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Monthly Archives: May, 2014


On a warm Thursday, England voted in direct elections in the 32 London boroughs, all 30 metropolitan boroughs, 20 unitary authorities, 74 second-tier district authorities and several mayoral elections. Due … Continue reading

May 25, 2014

Statistics and Lampposts X: Zero Hours Contracts and Caveats

Zero-hours contracts, which means the employer and the employee have no respective obligation to provide or accept working hours, have developed into a political furore. Labour’s Shadow Business Secretary Chuka … Continue reading

May 18, 2014 · 3 Comments

VAT Attack

The Labour party’s new election campaign poster focuses on the rise in VAT, declaring that David Cameron and Nick Clegg are “two peas in a pod”.  When asked about the … Continue reading

May 17, 2014

The Incredible Shrinking Politics

Labour’s political broadcast for the European elections did not mention the European Union once. Labour continues this inapposite trend by not mentioning local councils at all in their local election … Continue reading

May 13, 2014

A Link to the Past 12/05/2014

Here is a selection of some important articles from the past month. James Bloodworth (Left Foot Forward): Behind the headlines: Is it really a ‘shock’ drop in violent crime? Nick … Continue reading

May 12, 2014

European Elections 2014: UKIP and Conservatives

UKIP Simple guitar music strums. Jack Duffin, the UKIP member who ran for presidency of the NUS, overlooks the Westminster parliament, laments: The last two generations have been robbed of … Continue reading

May 10, 2014

European Elections 2014: Liberal Democrats and Labour

  Liberal Democrats “Are you in, or are you out?” says Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg, failing to break out into a direct-to-video Disney song. Mr Clegg continues that leaving … Continue reading

May 8, 2014 · 1 Comment