The fun-loving, freedom-loving decadent West undermined and subverted its enemies by making them be like itself, not by becoming grim and hard and serious like them. Those who had the most laughs had the last laugh.

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Archive of posts published in the category: General

Seeking inspiration

You might have noticed that posts have been a bit thin on the ground here for the past month or so. Some of it has been because I’ve been focusing on job/PhD applications and interviews amongst other things, but it’s also been because…

Shortlisted

Back in November, I entered the Liberal Democrats’ Agenda 2020 essay competition. The aim was to write a short essay on ‘what does it mean to be a Liberal Democrat today?’ and I posted my entry here on the blog as well. The…

The Quarter Quell: October-December 2015

I’ve already looked back on my most popular posts of 2015, but what were the top posts of the last quarter of it? 5) Taking student politics far too seriously – People get riled up about the inanities of student politics look as…

2015: A year in blogging

Thanks to all of you have visited here over the year. There were either a lot of you, or a few of you who came here very regularly to read what I had to write, and if you’d all paid a pound for…

Not quite new year, but a new look anyway

Finally had a chance to sit down and repair the site after this weekend’s hacking, and decided to take the opportunity to give it a whole new look. Hopefully all the problems have been fixed now, but please let me know if you…

Hacked

If you’re wondering why there’s a new (and slightly shonky) look to the site right now, it’s because I’m fixing the damage caused by a hacker. There doesn’t appear to be any malicious code, but I’ve had to swap to an old theme…

Writing elsewhere

My post from last week on devolution got some attention, and a rewritten version of is now available on CityMetric.

The Quarter Quell: July-September 2015

Not been the busiest time on the blog the past three months, but here are the most popular posts from during it: 7) Labour’s leadership election takes us into the silly season – Remember when we all thought Jeremy Corbyn might win the…

Worth Reading 179: Abgar the Great

Why I support pretty much any strike by pretty much anyone, anywhere, about anything – “If the real world sucks, we shouldn’t get over it. We should fight it. That’s what you do when something sucks. That’s what you’re meant to do.” Osborne’s…

A quick break for a charitable plug

A couple of months ago, I told you about the members of my family who were walking 100km in a day for charity, and thanks to those of you who supported them on that. Now, inspired by seeing them do it, my partner…

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