Posts Tagged ‘general election 2010’

Pale, Male, Stale

· Notions of Representation

What’s in it for the Tories?

· The Lure of the Alternative Vote

The Final Flurry

· A Good Result for Labour

Unhappy Bunnies

· Deal or No Deal?

It Wouldn’t Have Happened in Azerbaijan

· The Other Kind of Electoral Reform

Recipe for Suicide

· Will there be a deal today?

Yards of Speculation

· Market Chaos Imminent

Gravitas Frenzy

· None of the Above

Not Democracy

· That was a downer

The Miliband Lab

· Britain Decides!

Where Your Vote Barely Matters

· 500 Safe Seats, 150 Marginals

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Worstward Ho

· Nick Clegg's Texts for Nothing

Check Your Boundaries

· How to Vote Tactically

The Problem with Swingometers

· 72 Hours to Go

Black Holes

· How Sinn Fein May Help the Tories

Unfair and Unclear

· The Coming Constitutional Muddle

Three-Way Sumo

· Election Games

End of the World

· The Last Debate

Mrsduffygate

· Brown and the 'bigoted woman'

Salmond v. the BBC

· The SNP's Failed Injunction

Fuckyouitis

· Goldman Sachs FC

The Chewing Gum Election

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    Chris Lehmann: The Candidates
    18 June 2015

    ‘Every one of the Republican candidates can be described as a full-blown adult failure. These are people who, in most cases, have been granted virtually every imaginable advantage on the road to success, and managed nevertheless to foul things up along the way.’

    Hugh Pennington:
    The Problem with Biodiversity
    10 May 2007

    ‘As a medical microbiologist, for example, I have spent my career fighting biodiversity: my ultimate aim has been to cause the extinction of harmful microbes, an objective shared by veterinary and plant pathologists. But despite more than a hundred years of concentrated effort, supported by solid science, smallpox has been the only success.’

    Jeremy Harding: At the Mexican Border
    20 October 2011

    ‘The battle against illegal migration is a domestic version of America’s interventions overseas, with many of the same trappings: big manpower commitments, militarisation, pursuit, detection, rendition, loss of life. The Mexican border was already the focus of attention before 9/11; it is now a fixation that shows no signs of abating.’

    James Meek: When the Floods Came
    31 July 2008

    ‘Last July, a few days after the floods arrived, with 350,000 people still cut off from the first necessity of life, Severn Trent held its annual general meeting. It announced profits of £325 million, and confirmed a dividend for shareholders of £143 million. Not long afterwards the company, with the consent of the water regulator Ofwat, announced that it wouldn’t be compensating customers: all would be charged as if they had had running water, even when they hadn’t.’

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