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No is not enough, by Naomi Klein – book review

Not enough. But a start.

31 July 2017 · Leave a comment

Why the Tories won, by Tim Ross – book review #Election2017

Are we in Groundhog Day?

2 May 2017 · Leave a comment

The Unfinished Revolution by Philip Gould – book review

After Copeland, some lessons from the 1990s

27 February 2017 · 2 Comments

Clive Lewis, Kremlinology, and the Corbyn end game

Tipping point for Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour leadership?

8 February 2017 · Leave a comment

All Out War, by Tim Shipman: a remainer’s review

Vivid, energetic, gloomy.

30 January 2017 · 4 Comments

Politics in crisis: the role of the polls

Polls are taking on a life of their own. It isn’t their fault.

10 November 2016 · Leave a comment

After Brexit – five questions for the Labour party

It’s down to tactics now, as the Labour leadership struggle rumbles on. Angela Eagle is, we hear, poised to strike. Personally, I’d advise that Ms Eagle and Mr Smith make … Continue reading

4 July 2016 · Leave a comment

The answer from where extra flood defence money should come is obvious

Defence begins at home

29 December 2015 · 1 Comment

A venomous but non-fatal sting: the Hornet’s Nest report is fundamentally flawed

No analysis, no argument, just assertion: A Hornet’s Nest is a bad piece of work

23 December 2015 · 3 Comments

Postcard from Manchester: the only way is down

If you follow these kinds of things, you’ll already know that the Tories made a rather serious pitch for the centre ground, and that David Cameron’s potential successors have already … Continue reading

13 October 2015 · 1 Comment