The Tories So Far

The Tories So Far

You, like me, may wake up in cold sweats in the middle of the night, assaulted by the recurring realization that Theresa May is Prime Minister.

Theresa May is Prime Minister. No, it doesn’t get any less awful the second time you write it.

Of course, it’s not just her. It’s that, somehow, the Conservatives have not only held onto power in the last 6 years, but in fact have managed to wrestle it from the (admittedly incredibly weak) hands of the Lib Dems so that they, now, hold it alone.

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I watched “Brexit: The Movie” so you don’t have to

I watched “Brexit: The Movie” so you don’t have to

Normally, I steer clear of anything that contains both Nigel Farage and Melanie Phillips, as I value both my sanity and the concept of saying things that make sense, but a friend sent me the link to “Brexit: The Movie” the other day, just around the time I was realising just how many people seem to be considering voting to leave the EU. I have, up to this point, heard no convincing argument for why we should leave the EU, so I thought for the sake of informed voting, I should at least watch the film.

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The Language of Liars: David Cameron and the “7-Day NHS”

The Language of Liars: David Cameron and the “7-Day NHS”

Every time David Cameron says the phrase “7-day NHS”, remember that this isn’t just a harmless piece of rhetoric, nor a frivolous fallacy, nor a mere slap in the face of everyone who works for the health service and mans the battle stations on weekends, evenings, holidays and whenever else they’re needed. It’s all of these things and more.

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Tube Strikes, Workers’ Rights and the Race to the Bottom

Tube Strikes, Workers’ Rights and the Race to the Bottom

I don’t live in London. I work from home. I am not a Tube driver, nor do I know any. I don’t work for Uber, drive a black cab, or have a business that is in any way affected by people not being able to cross London today. You might say that I have absolutely no horse in the race when it comes to the current Tube strikes.

But I do. We all do.

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