Today’s Link-Love: May 16, 2013

by Stephen Tall on May 16, 2013

Here’s today’s hand-picked selection that caught my interest… Eurosceptic Tories are damaging the national interest – and their chances of winning the next election Ed Davey on Tory backbenchers bending to Ukip: “Conservative appeasers are winning” Eurosceptic Tories are (…)

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In praise of ‘This House’

by Stephen Tall on May 16, 2013

A hung parliament against the backdrop of a teetering economy. Parties divided over Europe. The cracks in the UK fuelling separatist demands. The whips are desperately trying to maintain order. It’s not hard to see the appeal to current audiences of James Graham’s (no, not that one: this one) hit play, This House. It’s 1974 […]

That EU vote: 6 thoughts on what it means for the Tories, Lib Dems and Labour

by Stephen Tall on May 16, 2013

116 Tory MPs last night backed an amendment to the Queen’s Speech and called for an EU referendum bill. Here’s six thoughts from me on what it all means… This wasn’t about Europe (much): this was about Cameron’s leadership The Tory outers/Eurosceptics had already won: David Cameron capitulated in January, conceding an in/out referendum he’d […]