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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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How can we reduce inequality?
First posted on Liberal Democrat Voice . I want somebody to take away from me what I have and give it to other people. I’m a pensioner in a comfortable place in the most comfortable part of the UK, the south-east. Our incomes are high relative to every othe...
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Glyndimandias
Seen near Glynde Glyndimandias I met a traveller from a Sussex land, Who said—“Two vast and pointless trunks of stone Stand by the road. . . . Near them, on the earth Half sunk a ticket kiosk lies, whose shattered frown, And wrinkled schedule, and lack of m...
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Glyndimandias
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The Möbius strip
I have a Möbius strip. On one side of it is Boris Johnson, on the other, any of the nastier ayatollahs. They merge seamlessly into one another. Johnson’s jibe about letter boxes has had exactly the required effect – attention. Two separate issues become one...
The Möbius strip
The Möbius strip
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In which I fail to write a brief history of Universal Credit
I set out to write a brief history of Universal Credit since 2010, but I realised when writing it that that is not possible, because it is in fact a brief history of government incompetence, falsehood and vindictiveness. Universal Credit is a great idea tha...
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Let's not be the radical party
First posted on LibDemVoice. I find the word “radical” increasingly difficult nowadays. It has become a shibboleth. Whatever is being pitched has to be framed as radical. And everybody knows exactly what it means and says so with great authority. The troubl...
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"Ashamed to be British"
I’ve been mulling over for a while blogging about an oft used phrase “makes me ashamed to be British (or English)”. As usual Nigel Farage has tipped me over the edge. The BBC has a survey about attitudes towards Englishness in which it appears that young pe...
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Equal Power, and how you can make it happen
First published on LibDemVoice , 24th May 2018. I think Equal Power is the first book I have ever pre-ordered. I started reading it the day it came out. When I tweeted about that, Jo Swinson replied, and I promised her I would review it as soon as I finishe...
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Windrush, how they suddenly became “good” immigrants
If anybody should resign over the Windrush scandal, it is Theresa May. It was her determination over a long period as Home Secretary to foster what she called a hostile environment for illegal immigrants, and her determination to produce one regardless of t...
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