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Great mistakes in politics (No19) – Joe Clark decides to raise taxes

It’s often difficult for politicians to deliver on their promises. Either events conspire against them, or they just decide that it would be more advantageous to do something different and hope that the public don’t notice. Depressingly the latter strategy … Continue reading

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Alternative Vote referendum blog

For the next month my university Nottingham Trent is running a referendum blog on the Alternative Vote. Here is a selection of articles that were posted this week: Why are we having a referendum? by Dr Matthew Ashton What is … Continue reading

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It’s Obama versus Who?

Well Obama has announced that he’s running again for President; no surprises there. However the big question is still ‘who is he going to be running against’? At the beginning of the year I wrote a few pieces for my blog … Continue reading

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Great political documentaries (No6) The Most Dangerous Man in America

Secrecy can be a powerful thing. Occasionally there is a valid case for governments to keep things from their citizens. For instance issues relating to national security. However, sometimes the people need to know what’s going on, in order to be able … Continue reading

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Great mistakes in politics (No18) – John Major goes ‘Back to basics’

Sometimes governments go through rough patches when more things seem to go wrong than right. Their policies don’t produce results, they are beset by scandals and the press start attacking them for sport. This has happened to every administration at one … Continue reading

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Why Newt Gingrich is unlikely to win the Republican nomination

I don’t think I can remember an election when the field of potential Presidential candidates was as wide open as this one. There are still twelve or so people who could throw their hat into the ring, but everybody seems to … Continue reading

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Great political movies (No19) Il Caimano

Some of the greatest art of the 20th century has come from people trying to expose corruption and scandal. In my opinion one of the primary functions of art should be critiquing and satirising social, economic and political wrongdoing. As an artist … Continue reading

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