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If Labour won’t listen to Arnie Graf, should the Liberal Democrats?

Yesterday’s Guardian had a very interesting interview with Arnie Graf, a veteran community organiser from Chicago who Ed Miliband brought in to advise on how to change the way the Labour Party works to make it more effective. Graf produced a report with various recommendations on how to improve the way the party works, but […]

Worth Reading 69: What four emperors do

So what… [fill in blank here] – Fleet Street Fox compares the media coverage of two stories involving fifteen year old girls. The Wormhole Water Wheel – I’m simultaneously amused and scared by the idea of Lawrence Miles inventing a perpetual motion machine. Clegg’s Cornish pasty conference speech – Very good critique by Dan Falchikov. […]

Worth Reading 8: Dead Belgians Don’t Count

And who can tell me which TV series that was the original title for? Tunisia: Lessons of Authoritarian Collapse – Interesting article at the Carnegie Endowment website on historical precedents for the sudden ending of authoritarian governments Tunisia’ Jasmine Revolution – More information on the events, and some regional context, from Mona Eltahawy at the […]

The next Labour Prime Minister…

…will be Yvette Cooper. While some may be bemoaning the fact she didn’t get the role of Shadow Chancellor, she instead gets the much more media-friendly role of being not William Hague Shadow Foreign Secretary for the next few years, allowing her to raise her profile without being linked for or against any major policy […]

What would the Chartists say?

I’m sure there are lots of blog posts about the Labour leadership election today, so I’m not going to add to the crystal ball-gazing about just what Ed Miliband might or might not do now he’s leader of the opposition, or even about the structure of the result, but there is one curious part of […]