As the implications of what it appears that the coalition is about to do in the upcoming budget sinks in, I have to admit to growing increasingly concerned. No-one – outside of the Labour leadership contest anyway – denies that the structural deficit needs to be tackled or that we don’t face some unpleasant spending… Continue reading Intergenerational equity and the perils of groupthink
Has Labour got two Balls?
Is it me or is there a disconnect between Ed Balls, the stalwart defender of playgrounds and opponent of compo culture, who two months ago was saying this: “If you don’t want to do something a bit risky, too often people say ‘we can’t do that because of health and safety’. “It is the risk… Continue reading Has Labour got two Balls?
Swinsongate: why let the facts get in the way of a good story?
Credit where it’s due, when it comes to getting lies repeated as fact, Omar Salem is clearly a latter day Joseph Goebbels. Perhaps he’s been getting advice from his erstwhile colleague Miranda Grell. Andrew Grice at the Independent has regurgitated his press release all-but verbatim over on his blog, incredibly even painting this as “Clegg’s… Continue reading Swinsongate: why let the facts get in the way of a good story?