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Trading human rights for prosperity

We probably shouldn’t be surprised at the news that the Permanent Secretary at the Foreign Office has declared that the ‘prosperity agenda’ is now more important than human rights in British foreign policy. We’re the country that hosts DSEI every year, after all,…

Worth Reading 162: A season of baseball

Philip K. Dick was right: we are becoming androids – “The deep problem, for Dick, wasn’t that mechanisms might become more manlike. It’s that men might be reduced to mechanisms.” Why I Just Cancelled My Direct Debit To The Electoral Reform Society –…

The William Hague guide to truly open government

Despite the assurances from Blair and Mandelson, Conservative shadow foreign secretary William Hague said that ministers should now release all documentation of their meetings with Gaddafi and his son, to prove beyond doubt that the fate of Megrahi had not been part of…

Shoulda, woulda, coulda

I suppose I should be glad that my gym gives out free copies of the Daily Mail, because if they hadn’t, I’d never have known that they were posing the question of ‘Should Britain invade Zimbabwe?‘ For those of you wondering what might…