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Chris Huhne has got a terrible lion up his end

Chris Huhne is right in it, if reports in the Sunday Times and Mail on Sunday are to be believed. This is from the Staggers blog on the New Statesman: Following last week’s story that Huhne asked an associate to … Continue reading

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Nick Clegg’s Social Mobility Strategy: targeting the wrong thing in the wrong way for the wrong reasons.

“It’s the law of inverse relevance. The less you intend to do about something, the more you have to keep talking about it.” – Sir Arnold Robinson, Yes Minister. Nick Clegg has launched a social mobility strategy. A hefty report was … Continue reading

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The Libya fiasco: Continuity New Labour?

David Cameron is obviously a fan of Tony Blair. That’s been clear ever since he branded himself the “heir to Blair” months into his stint as Tory leader. The admiration also appears to be reciprocal – Blair said he supported … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Barnsley Central: another Lib Dem disaster

Before anyone starts designing “Ed Miliband: Prime Minister in 2015” mugs, let’s remember that this was an average performance for Labour in Barnsley Central. Yes, they won 60.8% of the vote, but that’s almost exactly the same figure they won in … Continue reading

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No2AV plays the Nick Clegg card

It was obvious that No2AV were going to play the Nick Clegg card at some point. Seeing as he’s now one of the most unpopular men in Britain, tying him to the AV campaign was going to be something they … Continue reading

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The Lib Dems in government part 5: the secret tapes edition

Just before the general election I went to a hustings in my hometown, with my parents and some family friends. This was just after the first leaders debate and the outbreak of Cleggmania. Our constituency had been represented, for the … Continue reading

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2010 Dick of the Year: Wayne Rooney

The very last post of 2010 *sobs* I wrote this for Bright Green Scotland; it’s my nomination for 2010’s Dick of the Year. Enjoy! I’m not nominating Wayne Rooney because of his woeful World Cup performances. As Bill Bailey has … Continue reading

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