Or perhaps that should be, ‘The selfishness of politics’? Continue reading The politics of selfishness
In the wake of an apparent drubbing for the Conservatives at local elections across Britain, the picture becomes far more complex and interesting – and less rosy for Labour – when one takes a moment to look beyond the headline facts and figures. Continue reading Local election analysis
The promise of a winter of running strikes from ‘public service’ unions has thankfully (and perhaps surprisingly) not come to fruition, but the untruths on which they thrive continue. It’s important not to let some of these economic lies in wide and common circulation – and belief – go unchallenged. Continue reading The Great British lie
A movement has been growing over the past week or so, which largely seems to be emanating from a number of established right-wing blogs and commentators. This movement has been branded ‘Restore Justice’, and calls for the restoration of the death penalty in the United Kingdom. Continue reading The death penalty
Many critics of News International, News Corporation or Rupert Murdoch himself will have been delighted with some of the lines of questioning during yesterday afternoon’s sitting of the Culture, Media and Sport Select Committe (CMSSC). However, one particular member of the committee, Labour MP Tom Watson, exposed his real interests all-too-clearly. Continue reading Tom Watson and the CMSSC
So, News International. Every time, over the past 10 days, that I’ve sat down to make some comment on this whole sorry saga, a game-changing development has taken place.
Following the resignations in the past 36 hours of two of the Met’s most senior officers, Commissioner Sir Paul Stephenson and Assistant Commissioner John Yates, focus has once again turned toward the Prime Minister.
In short, there is no real reason why David Cameron should be damaged by this saga. His overseas visits – specifically to south Africa over the past few days – have been a little ill-advised, but given the chronology of various events, the Labour Party (although perhaps not necessarily Ed Miliband himself) has potentially far more to worry about from the hacking scandal. Continue reading The Cameron Question
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It’s been a little over 2 years since I last blogged in any meaningful sense of the term, and a bit longer again since I was last doing so regularly. The reasons are numerous and boring, but a common theme was ultimately lack of time. Anyway. Most people who may end up reading this are not likely to have ever visited before, so enough of that.
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