Tag Archives: politics

The Dead Horse Theory

I’m gratified that six hits to this site yesterday came from people who’d searched for “humility and self-knowledge.” I am obviously one of the best and near-perfect sources of information on the Intern… no, wait. Meanwhile, this, from a wall … Continue reading

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“Get your fucking game face on”

During a googlemail ‘chat’ yesterday I wrote the following I was saying to an academic today, that I can understand, if not forgive, the Council being so hopeless. It’s the uselessness of the activist/campaigning lot that does my head in. … Continue reading

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Politics succinctly explained…

OK, it’s an oldie, but a goodie… Son: “Daddy, I have to write a special report for school, but I don’t know what Politics is.” Father: “Well, let’s take our home as an example. I am the bread-winner, so let’s … Continue reading

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ideas, theory, ideology

There’s those lines from Yes Prime Minister about irregular verbs. Here they are: Bernard: It’s one of those irregular verbs, isn’t it: I have an independent mind; you are an eccentric; he is round the twist. Bishop’s Gambit (Yes, Prime … Continue reading

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Decentralisation or devolution?

FT August 17 Cities fight to win power amid Whitehall ‘creep’ Andrew Bounds, Chris Tighe and Jonathan Guthrie Financial Times August 17 2010 However, abolishing the regional tier without a clear replacement structure would lead to “creeping centralisation”, warned one … Continue reading

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Song of the (French or any other nationality) partisan

So I read this journal article- Party Over Policy: The Dominating Impact of Group Influence on Political Beliefs by Geoffrey Cohen It’s pretty dense- not easy bed-time reading (trust me, I tried). Perhaps the best use of your time is … Continue reading

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