While in the midst of a global pandemic, it’s nice to think back to the things we used to get worked up about when society was still a thing. Like “Game of Thrones”, Season Eight. We all loved the show for almost a decade leading up to the final series, having had to wait two […]
Archives for February 2021
Was the coalition government a good idea or a bad idea? For the Lib Dems? For the Tories? For the country?
I got to thinking about the Tory-Lib Dem coalition government this week. It is, in a sense, one of the more maligned governments of my lifetime. Labour people and indeed those on the left more generally paint it as an austerity creating beast; most Tory folk think of it as an unfortunate period that they […]
The five worst British political speeches delivered in the 21st century (so far)
I made myself some ground rules for this. One is that I would only count speeches made by Members of Parliament in parties that had at least two MPs in the House of Commons when the speech was delivered. Otherwise, I’d get lost in the weeds – there are loads of terrible speeches given by […]