- @Frances_Coppola Are you going to fillet this polemic? 1 hour ago
- @Frances_Coppola Doesn’t that assume that the Cold War is actually over? 1 hour ago
- RT @Gilesyb: You can find a fair smattering of nonsense in this piece by Louis de Bernières - I'd pick the blithe belief in "Johnson pullin… 1 hour ago
- RT @chrishanretty: "Louis de Bernières on Brexit" is more or less what you would expect from a 65 year old man living in Bungay https://t.c… 1 hour ago
- @johnb78 @djackmanson ‘In every generation, the British Parliament seems to be dying.’ researchgate.net/publication/30… 2 hours ago
- RT @dlknowles: Every time I go to a supermarket in America I find myself missing Tesco and if that isn't a sign that American capitalism ha… 2 hours ago
- RT @oldtrotter: The reason the monarch moved around the country was to demonstrate power, not to give it away. That was the purpose of Henr… 2 hours ago
- RT @johnb78: Although the Express/Python thing is funny, it is worth remembering that the current UK passport says QUIM at the top of it in… 2 hours ago
- RT @ProfDaveAndress: How "quick on its feet, and responsive" can you be against a shameless looter who will tell one lie in the morning, an… 2 hours ago
- RT @BEERG: The level of delusion displayed in this article is staggering, on so many levels. Apparently, where the UK has ended up on Brexi… 2 hours ago
- As President Woodrow Wilson said, “I not only use all the brains that I have, but all that I can borrow.” twitter.com/simonheath1/st… 2 hours ago
- This is, er, an interesting corporate approach to monitoring employees’ financial well-being! (HT @dds180) twitter.com/oregonprogress… 2 hours ago
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- Brexit: Where do we go from here?
- Do people want a new centrist party?
- A tale of two constituencies
- Brexit as a bad career move
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Monthly Archives: January 2015
A couple of reports on welfare social security spending came out either side of Christmas. The Institute for Fiscal Studies noted that, while spending is forecast to fall as a percentage of GDP, it is still set to rise in … Continue reading
There are, broadly, two views about future technological advances doing the rounds at the moment. I’ve nicknamed them Tech Yeah! and Tech Meh! Tech Yeah! is the more mainstream of the two. You hear it from the futurologists at management conferences and in … Continue reading
Increasing the threshold for strike ballots is back on the Conservatives’ agenda again. Trade unions are arguing against it based on the fact that a lot of MPs and most recent governments have been elected by a minority of voters. It’s a … Continue reading
A bit of a row blew up over Christmas and New Year about the government’s claim to have halved the deficit. Frazer Nelson called them out over it, saying that they hadn’t halved it at all. A government spokesman replied to … Continue reading
Adam Memon and the Centre for Policy Studies reckons I’m an Economic Defeatist and that the cuts proposed by George Osborne for the next parliament are “both necessary and feasible“. The cuts are necessary, says Adam, because debt interest payments are … Continue reading