Own goal after own goal

I want to talk about how the over-literal use of a metaphor in politics can blind people to reality, deliberately or otherwise. This is in the context of the UK's election last week, but also the realities of the Brexit negotiation, where it suddenly seems possible that Labour might be about to destroy everything it's... Continue Reading →

Coalitions and the power of ideas

Britain's nascent Green Parties took a bashing at the weekend, as the mainstream media rounded on them determined to show that they were hopelessly impractical, a bunch of hippyish dreamers. The assault coincided with the election of Syriza in Greece, which may (or may not) prove to be a turning of the tide in Europe,... Continue Reading →

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