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Is China more democratic than the West?

Monster Question To Which The Answer Is No, asked by my former colleague Martin Jacques* on the  228 more words


Freedom of Information: “Spellbinding Pain in the Butt”

There was a good exchange on the Freedom of Information Act between Alastair Campbell and Chris Mullin at a  749 more words

Contemporary History

The Man Who Saved the Union

I have written about Michael Moore, Secretary of State for Scotland, in The Independent on Sunday… 328 more words

November 2012

The “Pony Politics” of the Living Wage

Obviously the Living Wage is a lovely idea. And so is the offer of a free iPhone 5 for anyone who wants one. 589 more words


It’s time for a ban

The writ of the Banned List inquisitors runs far, wherever the English language is spoken and especially wherever it is written down. 68 more words

Banned List

Ed Balls: Things Should Be Cheaper

In my capacity as the Shadow Chancellor’s auxiliary press officer, here is a transcript of him on BBC Radio 4  787 more words

Ed Balls