5 things about this week (31 July 2018)

by Stephen Tall on July 31, 2018

I’ve been reading Toby Young’s The Public Humiliation Diet, an autobiographical account of his very public defenestration as first, a non-executive director of the new universities regulator, the Office for Students, and then his day-job as chief executive of the (…)

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5 things about this week (24 July 2018)

by Stephen Tall on July 24, 2018

I’ve been reflecting on the row about the Conservatives’ decision to break the House of Commons’ ‘pairing’ convention, which matches MPs forced to be absent for votes with an opposing member so they cancel each other out (just as they (…)

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5 things about this week (18 July 2018)

by Stephen Tall on July 18, 2018

I’ve been jadedly following all things Brexit. For a brief moment, 10 days ago, it looked like Theresa May’s Chequers deal had squared off all but the most fanatical Tory Brexiters and given the government a substantial basis for negotiating (…)

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5 things about this week (8 July 2018)

by Stephen Tall on July 8, 2018

I’ve been thinking why the current debate about gender identity — in particular the argument which hinges on whether you accept the statement “trans women are women” — is such an unpleasantly aggressive one. Is it because so much of (…)

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