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The Economist: On one page, Havel and the Dalai Lama; on the next, Gingrich, Paul and Romney

The final Economist magazine of 2011 provokes complex responses for many, I’d think.  Pages 27-29 offer a painstaking obituary of the former Czech President, Vaclav Havel (1936-2011).  The following pages, 30-31, provide an analysis of the US presidential prospects of Republican … Continue reading

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Ed hapless; future hopeless; LibDems shameless (unless they cross the floor)?

Ed Miliband continues to lack traction with the electorate; Nick Clegg tilts at EU rainbows whilst fully aware that David Cameron, holding the LibDems over a barrel, barely cares; unemployment is approaching 3 million. How much worse can it get? … Continue reading

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Roll on 5 May, Councillor Bradley?

Spring.  The days get longer, and my personal livid gets stronger.  Not a healthy state for anyone, but with a fair wind perhaps we shall see a degree of amelioration on 5 May (UK local and devolved government election day). … Continue reading

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Clone man backroom

We read today that David Cameron wants to replace some members of his Downing Street backroom advisory team following the resignation of his director of communications, Andy Coulson. Sadly, it surprises me not at all that every one of those I’ve seen reported as … Continue reading

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Crime rate website may serve right-wing politicians well

Reports that the new local area crime figures website crashed within minutes of its launch today (1 February 2011) do tempt a wry smile and a weary ‘as ever…’..     The site is intended to show numbers of offences reported in any local street, by … Continue reading

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One woman, loadsa chaps in Oldham election

What do the Conservatives, Green Party, LibDems, UKIP and five other smaller political parties have in common in the Oldham East and Saddleworth by-election today? The answer is that they are all fielding male candidates; so these comprise 90% of … Continue reading

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