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Three colours: yellow. Liberal Democrats conference 2018

Unforgiven yet forgotten

21 September 2018 · Leave a comment

How to lose a referendum, by Jason Farrell and Paul Goldsmith – book review

A tale stunning in its simultaneous simplicity and complexity

25 July 2018 · Leave a comment

Fall Out, by Tim Shipman – book review

Political journalism without a hero

3 December 2017 · 1 Comment

Vanity Fair

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

28 February 2017 · Leave a comment

Blair, Remain and why fact-checkers miss the point

The ex-PM’s speech is a starting point

20 February 2017 · Leave a comment

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

Vivid, energetic, gloomy.

30 January 2017 · 7 Comments

Electoral reform: one out of four ain’t good enough

The idea of reducing the size of the House of Commons is cynicism masquerading as idealism

15 November 2016 · Leave a comment

Smoke and mirrors as Vote Leave rebrand themselves as Change Britain

They want to work together. Honest. HONEST.

12 September 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 strange confusion of the Brexit bedfellows

First thoughts on the Breferendum

8 March 2016 · Leave a comment