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First Tory budget of the millennium
George Osborne has given our country the first all-Tory budget of the millennium. It's been called his "big budget".  Here's the really big bit: it's a budget for a consumption-led recovery, not an infrastructure-led recovery. It's less austere. It costs £8...
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Facebook, Feminism & Tantrums
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use of social media as a conduit for heated debates about feminism, politics, religions etc. is turning
what should be intelligent conversation into playground fights of ever more
polarized monologues, each egging the other on to become more unconsidere...
Facebook, Feminism & Tantrums
Facebook, Feminism & Tantrums
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Dealing with China
One week ago, China announced to the world that its unilaterally declared Air Defence Identification Zone (ADIZ) had just come into force. Their clear attempt to change the regional status quo was initially met with derision and rejection – but in the long ...
Dealing with China
Dealing with China
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Portsmouth: The Solution
I'd better say straight out that this is going to sound populist. Never trust a solution that promises to solve all your problems. But this isn't a populist post and it won't solve many problems at all – it's a limited, thought-out proposal which appears to...
Portsmouth: The Solution
Portsmouth: The Solution
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An Open Letter to the Red-Trousered Mayor of Bristol from Istanbul
(This is an open letter I wrote several weeks ago over news that Castle Park was–again–the subject of a debate about redevelopment. Bristol papers didn't even bother replying when I sent it to them, so I'll put it up here.  My reflections for Bristol & the ...
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Lib Dem Broken Promises
I shouldn't even be writing this post – I have a huge pile of work to get through today and I haven't even had a cup of tea yet. But I couldn't resist. I had a brief conversation on twitter with a friend yesterday. He brought up the huge rise in tuition fee...
Lib Dem Broken Promises
Lib Dem Broken Promises
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Comrade Owen Speaks
I have just read an enjoyably well-penned but otherwise insane article by comrade Owen Jones, perhaps the most hard-left commentator in Britain at the moment. It deals with the struggle between Ineos and Unite! over the future of Grangemouth , a petrochemic...
Comrade Owen Speaks
Comrade Owen Speaks
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Comrade Owen Speaks
I have just read an enjoyably well-penned but otherwise insane article by comrade Owen Jones, perhaps the most hard-left commentator in Britain at the moment. It deals with the struggle between Ineos and Unite! over the future of Grangemouth , a petrochemic...
Comrade Owen Speaks
Comrade Owen Speaks
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