Opinion

Total 1154 Posts

Women aren’t always superstar leaders... as Ursula von der Leyen illustrates.

4 min read
A great leader could be a woman but all women are not great leaders.

Fake letters to politicians: It’s OK to test whether MPs reply to constituents.

5 min read
If we care that MPs treat all their constituents fairly, we should support work that tests them on their biases – even the implicit ones.

Tech censorship is dangerous, but micro-targeted adverts are worse.

8 min read
We need to reign in political advertising online, perhaps ban it altogether, before it destroys and corrupts politics and democracy altogether.

Here’s to Scottish Independence.

7 min read
Once the present pandemic abates, Britain will face a new crisis, a battle for its very survival.

Ladybird Libertarians: Dan Hannan, Paddington and the pernicious impact of 1970s children’s literature on Brexit thinking.

8 min read
How 1970s kids books formed the intellectual basis for Brexit. In essence “Ladybird books” were a kind of propaganda but we never noticed — and a lot of people still haven’t. (Warning: “May contain Dan Hannans.”)

Random(ish) thoughts.

3 min read
Less Trump, more peace? B. Jay Cooper on his new life without Donald Trump’s every minute of lies and opinion about everything.

Ofcom, CGTN and BBC row, the latest nail in Britain’s golden era coffin with China.

5 min read
When Ofcom cancels CGTN’s license to broadcast in the UK, China’s Foreign Ministry aims both barrels at the BBC. This is going to get worse: it is a metaphor for something much bigger, and the latest nail in Britain’s golden era coffin with China.
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