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A ‘post-war consensus’ for the 21st century

In the past, the future was something exciting, not scary.

16 May 2017 · Leave a comment

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

Book review: Walk with us – How The West Wing changed our lives, edited by Claire Handscombe

Portrayal of a fandom

15 September 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

I’m voting remain, because the EU is a peace machine

The EU is helping liberate Europeans

21 June 2016 · 1 Comment

Now the EU referendum sees Project Fear vs Project Bastard

The Brexiters are placing artificial limits on legitimacy

15 March 2016 · Leave a comment

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

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

Defence begins at home

29 December 2015 · 1 Comment

Benn’s speech, four days on

Mr Benn’s speech was high on passion, short on analysis and restated the case for Labour interventionalism

6 December 2015 · 2 Comments