Dan Hodges has a good assessment (that is, I agree with it) of the Labour leadership candidates at Labour Uncut. He notes that Ed Miliband has run a negative campaign against his party’s past and everyone involved in it:
So virulent have been his assaults on the policies in the last manifesto that I shudder to [...]
Russell Razzaque, a psychiatrist and author of Human Being to Human Bomb: The Conveyor Belt of Terror, disagreed with the British military action in Iraq.
So, now, does the Daily Mail, although its editorial position at the time was carefully hedged. In a leading article today the Mail is so taken by the testimony of Baroness [...]
“They showed us videos about Iraq and how Muslims were being killed there.” This was one of the most common reports of the radicalization process described to the authorities and Police by young men in the UK charged with and convicted of terrorism related offences. That the Iraq war was the most profoundly effective recruiting [...]
The voting reform referendum Bill is to be published this afternoon, so now is the time to repeat my one contribution of mind-numbing detail, which I unsurprisingly think is important.
I am a supporter of the Alternative Vote, which allows voters to number as many candidates as they want in order of preference, which at least [...]
Samira Shackle at the Staggers, the New Statesman blog, asks number 371 in my series of Questions to Which the Answer is No. But a warm welcome back to the Blair hate fest to Philippe Sands QC, who has in the past explained in some detail why a prosecution is not going to happen.
When Nick Clegg in the House of Commons today criticised the erosion of civil liberties and the invasion of people’s privacy over the past 13 years, he was referring, of course, to the rise of Facebook and eyespymp.
Viktor Mayer-Schönberger is quoted by Jeffrey Rosen in The New York Times on the importance of “societal forgetting”. By [...]
Talking of Baroness Manningham-Buller (below), I can’t believe that the rebuttal service has to go round the same old loop of “Iraq caused 7/7″ all over again.
Yes, MI5 were worried that Britain’s taking part in the invasion of Iraq might increase support for jihadist terrorism. Yet there is no evidence that it did. Mohammed Siddique [...]
It was all going so well for Nick Clegg as he stood in for David “Junior Partner” Cameron at Prime Minister’s Questions. He told Jack Straw – who is officially in the shadow cabinet list the “acting shadow deputy prime minister” – that the deadline for withdrawing from Afghanistan was 2015, not 2014, and it [...]
Why finding a parasailing donkey funny does not make you a maniac.
Number 370 in my inexhaustible series of Questions to Which the Answer is No is asked in a press release by the New England Complex Systems Institute, which is launching a programme (no, I don’t call it an “app”) called Healthcare 101.
The iPad is a magical device, but can it fix the healthcare system?
A new app “Healthcare [...]
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