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‘Workfare’: the depressingly sterile ‘left/right’ debate is a challenge to liberals to sharpen our thinking

by Stephen Tall on February 26, 2012

Deborah Orr has a must-read article in the Guardian highlighting the inverted absurdity of this week’s row about the Coalition’s workfare programme, The slanging match over workfare is getting us nowhere. She points out that the very essence of workfare is government intervention in the workings of the free market, the state urging private companies [...]

Brian on celebrity, Stockwell, peace-making, the police, drugs, racism and education

by Stephen Tall on January 19, 2009

This weekend’s Indy carried a fascinating profile of Brian Paddick, the Lib Dems’ 2008 London mayoral candidate You can read it in full online here. And, indeed, it’s worth reading in full – but this extract in particular caught my (…)

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