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David Timoney
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White, European male. Not yet dead.
White, European male. Not yet dead.

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Seeing Owen Patterson on the platform as the European Research Group launched its report on the Northern Ireland border recalled to mind one of the most striking metaphors of recent years ...
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The significance of the IPPR report, Prosperity and Justice: A Plan for the New Economy, is that it would not have been produced as recently as five year ago ...
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This is a follow-up post to my earlier review of David Edgerton's The Rise and Fall of the British Nation: A Twentieth Century History, looking at the contemporary politic situation in light of the postwar "national economy" ...
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I saw Gregory's Girl at the weekend for the first time this century and was struck by a couple of elements that time has not been kind to ...
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One thing that the recent spat between Donald Trump and the Iranian government made clear is that the US President's rhetorical style is closer to that of a Middle Eastern politician than one versed in American or European discourse ...
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Since the right lost control of the Labour Party machine, they have turned to demanding independent adjudication of policies and behaviours. Two recent examples are the insistence that the IHRA definition of antisemitism be adopted unqualified, and the claim by John Woodcock and his supporters that the accusations of harassment made against him could only be fairly judged by an independent inquiry ...
The Fetish of Regulation
The Fetish of Regulation
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The UK's relationship with the EEC and later the EU was unusual because "Europe" as an ideal never took on a positive national political role here, as it did in most other member states ...
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Despite Boris Johnson's definition of it as a "turd", the Chequers' statement remains very much an example of "cake" ...
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That the World Cup in Russia has turned out to be so entertaining is largely down to the poor quality of strikers ...
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That the pro-EU Tory "rebels" have neither rebelled nor secured any meaningful concessions from the government should not come as a surprise ...
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