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2015 General Election Day 33: Coalition negotiation stances per minute

It’s been yet another day of potential coalition deal and red line statements, which is a refereshing change from the restating of the same policies in several different ways. Now we just get the same information about coalition deals being expressed in many…

Worth Reading 164: No Scrabble bonus

Who wants to be a millionaire? Peter Oborne on Tony Blair – “Something has gone wrong with our national life and the sad story of Tony Blair helps to illustrate the scale of the problem.” Controlling the past – The British and Greek…

Worth Reading 163: Impossible darts

The Ulster Question – A good summary of the situation in the Northern Irish seats at the start of the General Election campaign. Why there won’t be a Labour-SNP coalition – Interesting analysis from Alex Harrowell about the difference between establishment In parties…

Worth reading 155: If you start with a free ball

You Thought London Mayoral Candidates Couldn’t Get Worse – Alex Harrowell on how mayoral systems promote celebrity politics over policies, with the inevitable results. The Share-the-Scraps economy – Is the ‘share economy’ merely a euphemism to hide the monetization of every part of…

Worth Reading 147: Inevitable snooker analogies

Here’s why it matters where we draw city limits – A quick lesson in house building and spatial planning incentives from Jonn Elledge. Dear members who read Liberal Democrat Voice, it seems that we aren’t as representative as you thought… – Interesting thoughts…

Worth Reading 139: Hadrian’s tomb

Russell Brand and our political culture – Chris Dillow argues that Brand gets publicity because our political culture as a whole is anti-intellectual. Stuffing envelopes and getting stuffed – An alternative take on Liberal Democrat campaigning by Alex Harrowell. The Laborers Who Keep…

Worth Reading 132: The end of Tiberius Gracchus

Human Rights, Devolution, And The Constrained Authority Of The Westminster Parliament – Because the Human Rights Act is ingrained into the UK’s devolution settlement, Westminster can’t just simply dispose of it. It’s almost like David Cameron is making promises he knows he can’t…

Worth Reading 96: The Five Good Links

Common decency fail at the Huff Post – Jim Jepps on why posting pictures of David Miliband with his flies undone helps to drive politicians further away from the public. Eastleigh – Why There’s No Farage – Because, explains Tim Fenton, despite his…

Worth Reading 93: Unnatural occurrences only from now on

A very short post about Iraq – The Yorkshire Ranter with a succinct response to the ‘I was wrong, but’ brigade. The less well-paid you are when you enter the labour market, the more your degree will now cost – From the LSE’s…

Worth Reading 85: Tie your tie

Do Not Hire John Brown Advertising – Andrew Hickey gets plagiarised. Plagiarist turns up in the comments to provide a great example of chutzpah. It’s Official: Austerity Economics Doesn’t Work – “Having adopted the policies of Keynes in response to a calamitous recession,…

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