Well done, Ed Balls. He’s opened up space for a proper welfare debate. Lib Dems now need to claim that space.

by Stephen Tall on June 10, 2013

Ed Balls has done us all a favour. His announcement last week that if he were Chancellor he would put a stop to winter fuel allowances for well-off pensioners means Labour has joined the Lib Dems in saying we need to focus the welfare budget where it’s needed most, not keep on re-distributing from the […]

Today’s Link-Love: June 10, 2013

by Stephen Tall on June 10, 2013

Here’s today’s hand-picked selection that caught my interest… Oxbridge hands 30% of all places to applicants from just 10 wealthy boroughs in the South | Mail Online Tip: It’s schools not the unis > Oxbridge hands 30% of all places (…)

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A personal guide to the 13 most essential political podcasts

by Stephen Tall on June 10, 2013

Commuting is a major part of my daily life, so I find podcasts are an essential way to make use of time I’d otherwise spend staring vacantly out the window or idly refreshing and re-refreshing Twitter. Here, in order of where they appear in my iTunes directory, are the podcasts I listen to most frequently… […]