Guest Speaker

You Must Remember This

"Whenever I crop up in someone’s reminiscences, I find their memory irritatingly fallible"

Corbyniste Compromise

‘Can some synthesis between the idealism of the Corbyn camp and the pragmatism of Labour’s moderate wing produce a winning combination?’

Clegg’s Surprising Strength

‘After 2010, the Liberal Democrats got steadily stronger on foreign policy, a field in which their polyglot leader was visibly comfortable’

Learning And Earning

"Employers are crying out for people with technical skills and real-world experience"

Time For An NHS Mark II

"The most radical health reforms will be made necessary in the next Parliament by events, dear reader, events."

Economic Exaggeration

"Governments really do not fix interest rates. The whole issue is an example of the popular tendency to exaggerate the role of governmental authorities"

Change the Exchange Rate

"Because no one is talking about the exchange rate, we are in danger of locking ourselves into entirely pointless and unnecessary austerity"

The Mansion Tax isn’t good for Labour

‘Why have many people who support the idea of local property taxation come out against the mansion tax?’

The Betrayal of Hong Kong

'If the Chinese have shown cynical duplicity towards Hong Kong's democrats, the British have been guilty of self-delusion'

Cutting expenditure won’t cut debt

‘There is a much better way of reducing the deficit than austerity: get the economy to grow'

Underrated: Abroad

The ravenous longing for the infinite possibilities of “otherwhere”

The king of cakes

"Yuletide revels were designed to see you through the dark days — and how dark they seem today"