My recommended reading for today August 31, 2014

by Stephen Tall on August 31, 2014

Here’s some of the articles that have caught my attention in the past couple of days… BBC News – George Galloway 'badly bruised' after street attack Attack on George Galloway shows why even joking about wanting to punch political opponents (…)

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What if… David Davis had won the Tory leadership contest in 2005?

by Stephen Tall on August 31, 2014

What-ifs are, as Peter Snow would say, just a bit of fun: a counter-factual parlour game for historians. It is impossible to know exactly how one event ricocheting off in a different direction would have altered the subsequent reality. This one does genuinely intrigue me, though: What if David Davis had won the Tory leadership […]