Tag Archives: The Guardian

Simon Jenkins, you’re wrong. Think tanks don’t need to think again

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Think tanks both within the Labour Party and more broadly in British politics have a vital role to play.

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The Daily Mail: ‘Are we sorry we backed the Nazis?’

Steve Bell is on top form in today’s Guardian, and his latest cartoon requires no further comment from me.

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Banning smoking in cars to demonise the poor? Not really, no

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Writing in today’s Guardian, Zoe Williams has interpreted the ban as yet another way of demonising poor parents.

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Ed Balls has made a shrewd move, but Labour must go further

Ed Balls’ latest Guardian article is an interesting one.

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Someone tell the Eurosceptics who’s standing up to the US over PRISM

As we blogged a few days ago, one of the things Eurosceptics are probably rather uncomfortable with at present is the fact that it’s the European Union which is acting as a bulwark against American attempts to snoop on the browsing habits of us Europeans.

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How the European Union is saving us from Prism

In a piece for Slate magazine, Matt Yglesias has pointed out a potential problem for Eurosceptics on the back of the Prism surveillance scandal. Essentially, the European Union is acting as a bulwark against American attempts to snoop on the browsing habits of us Europeans.

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I believe in the state, but not the feral form that’s spying on us

Those who hate the state love leaks of the sort The Guardian has been publishing. They justify their ‘Big Brother’ view of all that is supposedly bad about government.

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Is school selection by house price really better than selection by ability?

The Guardian reports today that that a growing gap in household incomes and rising house prices have made England’s top state-funded comprehensive and academy schools more socially exclusive.

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The brighter side of famine

As we’ve been picking on the Daily Mail a lot recently, I thought it only fair that I should have a go at someone else today. With that in mind I decided to pick on the Guardian.

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The Falkland Islanders have spoken: the world (and the left) must listen

Ninety per cent of Falkland Islanders voted on their future and of those, 99.8 per cent voted for the islands to remain a British overseas territory. We must stand by the Falklands. They have spoken loud and clear, now the world, and the left, must listen

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