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2015 General Election Day 29: My intentions are getting firmer

Let’s start with a couple of tales from the doorsteps, and see which one you find the most amusing. Both of them are from Devon, so maybe they do elections differently down there. First, we have the Greens of Exeter with a complaint:…

2015 General Election Day 16: After a Tory victory, this blog will be sold off at half price

Another day, another Tory policy announced and ends up spinning off the rails before lunchtime. I’d seen mention of extending Right To Buy to housing associations last night, just after we were getting over the momentary excitement at the thought of Hampstead and…

2015 General Election Day 13: Come on Tim!

After lamenting the lack of public engagement in the campaign yesterday, I should start this post with some praise for our local Greens who have held a public meeting for people to meet and question their candidates. If you want to know what…

The Green Party video: reaching voters other parties can’t reach?

The Green Party’s ‘Change The Tune’ election broadcast has generated quite a response since it was first released on Wednesday. Most of that reaction – and I include my initial ones – to it was pretty derisory, with lots of political types on…

2015 General Election Day 10: A sudden interest in tax

Yesterday, it was feeling like this election campaign was going to be a long haul of staged photo opportunities and announcements of policies that we’d already heard dozens of times before. As John Lanchester discusses here, thanks to knowing when the election would…

New poll: 36% of Britons support a basic income

Here’s something interesting I noticed on Twitter earlier today: Do you support the idea of a #CitizensIncome? 36% Yes. 40% No. (Via @ComResPolls) pic.twitter.com/l9uAiYsLkp — May2015 (@May2015NS) March 6, 2015 It appears to come from a ComRes poll testing support for Green Party…

Worth Reading 159: You can’t checkout from here

Times Like These – Flying Rodent argues that we take the Times far too seriously – indeed, the fact that its habitual grovelling to power isn’t a national joke says a lot about us as a nation. A different cluetrain – Charles Stross…

Worth Reading 157: Carthago Delenda Est

What ISIS Really Wants – Long but very good piece about the history, ideology and theology of the Islamic State. The national interest demands it, let’s ban golf courses – If you think solar farms are a waste of productive land, why do…

The Greens, Citizens Income and how journalists still don’t understand how political parties work

After it flared up into media prominence over the last week, the Telegraph today eagerly covered the news that the Green Party won’t be including Citizens Income as a policy in their General Election manifesto. However, there seems to be a problem with…

The Greens and policy-making within parties

There’s a certain inevitability in the fact that the day after the Greens break through 10% in a poll, a ‘look at all these wacky Green policies’ article appears in the Telegraph. Those of us with long memories will remember similar articles appearing…

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