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A lot of economists were arguing after Thatcher’s death something like this – the recessions caused terrible and lasting social misery, most of the North Sea oil money went up in smoke, the Lawson property boom didn’t do anyone any good, but you know, GDP per capita caught up with the Germans. Here’s Jonathan Portes…Read More The economic miracle of 1992 to 2005
OK, the worst Rugby League structure proposal yet. The idea, as far as I understand it, is that the two bottom teams will be relegated from Super League at the end of 2014, regardless of which teams they will be. There could even be three teams relegated if the clubs decide they want Toulouse in…Read More Really.
Here is a blog post on the fate of horrible Internet troll “Old Holborn”, who seems to have decided to insult the whole of Liverpool, and succeeded in inspiring at least one Liverpudlian to dox him and report him to the police in his home town. I haven’t laughed so much in years, as this…Read More A glimpse of the libertarian utopia
A bit more UKIP. There are two groups of people who think the Labour Party should take UKIP seriously: the Blairite former-regime loyalists, and some of the radical Left. Group one is easy: for them the answer always seems to be nice cuts and flogging immigrants, and what was the question? Further, they were always…Read More It’s That Bloody Harold Wilson
There is a small industry developing in articles about why Labour should take UKIP seriously. Here is one, and now, here is another! I do not think Labour should take UKIP seriously. Why should they? UKIP voters are basically very like Tories. Nottingham University’s politics blog makes an important point here and here, which is…Read More Labour should do anything but take UKIP seriously