The Queen’s Speech: move along folks, not much to see here

by Stephen Tall on May 6, 2013

This week sees the fourth Queen’s Speech of this Coalition Government, but no-one’s expecting it to be especially busy or radical. (You can hear me discuss some of the reasons why on Radio 4′s PM programme here.) To some extent, Lib Dems will breathe a sigh of relief: missing from it will be any reference […]

A Tory-Ukip pact? Up to you, guys. But you do know there’s an easier way, right?

by Stephen Tall on May 6, 2013

Ukip’s spectacular showing at last week’s local elections has got the Tories spooked. The full realisation is sinking in that this may not be a one-off eruption of popular protest. Nigel Farage’s band of modern-life-is-rubbish disciples will likely top next year’s Euro polls. Such momentum may propel them towards a double-digit general election performance in […]

Today’s Link-Love: May 6, 2013

by Stephen Tall on May 6, 2013

Here’s today’s hand-picked selection that caught my interest… Argonauts of the incredibly specific: anthropological field notes on the Liberal Democrat animal | Who rules where This is a brilliant anthropological dissection of the LibDems (tho you may need to be (…)

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