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What is centrism?

Because I like to take on the big questions of our time – and probably offend everyone in the process with my answers – I’ve a piece at Prospect magazine attempting to define centrism.

On Macron, elsewhere

My Political Quarterly article ‘Macron’s lessons for the British centre’ is now available free, so please go read it and tell me how many errors I’ve made in it. It’s based in part on this post I wrote a couple of months ago,…

Manchester

There’s no election diary today, as there’s no electioneering going on because of what happened in Manchester. It’ll resume at some point in the near future, and I will too. There are lots of words already on what’s happened, and there’ll be lots…

A new Medium

Just a quick announcement to let people know that I’m now cross-posting articles from here to Medium, so if you use it you can follow and recommend my writing there. Click here to see my stories. This will still be the principal place…

Top posts of 2016

It’s not been the busiest of blogging years for me, but there have still been a few posts here. Which were the most popular? Most popular overall was actually from 2014: Why do people join political parties (and why don’t they do it…

Elsewhere

I’ve written a piece for the Mile End Institute on the Richmond Park by-election and how it might change British politics. At some point I may write a generic companion piece to that and many other bits of writing by me and others…

Coming soon: Nick the PhD student

As regular readers of my blog and followers of my life might remember, about a year ago I completed a Masters in Politics at the University of Essex. I’d started the Masters partly on a whim, figuring that it would be good to…

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…