Why has Peter Watt chosen now to put forward his side of the story? It is hard to see how any of this helps the Labour Party’s cause. If his book were being published six months earlier he could at least argue that there was still time to get rid of Brown; if his book… Continue reading Which side is Peter Watt’s side of the story?
Does Simon Cowell have the political X-Factor?
No, is the basic conclusion of my article on Comment is Free today: In reality, the X Factor could only dream of having as many voters as we take for granted in UK elections. Ten million votes may sound like a lot, but it is only two-thirds the number of people who voted in the… Continue reading Does Simon Cowell have the political X-Factor?
Why Nick Cohen should worry less about twitchforks and more about the media Frankenstein
Nick Cohen is up in arms about how Twitter is embracing the power of the mob and that this is bad news for freedom of speech. Ironically (at least ironic to anyone who has read Mr Cohen’s denunciations Revolutionary Communists), his old sparring partner Brendan O’Neill feels the same way. I have to say there… Continue reading Why Nick Cohen should worry less about twitchforks and more about the media Frankenstein