Category Archives: Politics

Will they stay or will they go?

I spent a week in Scotland recently. While there, I learnt a lot of things. Some of them are mildly interesting: If I lived there, I’d be a lot fitter. There are a lot more hills to cycle up than … Continue reading

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The Morality of Tax

Tax avoidance has been a high-profile issue in the UK over the past six months or so. And more recently, it’s getting picked up in the US as Apple’s affairs get a bit of a grilling. But what I’ve been fascinated … Continue reading

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Here a Shambles, There a Shambles

Sometimes, a politician manages to do something, or say something, or even stand for something so iconic that it reverberates for years. It haunts the lives and careers of those who come after them, damning them to forever live in … Continue reading

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The Savile Row, with Dunning, Kruger, Halo and Milgram

Amid all the furore about Jimmy Savile (one of two people to be internationally shamed in the past month), there’s one slant to the story that I’m still struggling to get to terms with. It’s not the extent of the abuse, or … Continue reading

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How to Know When You’re Not Wanted

I’ve alluded before to the UK’s love-hate relationship with the issue of immigration, but it’s been on my mind a lot over the past few weeks. You see, the current Conservative government has promised to reduce immigration drastically from the … Continue reading

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Futuristic Speech

Newspapers are generally useful for two purposes – they tell us what has happened, and they provide some information about what is going to happen. The ‘what has happened’ piece is rather obvious – it’s what most of us think … Continue reading

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Diamonds are a Queen’s Best Friend

The news of the week (among many other interesting things, of course), is that Queen Elizabeth marked 60 years since her accession to the throne on Monday. That’s a rather remarkable achievement, no matter what your feelings about the venerable … Continue reading

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