School vouchers: the new Tory approach

It would appear that my post on Tuesday about school vouchers was timely. The second in Direct Democracy’s series of Localist Papers is on precisely this topic. I haven’t read the pamphlet yet, but my knee-jerk reaction is indeed negative. On first reading their proposals sounded like the Monty Python right for men to have… Continue reading School vouchers: the new Tory approach

“Heirs to Blair” give job to “Uber Campbell”

You really couldn’t make it up, could you? Former News of the World editor Andy Coulson is to become the Conservative Party’s Director of Communications. Mr Coulson quit his job with the tabloid after one of his reporters was jailed for plotting to intercept phone messages left for royal aides. I bet Simon Hughes is… Continue reading “Heirs to Blair” give job to “Uber Campbell”

Doughty news values (UPDATED)

Originally posted May 29, 2007 @ 18:16 Despite coming from a different political galaxy, I wish 18 Doughty Street every success if nothing else than for the fact that if it works, it opens up the possibility of other, more politically sympathetic, rivals. It really needs to work out what its agenda is however. One… Continue reading Doughty news values (UPDATED)