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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


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