Is this the day the Coalition admitted reality and buried its claim to be a radical government?

by Stephen Tall on May 8, 2012

One of the iconic images of the early days of the Coalition — in the midst of the summer haze of the leggeron rose garden bromance — was The Economist’s front cover depicting the Prime Minister as a punk, representing the Coalition’s self-appointed claim to be one of the most radical governments in history. Economically […]

State of the Coalition: What I said on BBC Radio Scotland this morning

by Stephen Tall on May 8, 2012

I took part in a 5-minute discussion on BBC Radio Scotland this morning with the Telegraph’s deputy political editor James Kirkup on the current state of the Lib Dem / Conservative Coalition government. Here’s what we had to say: [haiku (…)

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On the election of President Hollande, I refer you to the answer I gave some months ago…

by Stephen Tall on May 8, 2012

France’s Fifth Republic has a new president, Francois Hollande. I shed few tears for the man he replaces, Nikolas Sarkozy — while his economic policies were preferable his grubbing for National Front votes (and not just in the last fortnight) (…)

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