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Bad Medicine

It was George Osborne’s genius that he was able to make a virtue of his chosen vice.

For a man who ideologically desires austerity - but who is smart enough to understand that the public do not share that desire - the global financial crisis was a gift. He could - with a sad and sombre mask to hide his glee - slash away at public services and heap the blame on the Labour Party.

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October 30th 2020

Windmills of Your Mind

Anyone who has ever been responsible for the well-being of a toddler will recognise the dynamic all too well. “If you carry on refusing to eat your lunch you will have to go on to...
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October 16th 2020

Boulevard of broken dreams

Nature abhors a vacuum, politics even more so. The net effect of our Government’s efforts to tackle coronavirus is just that: a vacuum. The track and trace infrastructure that doesn’t exist; the tiered lockdowns that...
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September 14th 2020

Do you wanna be in my gang?

It is human instinct to desire and to imagine that problems be both surmountable and finite. Whilst we may enjoy the thrilling quasi-pornography of apocalyptic fiction - and whilst we might generally accept, deep down...
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August 7th 2020

Exit Wounds

The thing about sticking plasters is that they give a wound the chance to heal whilst keeping out contagion. But if the wound is too deep, too big or already infected then... all a sticking...
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July 24th 2020

School's Out

As our politicians head off on their summer holidays and Boris Johnson celebrates his one year anniversary as PM, now feels like a good time to reflect on what has happened this past year. It...
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