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Iain Duncan Smith Caught Lying By The Economist

Politicians do not like being told that they lie. The English language hides the necessary directness beneath such wording as disingenuous, economical with the truth or actualité. But even the Economist, frequently feriously supportitive of the Tories, has conceded that … Continue reading

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What Have the LibDems Done For Us?

H/T: @joedgoldberg

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Hammers, Murder In Woolwich And The Usual Suspects

When you have a hammer everything looks like a nail, or so the adage goes. One thing was obvious after the terrible murder in Woolwich, how it would bring out the usual suspects and their agendas. With their predictable hammers … Continue reading

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The Absurdity Of The Margaret Thatcher Memorial Library

There is some discussion in the media of a Margaret Thatcher Memorial library, as a way of preserving her memory. It is common for retired presidents of the United States to create a library where their monumental decisions, which could … Continue reading

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Thatcher’s Style Of Politics, According To Spitting Image

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Railways: A Manifestation Of Thatcherism

During the post-war period the railways were nationalised after years of neglect by private owners, in many ways they were seen as key to building and enhancing Britain’s infrastructure. Thatcherism changed all of that. Two of its key aims were … Continue reading

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A Few Thoughts on Thatcher’s demise

Had you asked me five or ten years ago what I thought of Margaret Thatcher then I would have let forth a stream of invective and only subsided as my blood pressure reached a critical point. But now on reflection … Continue reading

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IDS: Iain Duncan Smith And His Wikipedia Entry

Whilst having a laugh at Iain Duncan Smith’s wiki entry (notice his profession), please sign the change.org petition to make him live on £53 per week.

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Genteel Racism at Liberal Conspiracy And Cranks Around Up

We tend to think of anti-Jewish sentiment as coming from the Far Right, yet nowadays it is fairly common to find examples of it on liberal or left wing web sites. It is not overt or blunt as found amongst … Continue reading

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Boris Johnson Lying Through His Teeth

The BBC gets a lot of stick nowadays, but this small clip, where Eddie Mair questions the London Mayor, Boris Johnson is worth its weight in gold. Apparently, Boris Johnson: The Irresistible Rise will be broadcast on BBC Two at … Continue reading

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China’s Gulags, Tories Fiddle The Law And LibDem Porridge

Years back, as older readers will testify, one of the major criticisms of the Soviet Union was its arbitrary use of the gulag. Most of us have thought they were a relic of the past where Kings and despotic rulers … Continue reading

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On France, Richard Dawkins And Atos

The French President has stated what might be obvious to many people, but seems to go unsaid in Britain, that the victims in Toulouse last year were killed because they were Jews. A similar point should have been made in … Continue reading

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Orwell, Atos and The Tories

Like many, I have read most of Orwell’s work, discussed and debated what he was trying to get at and even questioned some of his later decisions. Not unsurprisingly there is a lot to get to grips with. He was … Continue reading

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Tories, Adulterated Food And Horsemeat

You might suppose, given the recent outburst by Lord Dalmeny, that the Tories are either fools or knaves. Such an assessment is fairly incontestable, but the horse meat scandal has shone a stronger light on the Tories’ conduct and actions … Continue reading

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Mark Steel On The Ryan Air Attitude To Running Society

I am not Mark Steel’s biggest fan but his lacerating of privatisation in this clip is excellent, particularly the part about libraries and the Ryanair attitude to running society.

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Summing Up The Tories And LibDems

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Chagossians, An innumerate Iain Duncan Smith And More

I had hoped to start 2013 on a better footing, with longer, more thoughtful post but time and life are not so generous. I think the plight of the Chagossians deserves a wider audience: “For the uninitiated, in the 1960s, … Continue reading

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Read Sue Marsh

Whatever you wish to know about underfunding, low staff morale and the failing nature of the NHS read Sue Marsh. If you can read The Twilight Times, without a slight tear, or shaking your head, then you are better than … Continue reading

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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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