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- March 2015 notebook
- Why Labour should be talking now to the SNP, LibDems, etc., in spite of everything
- Future of the United Kingdom: the case for a federation
- Jottings for January
- Another hung parliament in May? Some myths and a remedy
- Three new reviews of ‘What Diplomats Do': read them here
- A brilliant (free) book about a Victorian diplomatic whistle-blower
- Lloyd George in cartoons, by Alan Mumford
- Scotland has saved the UK: now it’s time for self-government for England
- Scotland’s independence referendum: some confusions in the commentariat
- Brian Barder on Mar 24, 11:33 AM
In reply to David Campbell (http://www.bar der.com/4406/co mment-page-1#co mment-207609), Brian writes: We clearly aren't going to agree on anything much, David. On just a few points: It's a ...
- David Campbell on Mar 23, 6:48 PM
Where to begin? Let's start with the LibDems. I think they are 100% right to keep their options open. In 2010 they and the Conservatives ...
- Brian on Mar 22, 11:04 AM
In reply to David Campbell's comment, Brian writes: Thank you again, David. I have never, I think, expressed "fear" of the LibDems, nor does my ...
- David Campbell on Mar 21, 1:03 PM
I hope your forecast is no more that a superstitious nightmare, Brian, set down in the hope you'll wake up. Your exaggerated fear of the ...
- David Campbell on Mar 20, 12:51 PM
I'll venture a forecast - a rash one, but here goes. Labour will hold off the SNP more effectively than the Conservatives can hope to ...
- Dianne Brown on Mar 17, 9:57 AM
Very interesting. My husband, a Cornwell from Barking originally, was brought up in Railton Rd., not far away. The farthest I've got with his Cornwells ...
- Brian on Mar 13, 4:15 PM
Brian writes: Thank you. You don't seem to have noticed any of the changes that Ed Miliband has made in the Labour party's values and ...
- Acilius on Mar 10, 2:10 AM
"enough LibDems and some other fence-sitters might be tempted, or bribed, to vote for the status quo to rob Labour of its opportunity to take ...
- Brian on Mar 09, 9:52 PM
'Acilius', thanks for your comment, which I agree accurately reflects conventional political wisdom. My suggestion is that in present circumstances the conventional wisdom may be ...
- Acilius on Mar 09, 8:11 PM
Surely if substantive conversations are going on between Labour and SNP, we won't know about them for many years. No political party would be well-advised ...
- Barrie England on Mar 08, 7:54 PM
The verb ‘empty chair’ isn’t quite so new, Brian: ‘PM to be empty chaired in TV debate?’ (Labour List, 2 September 2009 http://labourli st.org/2009/09/ pm-to-be-empty- chaired-in-tv-d ebate/ How about ...
- Charlie on Feb 09, 8:56 PM
Brian, The rise in the SNP is much to do with labour failing to understand how technology and trade change with time and making sure ...
- john miles on Jan 04, 7:13 PM
Apologies for the typos. "It seems to me beyond argument that David Cameron is one of the two or three worst prime ministers of the ...
- john miles on Jan 03, 9:52 PM
I'm no good at making forecasts, but there are one or two probabilities and virtual certainties around. One, apart from perhaps from Alex Salmond, Mr ...
- john miles on Jan 23, 9:42 PM
."Miliband ,,,formidable, intelligent, decent politician" Your boy's just held a Question and Answer session in a local church hall, so along with about three hundred ...
- john miles on Jan 21, 9:42 PM
"Never send to know for whom the bell tolls." Or, if you prefer, "As far as I'm concerned, 'whom' is a word that was invented ...
- Ann Lewis on Jan 20, 3:56 PM
Re 'which' and 'that', Louise is right, but the same meaning can be obtained by using 'which' without the preceding comma instead of 'that'. I ...
- Oliver Miles on Jan 20, 3:30 PM
I had been hoping someone would pick up the ball on your political comments, that range from the wise to the questionable. No takers! So ...
- robin fairlie on Jan 19, 12:30 PM
Louise's point about hypocrisy (or double standards?) is well taken. The problem is that accept(ed/able) grammar is a moving target. "Who are you giving that ...
- Sue Smith on Jan 05, 9:03 PM
I have only just found this & shown it to my Mum. My family lived in Branksome road from 1939 to 1999! My Dad's family ...
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- 21C Media Group New York
- Airynothingness by Baralbion
- Andy Worthington
- Charles Crawford’s Blogoir
- Chicken Yoghurt
- Consider Phlebas
- Councillor Bob Piper’s blog
- Craig Murray's weblog
- Downing Street blog
- John Greenwell's blog
- Justine’s JutsaBlog
- Labour List
- Lily Wen, Dancer, Singer, Actress
- Martin Kelly’s Blog
- Mike Little’s daily thoughts
- Ministry of Truth
- My heart is in Accra
- Norman Geras’s normblog
- Owen’s musings
- Patrick’s Plague of Opinion
- Paul Evans’s NeverTrustAHippy blog
- Peter Harvey’s Lavengro in Spain
- Philobiblon: Natalie’s blog for the literate
- Rachel of North London
- Squawks of Budgie Lee Barnett
- Stephen Pollard’s weblog
- Stumbling and Mumbling
- The Gaping Silence (Phil’s blog)
- The Samovar
- Tom Freeman’s Viva-Freemania
- Tony Hatfield’s Retired Ramblings
- Zoe of Brussels says her boyfriend is a twat
Non-blog website pages in this category (for Ephems blog posts, please click the category you want in the right-hand side panel under ‘Categories’):
- IPPs: extracts from parliamentary papers, October 2011
- John Greenwell on SIAC Torture Cases
- The painful truth
- Extracts from RIPA 2000
- Myra Hindley
- Guantanamo: an email
- From prison to house arrest: out of the frying pan
- Detention without trial: Letter to the Times
- Release of C – extracts
- Mary Bell: Monster or Victim?