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Monthly Archives: September, 2015

Against Populism

Standing up for the people, the honest and hard-working voters, against the corrupt and maleficent¬†elites is the universal cry of populists. “Liberal metropolitan elite” On the eve of the 2015 … Continue reading

September 27, 2015 · 1 Comment

Policy Coherence

Politics must make sense. Another reason as to why the adoption of a popular public policy by a political party may not lead to rises in electoral support is coherence. … Continue reading

September 25, 2015

Ashes

It was British politics and social media at its most trivial and putrid. Conservative peer Lord Ashcroft, assisted by political journalist Isabel Oakeshott, has released a biography of the Prime … Continue reading

September 22, 2015 · 1 Comment

The Corbyn Contradiction

It has been a week since Jeremy Corbyn, the MP for Islington North since 1983, was elected as leader of the Labour Party [1]. There has been much consternation about … Continue reading

September 19, 2015

Honest Debates

Over at Open Democracy, Jeremy Gilbert has written an open letter of questionable seriousness to Blairite MPs in the Labour party [1]. Here are some excerpts: Instead you simply accept, … Continue reading

September 17, 2015

On the Trade Union Bill

Parliament backed the Trade Union Bill, which proposes a 50% quorum on industrial action, by 33 votes at its second reading [1]. In response, the Trades Union Congress (TUC) has … Continue reading

September 15, 2015

A Link to the Past 14/09/2015

Articles Roger Bootle (Telegraph): What are we to think of Jeremy Corbyn’s ‘people’s QE’? Sam Bowman (International Business Times): Jeremy Corbyn and the inequality myth: Sorry Labour lefties, your new … Continue reading

September 14, 2015