How referendums are the most effective way to maintain the status quo & what it means for Lords reform

by Stephen Tall on May 24, 2012

Warning: this post contains paradoxes and thinking in progress… Paradox 1: When asked, most people in this country say the current system of British politics needs to change. Yet the public consistently votes for small-c conservative parties and causes. Paradox 2: As both a liberal and a democrat, I want a more participative democracy. Yet […]

A warm welcome for Andrew Marr’s change of heart on blogging

by Stephen Tall on May 24, 2012

Here’s the BBC’s Andrew Marr speaking in October 2010: “Most citizen journalism strikes me as nothing to do with journalism at all. A lot of bloggers seem to be socially inadequate, pimpled, single, slightly seedy, bald, cauliflower-nosed, young men sitting in their mother’s basements and ranting. They are very angry people. … Most of the […]