Browsing All posts tagged under »Conservatives«

Economic gloom spells trouble for Tories

November 30, 2011

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One could almost feel sorry for George Osborne as he faced the House of Commons to deliver his bleak autumn statement, knowing he was about to paint a dismal picture of the British economy and undermine his own claims of competency in handling its problems. That is, if one was able to forget that he […]

Lies and the ‘politics of consensus’

November 11, 2010

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Nobody should condone the violence that marked yesterday’s demonstration against increased tuition fees, as I heard several people do. Yet it is clear that, just as a handful of hooligans taint ordinary football fans, those protestors that went too far were in a minority, with most of the 50,000 or so people that took to […]

Coalition divided

September 29, 2010

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David Miliband’s retirement from frontline politics was always going to dominate the news agenda once it was announced, and given the day the coalition government had been having up until that point you could forgive Cameron and co for being mighty relieved that the spotlight was off them at a moment when divisions within it […]

Steps forward in libel law reform

February 7, 2010

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Most journalists await with anticipation news of libel law reform, and indeed what an incoming Conservative government might think about the current situation. The Sunday Times reported back in November that Lord Lester was drawing up a defamation reform bill to protect free speech and put an end to practices like libel tourism. It is […]

More airbrushing, David?

January 7, 2010

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How embarrassing for David Cameron! His ugly mug needs some airbrushing to make him look presentable for the British public. What’s next? A wig to hide his receding hairline? I find it strange how everybody seems to have picked up on the fact that Cameron’s face has been airbrushed, everybody seems to have missed the […]

Labour shooting itself in the foot (again)

January 6, 2010

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So yet another ‘coup’ against Gordon Brown appears to be underway. What is the point? This one was destined to fail, due in part that the ministerial careers of Patricia Hewitt and Geoff Hoon are over due to their own failings, and in part to the fact that nobody in the Labour Party really thinks […]

Tory bloggers

November 29, 2009

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An illuminating discussion with the Mirror’s Kevin Maguire last week, during which he referred to how the blogging world has become dominated by right-wingers. He attributed this to the fact that the internet in general, and the act of blogging in particular, has grown-up at a time when a supposedly left-wing Labour government is in […]