Monthly Archives: November 2014

‘Suppose they gave a war and no one came’, Britain Votes 2015 Blog, Hansard Society, 27 November 2014

‘Suppose they gave a war and no one came?’ became a catchphrase of the US peace movement in the 1960s. What happened over the last week in British politics couldn’t help but remind me of it. Why? Because of the … Continue reading

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‘Why Labour should think culturally as well as economically about immigration’, New Statesman, 19 November 2014

A couple of weeks ago, a report by academics at UCL made one of the strongest cases yet for the economic benefits of immigration to the UK – not for the first time. Report after report has come to broadly … Continue reading

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‘A by-election win for Ukip: but will it repeat the SDP’s journey?’, New Statesman, 10 October 2014.

Tarquin Fin-tim-lin-bin-whin-bim-lim-bus-stop-F’tang-F’tang-Olé-Biscuitbarrel fought a brave fight but, sadly, could only manage fifth place. Like all the other parties in the Crosby by-election of November 1981, his Monster Raving Loony Party was swept away on the tide that ushered in the … Continue reading

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