Tag Archives: DE-governance

LibDem MPs must cross the floor to Labour, now

Ed Miliband finally concurs with me, that LibDem MPs of integrity must cross the floor to Labour. In today’s Observer he says it is “late, but not too late” for any LibDems of good faith to join him on the … Continue reading

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Zeroing the deficit zoom, zoom: essentially a grim vanity project?

Is the frenetic rush to reduce the deficit in reality more about the Chancellor’s ego, than about the UK economy? It doesn’t take a great economist to see that when people don’t have a job, other working people are also vulnerable to unemployment.  … Continue reading

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Going for broke(n society)

Others have already proffered more complex analysis of the Osborne Budget that I can.  Few however can be more angry than I about what it will mean for large numbers of our fellow citizens.  You may be equally as appalled as … Continue reading

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What part of ‘ConDemistas: incompetent’ don’t we understand?

If there was ever any sheen to the Coalition’s domestic ‘policy’, that is now well and truly gone. Whether health, educational or even generic issues such as their self-styled Big Society, it’s pretty clear that ConDem ministers have made little effort … Continue reading

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Whoever heard of double devolution? ‘Big Society’ sounds better (but isn’t)

You may remember ‘double devolution’; but if you do it’s probably because you are a politically progressive activist.  Double devolution was the name given when Labour was in power by then Communities Secretary Hazel Blears, and her ministerial colleague Andrew … Continue reading

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Inside Job – the film we (and George Osborne) really, really need to study

We went to see the film Inside Job this evening.  A hit at the Cannes Film Festival last year, it was also an Academy nominee for the Best Documentary in 2010. Written and produced by Charles Ferguson, this film demonstrates beyond doubt that the 2008 meltdown … Continue reading

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LibDems must cross the floor – before it’s all too late

It’s said we in the UK are stuck with the nightmare of Conservative slash-and-burn for a full five years.  The Conservatives’ oh-so-junior partners, the Liberal Democrats, are in this view unwilling and afraid to say Stop. I don’t agree.  It doesn’t have to be … Continue reading

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