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Better the Devil: A Response to Gus O'Donnell's ‘Better Government’

My article for the journal Political Quarterly, responding to former Cabinet Secretary Gus O’Donnell on the issue of depoliticised governance.

Gus O’Donnell’s vision of ‘better government’ is presented as a critique of party politics, most specifically the short-termism, selfishness and incompetence of elected politicians. 155 more words

Academic Papers

Gummer spars with Balls over welfare cap

I rather suspect that secretly, probably so secretly they don’t even know it themselves, Ben Gummer and Ed Balls quite like each other.

OK sure, one of them may be the preppy son of a member of the establishment, and committed to Ipswich, while the other is a former Nottingham public schoolboy with a penchant for Norwich, but they both argue passionately for fiscal rules that the other doesn’t quite believe in. 791 more words

General

Forget the talking heads - the OBR confirms the REAL truth about the 'recovery'

There will be hour upon hour of coverage on TV and in the press today and tomorrow about George Osborne’s budget, with Labour picking holes and the Tories and LibDems fighting for the ‘credit’ for the supposed recovery. 292 more words

Forget the talking heads - the OBR confirms the REAL truth about the 'recovery'

There will be hour upon hour of coverage on TV and in the press today and tomorrow about George Osborne’s budget, with Labour picking holes and the Tories and LibDems fighting for the ‘credit’ for the supposed recovery. 292 more words

Build the news part II: working with Datawrapper

My main work during the Build the News hackday was to create a piece for our longform project about the effect of the migration movements not just in UK’s economy, but in the pensions system. 1,235 more words

Data Journalism