Posts Tagged “james kirkup”

Your essential Easter weekend reader — my personal pick of the week’s must-reads

by Stephen Tall on March 31, 2013

It’s Sunday afternoon, so here are a baker’s dozen of thought-provoking articles to stimulate your thinking juices, culled from all those I’ve linked to this past fortnight. You can follow me on Delicious here. Even Britain has now abandoned austerity – Anatole Kaletsky highlights the abandonment of Plan A: “While Osborne repeated his mantra that […]

The PM and the EU: Cameron’s zen art of compromise maintenance

by Stephen Tall on February 9, 2013

Credit where it’s due. If David Cameron had returned to Britain empty-handed or walked out of the EU budget talks in a fit of pique he’d have been pilloried. Plenty of his opponents were hoping he’d do just that. As it is, he’s able to boast (not without justification) that he’s successfully negotiated a 3% […]

David Cameron’s ‘a little and often’ leadership doesn’t suit him and isn’t Prime Ministerial

by Stephen Tall on October 24, 2012

The Telegraph’s James Kirkup, one of that paper’s few fair-minded political commentators, has written a thought-provoking article, A devil’s advocate defence of David Cameron and No 10. His case for the defence is first, that we (public, media) shouldn’t assume the role of Prime Minister has always to follow the command/control style of Margaret Thatcher […]

State of the Coalition: What I said on BBC Radio Scotland this morning

by Stephen Tall on May 8, 2012

I took part in a 5-minute discussion on BBC Radio Scotland this morning with the Telegraph’s deputy political editor James Kirkup on the current state of the Lib Dem / Conservative Coalition government. Here’s what we had to say: [haiku (…)

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LDV readers say: BBC not justified in banning Carol Thatcher

by Stephen Tall on February 11, 2009

Last week, in the wake of the whipped-up hysteria surrounding Carol Thatcher being banned by the BBC from The One Show for using the term ‘golliwog’, LDV asked our readers if you thought the corporation was justified in its actions. (…)

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