Are left-wingers pushing for Brexit helping the right’s agenda?

While the arguments for and against Brexit are currently framed as a left-right divide, the reality is not so binary. There are left-wingers who voted for Brexit and right-wingers who voted to remain. The cross-over…

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Of all the ridiculous instances of nepotism

A modern day instance of “Qu’ils mangent de la brioche” (“Let them eat cake”) is being played out in the unhallowed halls of Trump’s White House. While public sector workers are facing their third week without…

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Would responsible people attempt a sea crossing with their children?

If a British couple deliberately set out with their small children into rough winter seas by night in a small rubber dinghy, got into difficulties and were rescued by brave life guards, there OUGHT to…

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Why on earth did Stephen Lloyd stand for election?

I was originally going to title this blog post ‘Stephen Lloyd – principled or perverse?’. I changed the titled on quick reflection because there is no two ways about it. He knew what the Lib…

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Are dead American Presidents beyond reproach?

Is there ever a right time to criticise a dead person? Should a reasonable amount of time pass before critics start eulogies that don’t smell of roses? Are public figures open season whether dead or…

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