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Lost referendums don’t lead to a return to the political status quo

The two major referendums we’ve had during this Parliament – 2011’s on AV and 2014’s on Scottish independence – were both very different, but I think the after effect of both of them has been quite similar. In both cases, it was expected…

Worth Reading 50: One L of a good time

Half a century down, how many more to go? Leicester’s Mayor sacks the man supposed to scrutinise him – As many cities reject the idea of an elected Mayor, Jonathan Calder provides an example of why mayors don’t make for good governance. Electoral…

Worth Reading 42: Where Chris Chibnall rules

Warning: contains a double dose of tactical nuclear bastard. The 24 types of Libertarian – Cut out and use as a game of bingo in certain comments threads. (via) Liberal – but not so democratic in the Lords – James Graham looks at…

Worth Reading 38: Strontium Dogs

Did aliens establish a primitive postcode system in ancient Britain? – The answer, of course, is ‘no’, but what a great headline. Would cannibalism cost you your bonus in the banks? – “The defence given by learned counsel on that would be that…

Worth Reading 37: The rise of little boots

Libertarian Liberties – A quite hair-raising post by Anna Raccoon on some of the bizarre characters who run the Libertarian Party. NUS Democracy? – Interesting news for us former Student Union hacks, as Free Radical reports on moves to abandon attempts to democratize…

Worth Reading 36: Square triangles

Around the world in five links: America: The Grim Truth – “I am not writing this to scare you. I write this to you as a friend. If you are able to read and understand what I’ve written here, then you are a…

Worth Reading 33: First preference

Probably far too many AV links for some people, but never mind… This Movie Made Me Feel Bad To Be Alive: A Review Of Sucker Punch – This looked atrocious from the trailers, but the reality of the film appears to be even…

Worth Reading 31: One for every day of the month

And still they come… The Best Alternative Histories in Literature – A list of 25 from the Abebooks site. The ten of the list I’ve read are good, so I’ll have to start working my way through the rest. A Truly Fair Tax…

Worth Reading 24: Still a better channel than ITV News

Yes, we still have links, even if we don’t have much other content: The Battle for the No Campaign and a Prime Minister in Peril – Interesting WSJ piece on the AV referendum. I’d question some of the assumptions in it, but worth…

Yes to Fairer Votes in Colchester

I’ve had word that there’s going to be an informal meeting for people in Colchester interested in the Yes to Fairer Votes campaign. It’ll be at the Albert pub on Cowdray Avenue on Friday night, starting aroun 7.30pm. Details and more information here.…

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