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Thursday, February 28, 2013

The Potential Fall Out From Eastleigh

February 28, 2013

With less than four hours until the polls close and with the Allthatsleft kiss of death firmly planted on John O’Farrell’s lips, what are the implications of the potential results of the Eastleigh By-Election tonight?  The answer to that, is they could be pretty entertaining. As I write there are three potential victors in the by-election, […]

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Lessons for the Centre Left From Italy

February 28, 2013

Last weekend’s Italian election was supposed to produce a relatively comfortable victory for Pier Luigi Bersani, the leader of the main centre left party, the Partito Democratico.   It was thought that the outcome would be a coalition between Bersani’s party and the centrist technocrats of current Prime Minister, Mario Monti.   This would provide continuity post-Berlusconi […]

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Stéphane Hessel – R.I.P.

February 28, 2013

If I was going to draft an outline plot for a main character within a modern history novel, it would go something like this… Once upon a time there was a boy who was born in Berlin, brought up in Paris by his writer and translator father, journalist mother and her lover in an unusual […]

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