The Communists in France. The Free Democrats in Germany. The Progressive Democrats in Ireland. And now Clegg’s Party.
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To prevent the strain on the UK from reaching breaking point, Cameron needs to make a big, open comprehensive – and federal – offer.
The best bits in any organisation are those that defy its collective stupidity.
It is quite right for us to preach the virtues of personal responsibility, but only if we foster the conditions within which virtue is nurtured.
Antibiotic resistance: another man-made environmental catastrophe that our politicians refuse talk about
The spread of resistance to a growing list of antibiotics is already happening and if it continues unchecked then the impact on everyday life will be profound.
It’s a pretty weak sort of government that can’t rely on getting new legislation through the Commons – and which doesn’t even control the ‘business’ of the House.
Reducing the number of ministers does little in itself to shrink the state – in fact, it may be counter-productive.
Who should make the big economic policy decisions? You’ll never guess what these economists recommend…
Before ceding further control to the “technocracy”, we ought to examine its track record – especially in regard to economic matters.
Policy development is now entirely subordinate to political communications and thus in thrall to the 24 hour news cycle.
Sex-selective abortion is causing massive social disruption in the world’s biggest countries.
Based on recent polls and allowing for a bit of slippage here and there, here’s the worst that could happen.
Fortunately, the transition to cleaner energy sources is now the province of action, not talk.
The Cuban regime’s ability to subsidise certain goods and services has always relied on subsidies to the regime.
The election result could be so finely balanced as to make the likely outcome of a confidence vote unclear until actually held.
Naturally, it suits the opponents of austerity – i.e. the proponents of debt-funded stimulus – to portray the UK as an economic disaster zone.