I could tie all these graphs together with an article, but I think I’ll just do a bit of annotatingRead more
Originally posted on Exposing UKIP If you spend any amount of time discussing UKIP on social media, then you’ll veryRead more
As we move closer to the 18th September and the Scottish Independence referendum, my opinion matters less and less.
(as an Englishman living in England, I won’t be voting in it)
But you’re getting my opinion anyway, so ner.Read more
So amidst all the usual rhetoric of the Conservative Party conference – claims that the economy is recovering when it really, really isn’t, promises to keep cutting public services even after the deficit has been paid down, threats to sentence ALL long-term unemployed to Community Service… the usual guff…
… David Cameron has promised to cancel ALL benefits for under-25s.Read more
I’ve been saying for quite a while now that Labour were waiting for this particular conference to begin making policy announcements.
Despite being quietly confident (it’s the obvious best time to do it), it was a relief to be proved right so spectacularly.Read more
As you’ve probably heard by now, David Cameron – the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland – has now openly said that he wants to “look at scrapping the Human Rights Act“.
This isn’t the first time a senior Tory has suggested this. It isn’t even the first time Cameron has suggested it.
But it’s the first time it’s been suggested quite so baldly – that it’s been talked about as if they really want it to become policy.Read more
There’s been a lot in the media lately regarding the NHS performing performing badly, or failing to provide adequate service.
Our government has already begun the privatisation of our health service, something that wasn’t in either manifesto and which the coalition has no mandate for.Read more
There is a pernicious kind of argument which continues to crop up online, and it is the suggestion that there no such thing as real poverty in the UK.
Often there’s a comparison with Africa – because poor and starving people in the UK don’t look like the images we see on NSPCC adverts, so therefore they don’t exist, right?Read more
Last week I complained to the BBC about – in particular – BBC Breakfast’s appallingly pro-UKIP coverage.
I got a response this morning:Read more
I wouldn’t normally bother with a full results analysis, but as the BBC – especially on TV – seems solely dedicated to trumpeting the ‘massive game-changing victory’ of UKIP, and with BBC One very quickly becoming ‘All Farage, All The Time’ I think a more bare-bones summary is needed from someone.Read more