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High winds – Labour conference 2019

The best and the worst of our current politics

25 September 2019 · Leave a comment

Unleashing Demons – the inside story of Brexit, by Craig Oliver – book review

The Black Box of the car crash

21 July 2019 · Leave a comment

Three colours: blue. Conservative conference 2018

Venn grassroots attack

5 October 2018 · Leave a comment

Theatre of Dreams #cpc17

Cameron and Osborne – not Boris Johnson – ruined Theresa May’s week

4 October 2017 · Leave a comment

Vanity Fair

After Blair, two more party leaders have a day in the sun

28 February 2017 · Leave a comment

Minding our peace and queues

A most unBritish turn of events

19 January 2017 · 3 Comments

Sorry, your Majesty. Crossrail should be named the Johnson line

Crossrail needs a new muse. Step forward Mr Johnson. Not that Mr Johnson.

23 February 2016 · 1 Comment

Borgen and the British General Election

There have been a couple of attempts to see whether Borgen, with its portrayal of mature multi-party politics can teach anything to us in the UK, which is late to … Continue reading

2 April 2015 · Leave a comment

Austin Boris: the motivation of maverick politicians

GMB leader Paul Kenny has laid down a challenge to Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls. ‘If [you] cannot make any spending commitments to give dignity to our people in retirement in … Continue reading

12 June 2014 · 2 Comments

What should we call Crossrail?

Sunday’s Telegraph contained an article by the Mayor of London claiming credit for Crossrail (if I remember correctly, funding was secured in 2007, before his term of office began) and … Continue reading

4 June 2013 · 4 Comments