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The Meaning of Words

No human endeavour quite tests the meaning of words like politics. Take for instance, stable; a word which has seen the light of day rather too often for my liking over the last few days. The OED defines stable as something firmly fixed or established; not likely to move.
Look up strong and you’ll find listed, among others, [...]

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Where Will it All End? Trying to Make Sense of the Chaos

Where Will it All End? Trying to Make Sense of the Chaos

Reviewing just a small amount of election coverage this morning reminded me of a very old and rather pathetic joke … What do triggernometry and an erection have in common? Answer: The more you think about them, the harder they get. Ha-blood-ha. However, it does kind of sum up how I and a few others [...]

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We’ve Heard It All Before, Honest

Finally we can all relax, the battles are over and all that’s left for us to do is decide who wins the war. In fairness, the last debate made pretty compelling viewing because it was the first one to live up to the description. In parts it looked more like a playground squabble, but at [...]

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Will it be The Sun Wot Wins It again?

In the immediate aftermath of the 1992 general election a catch-phrase was born so brazen it would be wheeled out in one form or another in every subsequent high-profile political battle.
It didn’t come from well rehearsed MP’s rhetoric – none of which is remembered by anyone except analysts, pundits and speech writers – but a [...]

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Cameron, Clegg and the politics of sincerity

Cameron, Clegg and the politics of sincerity

I bet David Cameron is ruing the day he agreed to take part in the live TV debates.

There he was, happily topping every popularity poll for the last two-and-a-half years; confident all he had to do was continue along the same road to No 10. What could possibly go wrong?
Well everything, apparently. It appears 90 [...]

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