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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

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 · 1 Comment

Theatre of Dreams #cpc17

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

4 October 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

Book review: One Minute to Ten by Dan Hodges

A book for people who think that politics and politicians are a bit rubbish

6 September 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

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

Thoughts on day one of Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour leadership

As I write this, it’s all kicking off: a Twitter storm about Ivan Lewis alongside Chuka Umunna and Mary Creagh’s resignation from the Labour front bench. Unmistakeable glee from the … Continue reading

13 September 2015 · 1 Comment

David Cameron on Newsbeat shows just what this election campaign’s been missing

I’ve just watched David Cameron’s Newsbeat interview on the iPlayer and it really is very good. Go and have a look. I was alerted to it by an article in … Continue reading

22 April 2015 · Leave a comment

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