My ire was particularly roused yesterday by Owen Jones’s latest attack on Nick Clegg. Now, regular readers of this blog may be aware that Nick Clegg is not exactly my favourite person, I actually agree that Clegg is populist with little in the way of actual principles, and that this latest capitulation to crack down… Continue reading Scapegoating Nick Clegg is the lowest form of populism
I’m annoyed that I’m starting to sound like a stuck record on this blog, but I feel the need to go back to the Transparency of Lobbying, Non-Party Campaigning and Trade Union Administration Bill again because of a potentially explosive confusion that has arisen. Earlier today Joe Otten, a Lib Dem Sheffield Councillor, made the… Continue reading If you’re a small community campaign, the #gagginglaw will affect you.
One of the common arguments by the supporters of the Transparency of Lobbying, Non-Party Campaigning and Trade Union Administration Bill is that it will prevent the UK equivalent of the Koch Brothers from being able to buy the political process for their own nefarious ends. So it is with good timing that Paul Sykes has… Continue reading Remind me how the gagging law will prevent a UK “Koch Brothers” again?