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Monthly Archives: September, 2013

Larger than the EU

Reading through Ed Miliband’s 2013 conference speech, it’s easy to impress that it was written in a similar fashion to Radiohead’s Kid A album: lyrical fragments, denude of context, fused … Continue reading

September 29, 2013

A Lack of Energy II

The kernel of Ed Miliband’s latest energy policy is the idea that governments can edict price controls to raise living standards. This policy is part of Labour’s theme about the … Continue reading

September 28, 2013

A Lack of Energy

Labour leader Ed Miliband has pledged to freeze gas and electricity prices for 20 months for every home and business, for 20 months if the party wins the 2015 General … Continue reading

September 27, 2013

Merkel’s Steady Hands

Chancellor Angela Merkel’s party have taken 311 seats in the Bundestag, out of 630 seats. The Christian Democratic Union and Christian Social Union of Bavaria (CDU-CSU) had their best result … Continue reading

September 23, 2013

Gran Theft Auto V and Merchants of Moral Panic

In response to the release of Rockstar North’s Gran Theft Auto V, Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg warned of the “corrosive” effect of computer games on players, in his LBC … Continue reading

September 22, 2013

Judging Our Souls

Michael McManus, a researcher and policy advisor at the European Parliament, says why he is not a libertarian, in his article at The Backbencher . It begins: You cannot be … Continue reading

September 18, 2013

A Voice for Men and Public Justice

During last week’s edition of BBC Question Time, the official Twitter account quoted the group A Voice for Men, causing some controversy. “Any woman falsely accusing man of rape should … Continue reading

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