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5 Things Nick Clegg Could Learn From Peter Capaldi

Doctor Who returns to BBC One tonight with the first full appearance of Peter Capaldi’s Twelfth Doctor. It’s been noted many times that Liberal Democrats tend to be bigger fans of Doctor Who – and SF in general – than members of other…

If you want to stop Russia, calling for England to host the 2018 World Cup is a bad idea

One of the small highlights of the recent World Cup for me was the BBC showing the official FIFA World Cup films on BBC Two on weekend mornings. In the 1982 film – G’Ole! – there’s a moment near the end when the…

In praise of Nick Clegg

I have been accused by some of being far too negative about our party leader to which my response has been that when he does do something right, I’ll be positive about him. Which is why it was good to see Nick Clegg…

If we’re only monsters on Sundays, is that all right?

One of the most interesting features of international treaties and conventions is the loophole clauses that state when they don’t apply. For instance, the Geneva Conventions don’t apply on alternate Thursdays between 7am and 9.30am and there’s a complex formula to determine when…

We could have been anything that we wanted to be

We could’ve been anything we wanted to be But don’t it make your heart glad That we decided, a fact we take pride in We became the best at being bad If you don’t know it, it’s from Bugsy Malone, but for me…

Does Clegg want to dissolve his membership and elect another?

A bit of Brecht for a Tuesday. After the uprising of the 17th of June The Secretary of the Writers’ Union Had leaflets distributed in the Stalinallee Stating that the people Had forfeited the confidence of the government And could win it back…

Video: Nick Clegg and Mike Thornton in Eastleigh

I went to help out in the Eastleigh by-election yesterday, and it turned out to be a day when Nick Clegg came down to campaign as well. At the end of the day, with a lot of volunteers gathered back at Lib Dem…

Worth Reading 87: Gettysburg

An open letter to the British judicial system – From a cyclist, pointing out the ridiculously small sentences handed out to motorists who’ve killed or injured cyclists. My reply to Nick Clegg’s civil liberties email today – Jo Shaw writes at Liberal Democrats…

I agree with Nick

Not a headline I was expecting to give to a blog post any time soon, but occasionally Nick Clegg does speak up in favour of Liberal Democrat party policy. Today he’s talking about drugs and becoming probably the most senior UK politician to…

Worth Reading 72: A pretty good year to be born

Including two from the Telegraph, in what’s probably a first: Drug laws and evidence-based policy: it’s time to start doing experiments on the British people – One day, someone at the Telegraph is going to sack Tom Chivers for injecting sense into their…