This article by Ian Leslie in the New Statesman reminded me of an idea I’ve been meaning to write a blog post about for a long time. That is, that politics is in the state it is because our society is split between people who think politics and policy is impossibly easy – and thus… Continue reading Trident, Corbyn, nirvana and hell
It is now almost a week since Steelgate. In that time, the Lib Dem blogosphere has been obsessed with the topic of Trident. It was a bad political miscalculation of Chris Huhne’s to make such a big deal of it over the weekend. Almost certainly, his intention was to make the announcement before his manifesto… Continue reading Advice to Lib Dem Bloggers re Trident: shut up!
Nick Clegg repeated his claim yesterday that under Ming the party was too inward-looking. To quote Elspeth Campbell: “I don’t know if you’re being helpful or not.” I’ve already rebutted that argument and don’t intend to repeat myself. But I’m not blind to the fact is that by repeating this nonsense argument, Clegg is subtly… Continue reading Clegg: a bad way to make a good point