Category Archives: Politics

American Election – the Debates

I’m a great fan of watching American presidential elections – they are for me the modern panem et circenses – democracy at it’s most open, raw and aggressive. And I tend to mainly read Nate Silver’s FiveThirtyEight blog, which obviously … Continue reading

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Second House

Not the sort by the seaside, and but the one in Westminster. Why are we talking about a second elected chamber that is just going to end up with party placement and professional politicians like the lower house? After 15 … Continue reading

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Power politics

I think it was Norman Lamont who used his resignation speech to describe the major government as ‘in office but not in power’. Is this an example of the reverse; an opposition that is ‘in power but not in office’? … Continue reading

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