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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

Why does Michael Gove want to leave the EU?

To go back to one of the most significant political moments of this year, the un-denied report by the  317 more words


Gordon Brown Re-Reconsidered

I have now read Saving the World? Gordon Brown Reconsidered, William Keegan’s fine short book, which tries to revise favourably Brown’s reputation, and find myself reconsidering my previous reconsideration at the  843 more words

Contemporary History

Chirac, translated

Another new book, published in English today, is Jacques Chirac’s memoir, My Life in Politics… 458 more words

Tony Blair