Monthly Archives: April 2011

Getting old?

Some young people If you are prone to say ‘I remember when..’ you may be getting on a little.  (Mind you, it is when you say ‘I can’t remember…’ that you need to worry.)   Anyway, I thought I would devise a … Continue reading

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That was quick

Biteback Publications show how quickly publishers can publish books: Biteback, for example, published Rob Wilson’s 5 Days to Power and David Laws’ 22 Days in May extremely quickly.  The only downside with such publications is that they lack indexes, though … Continue reading

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The nature of faith

One evening, some weeks ago, as I was walking along Albert Embankment on the way from Westminster to my flat, I began to ponder the meaning of faith (as one does).   It makes a change from thinking what one should … Continue reading

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Not a strong argument

The Deputy Prime Minister is today arguing the case for AV.  Or rather he is making claims without apparently advancing any substantive arguments.  Saying that in future the arguments against AV will appear as nonsensical as those used against giving … Continue reading

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Coalition cohesion

I was at the University of Leeds on Monday, to give a paper on ‘Coalition cohesion’, at a conference on Cameron and the Conservatives: The Transition to Coalition Government.  With the creation  of a coalition, there are two dimensions to … Continue reading

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Letter to The Times

For those who don’t read The Times, it carried a letter of mine in today’s edition: Sir, William Waldegrave (“Why I refused to sign the ‘no to AV’ letter”, Opinion, Mar 31) makes the point that under AV one’s vote … Continue reading

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The AV campaign is pants

The campaign for AV was launched today.  It was rubbish.  I could have made a better case for AV.  Leaving aside the misuse of the English language, given it a weight it cannot reasonably bear, some of the claims were … Continue reading

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