Politics in Japan

I’ve just watched an extraordinary film on this evening’s Newsnight about a by-election candidate in Japan. He basically spends the entire campaign – which he has to pay for entirely out of his own pocket – being abused by his Sensei (basically, the party elders), having his wife told she should give up her career… Continue reading Politics in Japan

A letter to the Observer’s Readers’ Editor

Dear Mr Pritchard, In Jo Revill’s article (Labour critics blame Balls and Alexander), she makes the following statement: But there are now also questions over the fate of the Liberal Democrat leader, Sir Ming Campbell, 66, who has failed to push up his party’s fortunes in the opinion polls in recent months. He was chosen… Continue reading A letter to the Observer’s Readers’ Editor