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Lords unreformed

Reform of the House of Lords may look like an inessential matter now, but we will live to regret we did not handle it properly, as a constitutional issue needing careful resolution, when we had such a good opportunity to … Continue reading

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Oh, those cuts!

It is a truism of British local government that residents generally detest ‘the council’ but are at the same time deeply appreciative of its services, especially libraries and parks.  Streetcleaning is another favourite.  Many seem not to link these to … Continue reading

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Political realism

Are British politicians cynical enough? I ask because it sometimes doesn’t look as if they are.  Two items in the Sunday papers yesterday are relevant to this discussion about realism and ethics in politics.

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