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Rob Parsons
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Educational jack of all trades, master of several
Educational jack of all trades, master of several

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Jonathan Agnew ruined my Christmas
Well, that’s not really true. I’m sure Jonathan Agnew is a lovely chap. He wrote an article on 6th Dec in which he suggested that some batters would need to look to their future, and also in which he wondered what the “true” England was. He suggested that t...
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Theresa May
Published in LibDemVoice 1st Nov 2017 I have been struggling for a while to work out Theresa May’s mentality. I have read, as we all have, something of her origins – the vicar’s daughter who ran through a field of wheat. I am aware of her time at the Home O...
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Would we be better governed out of the EU?
Musing about the hard left stance on the EU. As I understand it, they want to leave because the EU is a capitalist neoliberal club governed on behalf of the global elite. The more intelligent left wingers realise that the UK is also a capitalist neoliberal ...
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States, corporations and people
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have a simple view of the world as divided into three great groups of
actors: states, corporations and people. The balance between the
three fluctuates in the long term and the short term. Neoliberalism –
the doctrine that state power is too pervasive and...
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“The Alternative”: some notes on the editors’ introduction
Nandy,
L, Lucas, C and Bowers C, eds (2016), The Alternative, London:
Biteback Publishing The
Alternative is an attempt to sketch the skeleton of a progressive
politics. The editors’ introduction juxtaposes despair and
optimism. It was born in the aftermath...
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The search for justice: Christian involvement in politics
This presentation with notes , is the material I used for a discussion at the Christchurch Think Tank (via the "What's On" link) entitled "The search for justice: Christian involvement in politics". You need to download it to see the notes. I wasn't happy w...
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This is how to respect the referendum result
Originally posted 7th January 2017 on Liberal Democrat Voice . I am frequently told that, as a “Remoaner” I must “respect” the result of the referendum. It seems to me that I am not being asked to respect it so much as to fetishise it. Actually, I do respec...
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"What I really wanted to hear from Remain"
Originally published on LibDem Voice on 23rd Dec 2016 I don’t know who Little Jackie Paper is but I am grateful to her / him for the following comment on   Katharine Pindar’s recent article on EU reform : “What I really wanted to hear from REMAIN in the ref...
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Tin of the year
I bought this in 1973. I used the last peppercorn from it this year. I wonder if there is a museum somewhere that would like to have it.
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Best technology of the year: the delivery paddle
Manufactured somewhere near Newhaven. Pressed hardboard. The originals had no thong. The thong was added after one disappeared through a letter box, and now has teeth marks on it.
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