British politics

British politics

6 May 2008

Guilt-tripping the feckless electorate

London Elects plastered the city with patronising posters imploring people to vote, unwittingly revealing the elite’s hateful view of the public.

Squabbling over a polluted fiefdom

All the candidates in today's mayoral elections view London as a smoggy city of disparate tribes. This is court politics, not democracy.

29 April 2008

Second-preference politics

The really embarrassing thing is that the clownish Ken’n’Boris show in London appears to be the best that British democracy can offer.

28 April 2008

Quilliam Foundation: a thoughtful think-tank?

Two writers debate the merits of a new Muslim-and-secular collective that aims to ‘revive Western Islam and unite against extremism’.

21 April 2008

An epidemic of ‘emotional bulimia’

Now even gruff John Prescott has joined the ranks of public figures who vomit up their private woes in the press.

17 April 2008

London: what kind of city do we want?

Pubs for the public, free childcare, no more Green Belt... Manifesto Club members offer some words of advice to the next mayor of London.

9 April 2008

Taxing times for Gordon Brown

The current uproar over a small tax change announced a year ago shows how seriously crisis-ridden and adrift is Brown’s Labour government.

I’m backing Boris for London mayor

Where Ken Livingstone cynically postured against MMR, risking the health of London’s children, Boris Johnson at least defended the vaccine.

26 March 2008

London calling — and we all ought to listen

The celebrity mayor show, featuring Ken, Boris and Brian talking about bendy-buses, provides a capital snapshot of where politics is heading.

13 March 2008

Swearing an oath of allegiance to me

The attacks on the proposal that schoolkids should swear an oath to Queen Elizabeth II were driven more by narcissism than republicanism.