Tag Archives: George Osborne

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 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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Paralympics: George Osborne booed

Getting booed at the Paralympics must be the highlight of George Osborne’s murky career: Nye Bevan had it right: “That is why no amount of cajolery, and no attempts at ethical or social seduction, can eradicate from my heart a … Continue reading

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