By the pricking of my thumbs…

Despite coming from opposing ends of the conventional political spectrum, it’s not that often that I find myself inclined to take issue with DK over one of posts, but every so often an exception arises as here with his comments on the spectacularly incompetent efforts of a would-be […]

The conservatism of tomorrow injected into the affairs of today*

Of all George Orwell’s essays, the one to which political bloggers should pay most attention is his May 1945 essay, ‘Politics and the English Language’. In fact I would go so far as to suggest that it should be considered required reading for anyone with aspirations of writing […]

Tis better to remain silent and be thought a fool than be Jack Straw and remove all doubt…

I know that speeches to party conferences are traditionally long on rhetoric and short on detail but reading through some of the speeches published on the Labour website from this year’s conference I couldn’t help but notice this one, from Jack Straw, which stands as a genuine masterpiece […]

Conference Blogging

Right, I’m back after my summer recess and I’m going to kick things off with a bit of a question… Having watched Bloggerheads and others doing a very nice job of outing David Taylor, a part time researcher to Leighton Andrews AM, as the ‘ringer’ behind the Blairite […]