Category Archives: British Politics

On the Supposed Logical Consequences of Free Movement

(Part 1 here). The other thing my Leave-voting friend said (echoing things I’ve heard in conversation from others) was this: “Secondly, if migration is a right and A Good Thing, then logically population will flow to the 1st world cities … Continue reading

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On Ownership of Territory and ‘Taking Back Control’

A Leave-voting friend who read my post last week emailed me some questions: “You say we don’t own our national territory, but an awful lot of people feel they want to, and in a democracy that means there is the risk–and … Continue reading

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Murdoch’s Responsibilities and Distinct Consciousness

I will confess that I watch the implosion of the Murdoch empire with moderate glee. I especially enjoy the way that responsibility seems to creep upward along various chains of influence, implicating bosses, police, and politicians as well as individual … Continue reading

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Extra Votes for Prisoners!

Phil has a nice post about the UK Labour Party attacking the government for plans for give (some) prisoners the right to vote. According to the no-doubt-honourable-Tory-MP Philip Davies, “It is totally unacceptable to allow prisoners the vote. The whole … Continue reading

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Are Public Spending Cuts an ‘Anti-State’ Measure?

Relevantly to a previous post entitled ‘why I hate David Cameron’, there has recently been the announcement that the public sector should anticipate 40% cuts. Now, this is probably a ruse to make eventual 30% cuts seem milder, but it’s … Continue reading

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Should Theresa May Resign?

Theresa May should not be minister for equality. Why not? Because she voted against equalising the gay age of consent? Because she voted against allowing gay couples to adopt? Because she voted against repealing Section28? No, none of those. It’s … Continue reading

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On Voting Lib Dem, and Rage

I don’t hate Nick Clegg. As I said yesterday, I feel a certain amount of personal hostility towards Cameron, but not towards Brown. Nor do I have any notable antipathy towards Clegg. But right now I think a lot of … Continue reading

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