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Your essential weekend reader — 12 must-read articles you may have missed

by Stephen Tall on December 8, 2012

It’s Saturday evening, so here are twelve thought-provoking articles to stimulate your thinking juices… Britain and Europe: Making the break – The Economist‘s verdict on many Europhobes’ éjaculation nocturne: ‘The most likely outcome would be that Britain would find itself as a scratchy outsider with somewhat limited access to the single market, almost no influence […]

How the Westminster Village media is still struggling with concept of coalition

by Stephen Tall on July 21, 2010

It can be surprisingly easy to excite some journalists. Today is a case in point. Nick Clegg stood in for David Cameron at Prime Minister’s Questions. During his exchanges with Jack Straw (who was standing in for Labour’s Harriet Harman), the Deputy Prime Minister referred to the invasion of Iraq as “illegal”. To most people […]

Putting private interests before national interest: the three Tory shadow cabinet members who faced down their leader

by Stephen Tall on December 23, 2008

Tory leader David Cameron has been forced to abandon plans to make all members of his shadow cabinet drop their lucrative outside retainers after three of his team vowed to quit if he did so. The FT broke the story (…)

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Because even a stopped clock is right twice a day

by Stephen Tall on October 9, 2008

I’ll be honest: The Spectator’s Coffee House blog is not one of my favourites reads. Despite or because of its prolific output – eight posts today, and counting – too much of it reads as unthinkingly pro-Tory, while its visceral (…)

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Is Nick Clegg right to back the Speaker?

by Stephen Tall on February 25, 2008

The House of Commons Speaker, Michael Martin, has found himself in the full glare of unwelcome publicity this weekend, following allegations that he has misused his Parliamentary allowances: In the past two weeks it has emerged that some black cab (…)

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