Category: broken politics

How England became the land of the rich

One does begin to wonder if the deficit is the kind of bogeyman parents of yore summoned up to terrify their children into an unhappy slumber.  As Duncan has just tweeted: It seems that both Coalition parties have become rather…

Why should I get involved?

It’s probably not the best time to try and answer a question like this.  A general election has been lost.  A Labour leadership election has yet to catch the imagination of the wider voting public.  Arguably, it has yet to…

I’m going to miss Gordon Brown

Yes.  Quite.  It seems, somehow, wrong that in times of complex crisis a country should turn to inexperienced youth.  It is – perhaps – a sign of our obsession with such youth that enough of us think we are doing…