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2015 General Election Day 6: #nicolasturgeonsfault

This was meant to be a relatively quiet period in the campaign, wasn’t it? Thanks to Nicola Sturgeon doing moderately well in the leaders’ debate on Thursday, it seems the right-wing press have gone back to their 2010 election manuals and begun monstering…

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…

Carswell starts the UKIP faction fight early

When I wrote yesterday that UKIP’s future looks to feature a big fight between its various factions, I hadn’t expected it to start in earnest until after the election. Even with a lot of underlying tensions visible in the current battles over candidate…

The future of UKIP: when Farage goes, watch out for the big fight

This post from Alex Harrowell on the travails of UKIP candidate selection and this post on Conservative Home about the five different types of UKIPper (itself a variation on Alex’s ‘Three UKIPs’ idea) got me thinking before Christmas, and for once those thoughts…

Worth Reading 146: The end of Carthage

A Rape on Campus: A Brutal Assault and Struggle for Justice at UVA – Be warned, this story does describe some pretty horrible incidents, but it’s worth reading for the exposure of how rape culture is permitted by institutional power. On Countering The…

Worth Reading 141: Hide this number

An election that UKIP should have won? – Matthew Goodwin looks at the South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner election and questions why they didn’t win it. Lez Miserable – A personal account of how every public high-profile coming out helps to make…

Worth Reading 136: Amateur broadcasting starts here

Have England’s universities been privatised by stealth? – How fees have radically changed higher education. Some Thoughts On Online Voting – Why introducing it would bring in a whole load of new security concerns. Iran: The Ayatollah succession question – A report from…

Worth Reading 135: Sesquiquadrate

The World Is Squared – Episode 3: The Greek Calends – If you’ve not been following Daniel Davies’ round-the-world dispatches for Crooked Timber, you should be. This is the latest one. Why I HATE Malala Yousafzai – No, it’s not the predictable contrarian…

Carswell’s victory in Clacton: Trend or outlier?

A couple of months ago, I wrote: It seems that UKIP are very good at getting out the vote, but they’ll need to broaden the number of people willing to vote for them to have a serious chance of winning a Westminster seat.…

Worth Reading 134: Offences not specifically mentioned in this chapter

It’s federal election time! – Probably only of interest to Lib Dems, but Jennie Rigg will be doing questions for federal committee candidates again, and wants your input on what to ask them. Utter scumbags – “What I cannot accept, however, is the…

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