Monthly Archives: May 2015

WTF! “Respectable smut” and dangerous sexism

There is a story over on the Independent right now that stopped me in my tracks. Because unless the Independent have been incredibly clever about mocking up the picture used to illustrate it, they have just gone and committed a … Continue reading

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The death of the working class

Perhaps there is a simpler explanation for Labour’s poor performance in last week’s election: the working classes are no more. That, at least, appears to be the view of Ipsos-MORI, one of the polling organisations who carried out the devastating … Continue reading

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The new authoritarianism

At the weekend, the mood seemed first and foremost shock, mixed with dismay: a collective disbelief that a party supported by little over one third of the electorate should, on Friday morning, be preparing for five years of unrestrained government. … Continue reading

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Kicking Clegg: guilty pleasure and unforeseen consequences

I wrote about the events of last Thursday for the Register yesterday. Or more precisely, they asked me to produce what seems now to be becoming a quinquennial tradition, in which Jane explains to the psephologically challenged how the electoral … Continue reading

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