I’ve raised an eyebrow at the Spectator magazine’s screeching reversal on the Coalition and the Lib Dems’ place in it before, but this is really too good to ignore.
Actually, all anyone needs to do to catch up with anything that they missed during August is to go back through Ian Leslie’s superb blog, Marbury.
On 28 July he gave us this:
On 1 August he summarised the state of Ed Miliband’s campaign to be Labour leader. The most likely explanation for his claim to have [...]
The Catch-Up Service was about to resume, but I see that my colleague Amol Rajan has paid me the compliment of taking it over and putting it in The Independent today. It’s not online, so I reproduce it here.
The truly remarkable news breaking over the holiday period is the death of a fish (inset right [...]
Jun-Jun Sotto is a Filipino politician who understands expectations management:
Thanks to Le Café Witteveen and Peter Watt.
The coalition’s greatest achievement in its first 100 days may be invisible and unthanked. Although we will never know for sure, it is perfectly possible that they rescued the nation form a Greek style sovereign debt crisis.
It took a high class second leader in The Times this morning to remind me of Newt Gingrich’s stupidity.
The former House Speaker and ignoramus, a man who pretends to eschew ideology while in fact being slave to it, has said “there should be no mosque near Ground Zero in New York so long as there [...]
If ordinary football fans could see that high leverage was not a safe financing structure for a football club, why couldn’t the banks, which financed these precarious deals ?
Thanks to Michael Ezra at Harry’s Place for writing up my encounter with Chris Nineham (right) on Radio 2 yesterday.
Chris Nineham is from the Stop the War Coalition and a former leading activist within the Trotskyist Socialist Workers Party. John Rentoul, Tony Blair’s biographer, had the misfortune of having to debate with Nineham on BBC Radio 2. (The [...]
Good summary of the state of undeclared war in the Conservative Party between David Cameron and Boris Johnson by Rachel Sylvester in The Times today (pay wall). The key paragraphs:
The Cameroons fear that Mr Johnson is unreliable, lazy and disloyal. “Boris is Boris” is the official line from Tory HQ, an echo of Mr Blair’s [...]
I’ve written for The Independent today on John Prescott’s foolish charge of “collaborator” thrown at Frank Field, John Hutton and Alan Milburn.
Conor Ryan had already made the main point on his excellent blog, namely that Labour can help to persuade independent-minded voters by lending its best minds to the Government in pursuit of laudable aims.
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