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Open to your ‘legitimate concerns’

Over the past few weeks, I’ve had a series of emails from Will Straw and others involved in the Stronger In campaign talking about many things and occasionally asking my opinion on what they should do next. (It’s interesting, if unsurprising, that none…

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…

Reluctant Europeans? David Sanders’ lecture on Britain and the European Union

As I’m sure my regular readers have noticed, I’m currently a student in the Department of Government at the University of Essex. The University and the Department have recently been honoured with the appointment of the first Regius Professorship of Political Science which…

Worth Reading 143: In France 16, in Germany 354

Victory in Europe – What Cameron and Osborne actually negotiated and agreed over the UK’s contribution to the EU. Leadership in question – Good piece by Chris Dillow on how the search for strong leaders is a search for a false god. The…

Worth Reading 89: When the walls came tumbling down

Here’s 2013’s first set of links: In an EU referendum, what does NO mean? – Jon Worth looks at Cameron’s latest European strategy and wonders where it might lead. Behaving in politics as if we were normal people – “prefigurative action” – Jon…

Referendum questions

And neither of them is the old ‘is the plural referendums or referenda?’ 1) Various people push the ‘we need a referendum on Europe because the people haven’t had their say on it since 1975’ argument. If that is the case, shouldn’t we…

Why Nick Clegg should be copying Michael Gove

One of the distinguishing traits of a senior politician is to be in possession of a circle of loquacious friends, always ready to talk to the press about things they don’t feel ready to talk about personally in public. Michael Gove’s friends have…

Worth Reading 60: In a minute

Lose your money in the best ever IPO, praise China, cry woe for Europe, then renounce scarcity and move into education. Prospectus for Silicon Valley’s next hot tech IPO, where nothing could possibly go wrong – “Trust us: Once you invest in Ponzify,…

Worth Reading 57: And every one of them a baked bean

Greens, conservatives, drugs, proboscis monkeys and liquid democracy. How’s that mix suit you? Don’t vote Green until they drop the anti-science zealotry – Tom Chivers explains, yet again, why GM crops are not the horrible bogeyman that some like to portray them as.…

Worth Reading 55: Later to be replaced by J2O

Chateau Sucker – Fascinating article from New York magazine about fraud amongst high-end wine connoiseurs. (via) Angela’s Choice – Jason O’Mahony posits that the history of the next fifty years will be determined by what Angela Merkel decides Germany’s path through the Euro…

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