5 thoughts on that statue at Oriel #RhodesMustFall

by Stephen Tall on January 29, 2016

‘Cecil Rhodes statue to be kept by Oxford University college’, the BBC notes. Here’s my hot take… 1. I’m glad I’m not working in the alumni office at Oriel College – having been an Oxford fundraiser for 13 years, I (…)

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My must-reads this week January 29, 2016

by Stephen Tall on January 29, 2016

You can read all the articles that have caught my attention this week here: https://delicious.com/stephentall Below are a selection… Neil Kinnock: Jeremy Corbyn may have to resign or face a leadership challenge if Labour fails to improve Not sure I (…)

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My must-reads this week January 22, 2016

by Stephen Tall on January 22, 2016

You can read all the articles that have caught my attention this week here: https://delicious.com/stephentall Below are a selection… Decline and Fall: how Coalition killed the Lib Dems (almost) | Stephen Tall My take a la La Beckett on the (…)

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Decline and Fall: how Coalition killed the Lib Dems (almost)

by Stephen Tall on January 20, 2016

The release yesterday by Labour of Margaret Beckett’s report into her party’s election defeat reminds me to post here my article – published in the Journal of Liberal History’s special autumn issue, Coalition and the Liberal Democrats – looking at (…)

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Five days into semi-quitting Twitter, here’s how it’s going…

by Stephen Tall on January 15, 2016

Last Sunday, I did something drastic: I deleted Twitter from my phone. I’d been half-intending to do it for a couple of weeks, putting it off because I didn’t want it to seem like a New Year’s resolution (which, actually, (…)

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Picking up a mop and other practical things men can do to end the gender pay gap

by Stephen Tall on January 14, 2016

There’s a really good article today by Helen Lewis in the Guardian with the straightforward headline: Yes, there is one great contribution men can make to feminism: pick up a mop. She quotes an IPPR report to summarise the practicalities (…)

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My must-reads this week January 8, 2016

by Stephen Tall on January 8, 2016

You can read all the articles that have caught my attention this week here: https://delicious.com/stephentall Below are a selection… Might Grayling end up leading the Conservative Leave campaign? | Conservative Home If so, great news for Remain > “Might Grayling (…)

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The in/out EU referendum: the dilemma facing the Lib Dems

by Stephen Tall on January 7, 2016

This year’s in/out Euro referendum (it almost certainly will be this year) poses an interesting dilemma for the Lib Dems. Not which side the party backs — the overwhelming majority are pro-EU, though by no means as uncritically as we (…)

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5 ideas to unite Lib-Labbery. But I’m not holding my breath, Vince

by Stephen Tall on January 6, 2016

Chris Dillow at Stumbling and Mumbling yesterday posed the blunt question: what’s the point of Labour’s right-wing? “Labour’s right-wing” I think referred to everybody to the right of Jeremy Corbyn, a minority of Labour members but an overwhelming majority of (…)

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Bleak January? Then watch Dickensian

by Stephen Tall on January 5, 2016

I saw very little Christmas TV so am busily batting away the January blues by catching up on what I missed. Two highlights so far: BBC1’s And Then There Were None (I read a second-hand copy of the book with (…)

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