Tony Benn: an appreciation

by Stephen Tall on March 14, 2014

Summer 1993. I’d just finished my GCSEs and so, like any other teenager, spent the next few weeks reading Tony Benn’s diaries from start to finish. They are an immense achievement, as was his life. They had a pretty major impact on me: I joined the Labour Party aged 16.The effect wore off in time: […]

My recommended reading for today March 14, 2014

by Stephen Tall on March 14, 2014

Here’s some of the articles that have caught my attention in the past couple of days… Nate Silver Interview: The New FiveThirtyEight — Daily Intelligencer +1 “Plenty of pundits have really high IQs, but they don’t have any discipline in (…)

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17 policies on which the Lib Dems and Labour now agree

by Stephen Tall on March 14, 2014

It was a fiery Prime Minister’s Questions this week: with Nick Clegg standing in for David Cameron, Labour’s deputy leader Harriet Harman was joined by her backbenchers in hurling insults at the Lib Dem leader, which he returned with equal force. It wasn’t edifying or enlightening. And it may not be a good guide to […]