacks on mosques are not mere vandalism, and attacks on the word Islam are not mere theological critiques'

Jeremy Hardy thinks… about sexism October 2014

'I don’t think "sexism" is a strong enough word... what we’re looking at is deep and aggressive misogyny'

Jeremy Hardy thinks… about the union August 2014

'It’s always an intellectual fudge for the left, whereby folksy, blood-and-soil nonsense is inspiring up until the moment of independence but no further'

Jeremy Hardy thinks… about the economy May 2014

'Osborne looks like a man who can’t believe his luck'

Jeremy Hardy thinks… about characters February 2014

'Today’s politicians are boring. Perhaps that’s why they get away with so much'

Jeremy Hardy thinks… about war November 2013

'The thing we should know by now is that unpicking their motives doesn’t really help to demolish their case'

Jeremy Hardy thinks… about the state September 2013

'Not the state we like, which is about schools and hospitals, but the other one'

Jeremy Hardy thinks… about people’s concerns July 2013

'Most people are not cold-blooded and are quite shocked when they learn how low benefits actually are'

Jeremy Hardy thinks… about the right to exist May 2013

'We’d all say a person has a right to a home, but we wouldn’t say their home has rights.'

Jeremy Hardy thinks… about entitlement February 2013

'Well might we muse upon the entitlement of a chancellor who, upon his father’s passing, will be titled'

Jeremy Hardy thinks… about the death of the coalition December 2012

'Conservatives have never truly been convinced by this country’s experiment with universal suffrage'

Jeremy Hardy thinks… about competition October 2012

'Did sibling rivalry make you happy? Would you like to be treated by a more competitive doctor?'

Jeremy Hardy thinks… about greed August 2012

'In a market-driven society, it is a tribute to human decency that anyone behaves with any morals at all'

Jeremy Hardy thinks… about the press June 2012

'The fact the country is not overrun with lynching parties must mean not all readers take the papers seriously'

Jeremy Hardy thinks… about the jubilee May 2012

'Do we really want the bother of an elected president? Isn’t a Windsor a familiar and convenient alternative?'

Jeremy Hardy thinks… about Margaret Thatcher April 2012

'I have no wish to speak ill of the dead, even when they are still alive'

Jeremy Hardy thinks… about a planned economy December 2011

'Millions of people have mind-numbing and soul-destroying jobs manufacturing crap we don’t need'

Jeremy Hardy thinks… about Ed Miliband August 2011

'The reason he’s terrified is that he knows in his heart that capitalism doesn’t work'

Jeremy Hardy thinks… about hating the Tories May 2011

The Tories have taken on human form, which is when they’re at their most dangerous

Jeremy Hardy thinks… about the royal wedding April 2011

We are all products of our environment, unless you believe everything is hereditary, which I suppose you do if you’re a prince

Jeremy Hardy thinks… about Nick Clegg February 2011

Last spring, they loved Nick Clegg. Now they think he’s a scumbag

Jeremy Hardy thinks… about genes November 2010

Are our political opinions in the blood?

Jeremy Hardy thinks… about immigration October 2010

I’ve seen those criminals, bent double over the fields of Kent, up to no good

Jeremy Hardy thinks… about militarism August 2010

As a young boy, I was an avid militarist, partly because I thought we were still at war with Germany for most of the 1960s

Change we can’t believe in May 2010

When Labour won the 1997 election, Jeremy Hardy got 'joyously drunk'. But the years that followed were pretty sobering, in terms of both foreign and domestic policy, and he just can't summon up any enthusiasm about this one






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