Over on Lib Dem Voice, I’ve started a new column called Lib Dig Pig. Why Lib Dig Pig? Well, frankly it came from a old gag about “Lib Dig on a Pig” about having the section on the website dedicated to Sarah Palin and I just like the sound of it. But I do like… Continue reading Truffle Hunting with Lib Dig
Trevor Phillips thinks it is: The public in this country would, he believes, embrace a black leader but the system would prevent it happening. â€œHere, the problem is not the electorate, the problem is the machine.â€ It was no coincidence that there were only 15 ethnic-minority MPs, he said. â€œThe parties and the unions and… Continue reading Is UK politics institutionally racist?
I sincerely hope this post isn’t seen as being disrespectful to someone who was clearly a remarkable woman, but Madelyn Dunham’s death today has a weird kind of appositeness. I’m hardly the first person to point out the almost fictional-feeling narrative of Barack Obama’s election campaign. He has a background that is almost too perfect,… Continue reading From Smallville to Metropolis: how Obama represents the American Dream