From the daily archives:

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Do we all have our own political U-turns?

May 23, 2013

In 1980, Margaret Thatcher famously said: “You turn if you want to. The lady’s not for turning.” It was a landmark moment for Margaret Thatcher as she publicly rejected calls to perform a political u-turn on her economic policy. Yet, here we are in 2013, and after years of our politicians adopting various forms of […]

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Nick Clegg: Dignified Statesman or Posturing Chump?

May 23, 2013

There have been a few signs over the last few weeks that Nick Clegg has a new strategy, and it is this: stand in front of any camera or microphone available, shake his head ruefully and lament the terrible situation that the ‘swivel eyed loonies’ from the Tories are in, whilst claiming that his party, […]

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#696: 2012, Rufus Wainwright, Bitter Tears

May 23, 2013

This week, the House of Commons voted to allow gay marriage in England and Wales, despite 161 MPs opposing the government’s plans. A number of our politicians hardly covered themselves in glory over this legislation, with a number of notables putting their beliefs in the mumbo-jumbo Old Testament over 21st century demands for equality and […]

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What is the point of Jeremy Hunt?

May 23, 2013

When David Cameron removed Andrew Lansley from his position of Health Secretary and replaced him with Jeremy Hunt, the general response within my own head was – what the fuck? oh my God are you sure that’s right? Jeremy Hunt is my least favourite cabinet minister (and my god, we are spoilt for choice over […]

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