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David Cameron believes his own spin

George Monbiot in today’s Guardian brings us the news that David Cameron has been writing to the leader of Oxfordshire County Council to complain about the council’s reduction in services. Probably unsure if he had an actual letter from the Prime Minister or…

Worth Reading 182: Without a blink

Political Madness Gone Correct – Flying Rodent writes a post I was thinking of doing, on why the supposed threat to free speech on university campuses is anything but. “It’s worth noting that the loudest screamers about campus activism broadly use student dafties…

Slouching towards post-democracy

Amidst the blizzard of tasteful words hiding monstrous schemes that made up David Cameron’s speech yesterday, there was one part that felt out of place with the rest of the recent Tory rhetoric. When he was talking about schools, he said this: So…

Mickey Bricks, Prime Minister

They call it the long con. You find your mark, someone with lots of money and a desire for something they can’t get and a willingness to bend the rules to get it. Then you tell him you know exactly how he can…

2015 General Election Day 34: Who can answer the Balustrade Lanyard question?

I do enjoy it when elections give British people the chance to passive-aggressively display their arguments to the rest of the world: More from our occasional series on the conflicted households of Holborn and St Pancras. #greenorlabourhere pic.twitter.com/rCpwCqrwPi — Sian Berry (@sianberry) May…

Leaders’ Question Time and the future of election debates

That’s the end of the set piece events for this election, so the politicians will be relaxing and not expecting to be facing any more tough questions until around this time next week. Of course then they’ll actually have to come up with…

2015 General Election Day 27: Cordon sanitaire

This morning, I had a feeling that the Telegraph’s story about Tory preparations for a Boris Johnson coup was going to be the big story of the day, hence why I dashed off a quick post about it. In my defence, how was…

If Tories want to dump Cameron for Johnson, Boris’s own words will count against him

I think we might be in the election silly season, as today we’re getting swamped by odd stories and speculation. This includes the idea that if the Tories don’t get a majority, David Cameron will step down and allow Boris Johnson to be…

2015 General Election Day 14: Not making any dramatic commitments

A late post today because I’ve been out for most of it (in London seeing The Commitments, if you want to know) so perhaps not been given the election my full and undivided attention. We’ll start with today’s dip into Election Leaflets which…

2015 General Election Day 12: Ahead in the crucial constituency of Potemkin West

Another day, another series of set-piece speeches and photo opportunities. Marina Hyde in the Guardian does a very good job of catching the sterility of this election campaign, where the general public are being kept as far away from it as possible as…

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