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I haven’t covered Blair hatred for a while. It’s pretty irrelevant and I was getting no closer to understanding its psychopathology.
When a commenter on this blog says, “Blair is worse than Hitler, not in terms of scale, but in terms of honesty”, there doesn’t seem much point in even noting it. And just because Katharine [...]
Paddy Ashdown is interviewed by Rachel Sylvester and Alice Thomson in The Times today (pay wall). He is accurately rude about the Labour Party’s positioning:
He predicts that Labour will look increasingly like “a bunch of superannuated students shouting from the sidelines”.
But what is more interesting is his scepticism about the NHS reforms:
If someone asks me, [...]
Number 545 in my series of Questions to Which the Answer is No is asked by William Hill in a news release this morning. Apparently the odds against Nick Clegg officially joining the Conservative Party before the next general election have been cut from 16-1 to 12-1.
Number 546 was asked by one of the best [...]
Ed Miliband has spoken. As if on cue, the anarchists in Oxford Street started scuffling with police the moment he started, so that both the BBC and Sky carried sound of his speech – unwisely comparing the demo to the suffragettes, the civil rights movement and the anti-apartheid campaign – over pictures of troublemakers with [...]
Ed Miliband’s speech in Nottingham today, a copy of which is on Politics Home before it is on the Labour Party website, repeats the dreadful theme of the “cost of living crisis”.
Maybe it is because I is a Tory, although Peter Hoskin at the Tory Spectator describes it as an “analysis” that has “the benefit [...]
The school where all my children were introduced to the education system and where my wife chairs the Board of Governors is fighting a losing battle against closure. Not permanent closure – closure for a day, the day being 5 May. The school is used in local elections as a polling station, but there are [...]
Michael Kim, speaks to ESPN’s NHL analyst Barry Melrose about the tense final weeks of the NHL regular season.
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A friend writes in response to my previous post, in which I said:
Suppose China or Russia had vetoed resolution 1973, rather than abstained. Would that make military action that would otherwise be morally right, to avert explicitly-threatened carnage, and supported by the Arab League, morally wrong?
Quite. This is exactly why the argument over the [...]
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