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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…

Worth reading 129: Ten primes make you happy

Libertarian ‘Utopia’ Styled After Ayn Rand Book Spectacularly Falls Apart Almost Immediately – Almost too good to be true, but it turns out that libertarians are really easy to con with utopian scams. The real Olive Garden scandal: Why greedy hedge funders suddenly…

Some thoughts for the day after the vote before

A few thoughts: 1) We don’t need a Dangerous Devolution Act After decades of people talking about Britain needs to change, David Cameron appears to have put the accelerator right down, and in order to balance Scotland’s Devo Max England, Wales and Northern…

How I would have voted in Scotland – and why I’m glad I didn’t get a say

While I’ve been talking about the Scottish independence referendum online over the last few weeks, I’ve been careful to try not to talk about how I would have voted, or to tell the people of Scotland how to vote. If you want to…

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…

The referendum issues

Yes, the burning issue here is the old one – is the plural referendums or referenda? First up, interesting news from Wales where there’ll be a referendum at the start of March on granting new powers to the Welsh Assembly. The interesting part…

Vote Yes

The website for the yes campaign in the AV referendum is finally up and running, so you can now get along there and sign up to support and help out in whatever way you wish. There’s also the Take Back Parliament campaign –…

Take Back Parliament in Essex

Just a brief note to say that I’ve been informed of a Take Back Parliament (the organisation campaigning for a Yes vote in the referendum on the voting system next year) meeting for Essex that’s happening next Tuesday. It’s at 7.30pm in the…

Just a question

I’m wondering how much it would cost to organise a speaking tour of Australian republicans who voted ‘no’ in their 1999 referendum on establishing a republic, on the grounds that it wasn’t quite the sort of republic they wanted? (The possible audience being…

An apology to Lord Hanningfield

I recently wrote a post based on an article on Conservative Home that appeared to have been written by Lord Hanningfield, the leader of Essex County Council. Having seen the latest in their series of articles by ‘Lord Hanningfield’, it’s clear to me…

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