Tag Archives: Elections

Polly Toynbee vs. Ed Balls

Last week I briefly glimpsed an interview with Ed Balls, Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer and major figure in the British Labour Party. It was a general discussion on the Tories (misnamed) Autumn statement. The interviewer, whose name I forget, … Continue reading

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An Occasional Murdoch, NHS and Misogyny Roundup

Rupert Murdoch ate a mountain of humble pie at the Levinson inquiry and looked distinctly uncomfortable with his newfound humility. That’s a thing of the past. Murdoch reveals his true feelings on Twitter: “Told UK’s Cameron receiving scumbag celebrities pushing … Continue reading

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The BBC And The NHS

I think Martin Shovel doesn’t get the recognition that his wit and drawing skills deserve. In this case he details with the BBC’s attitude to the NHS: Those readers unfamiliar with the issues would do well to read Oliver Huitson’s … Continue reading

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The Nasty Party In 2012

I suppose, like many who take a passing interest in politics, that I have watched a fair few party political conferences, but what we see on television is only part of it. Decca Aitkenhead ably reveals the Nasty Party: “It’s … Continue reading

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Toynbee on Cameron And Thatcher.

Polly Toynbee is right to argue, despite its supposed fluffiness, that the Cameron administration is even to the right of Margaret Thatcher: “When Cameron assumed leadership of a party that had lost three elections, the focus groups warned him to … Continue reading

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Ed Miliband, Owen Jones And A Poverty Of Ambition

I don’t tend to comment on domestic British politics, much of it is uninspiring and would bore a sloth off of a tree. Notwithstanding that, I couldn’t let the much heralded Ed Miliband interview in the New Statesman pass without … Continue reading

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London Elections Results 2012

I should have posted this before, but forgot. These are some good sites with details of the election results. They are getting inundated with requests so are a bit slow on occasions. London Elects. London Elects Mayor of London. The … Continue reading

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Sudan, Syria, London and Election Bits.

So much happening across the world and so little (infinite) blogging space to put it into. The Sudanese government seems to be itching for a war in the region and it is the people that really suffer, the Indy reports … Continue reading

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In The USA, Meet Arthur Jones, Antisemite In The GOP

In light of recent events I am sure we will be told that Arthur Jones is only an “anti-Zionist”, but you make up your own mind on him: “A congressional candidate running as a Republican in the upcoming Illinois primary … Continue reading

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