I’ve written a new piece on Comment is Free about the prospects of electoral reform. The gist: The one thing Labour can’t afford is to have the Lib Dems on the other side of a referendum on electoral reform. With that in mind, Clegg should be hardening the Lib Dem line on electoral reform. Incremental… Continue reading Comment is Free: We need a harder line on voting reform
Month: July 2009
Oh what a lovely war!
It is possible to forgive Gordon Brown a lot. It is possible to argue (and, however incredibly, there remain people within the Labour Party who do) that Brown really does believe in things like justice, liberty and democracy. The problem is, the argument goes, that the perfidious media and electorate won’t let him promote an… Continue reading Oh what a lovely war!
Get the 411
My old landlord has launched a new project which I have to admit I am very impressed with. The 411 Show is a new online magazine show, mainly about independent and unsigned music acts, but with an interest in other things such as independent filmmaking and modern art. There’s even a bit of politics. The… Continue reading Get the 411