Article // How to disagree: show some R-E-S-P-E-C-T

It’s lovely when you agree with people, isn’t it? Friendships blossom over a mutual love for Alan Partridge, 1960s French pop songs and glitter. There’s no denying that agreeing is a surefire way to make someone like you without having

Article // How to disagree: show some R-E-S-P-E-C-T

It’s lovely when you agree with people, isn’t it? Friendships blossom over a mutual love for Alan Partridge, 1960s French pop songs and glitter. There’s no denying that agreeing is a surefire way to make someone like you without having

Article // A Scathing Review of Scathing Reviews

Jonathan Jones and Charlie Brooker having a little cuddle I’ve always been a big fan of needlessly harsh reviews. I remember getting the Sunday paper and rushing to the critic’s section to gorge myself on other people’s throwaway opinions about

Article // A Scathing Review of Scathing Reviews

Jonathan Jones and Charlie Brooker having a little cuddle I’ve always been a big fan of needlessly harsh reviews. I remember getting the Sunday paper and rushing to the critic’s section to gorge myself on other people’s throwaway opinions about

Aside // Don’t ask me about the House of Lords

Peers got their glad rags on for the Queen’s Speech in May 2015. AFP PHOTO / POOL / BEN STANSALL ‘Democracy’ is a downright classy word, isn’t it? The letters look gold-plated and glossy, proudly flaunting their noble Greek ancestry. That

Aside // Don’t ask me about the House of Lords

Peers got their glad rags on for the Queen’s Speech in May 2015. AFP PHOTO / POOL / BEN STANSALL ‘Democracy’ is a downright classy word, isn’t it? The letters look gold-plated and glossy, proudly flaunting their noble Greek ancestry. That

Article // Lords: what are they good for?

[Image: yahoo.co.uk. After leaving Labour this year, Lord Alan Sugar is actually a model example of what a peer should be: independent, discerning and fluffy] The House of Lords is the latest victim of Cameron’s determined democracy depletion. Luckily for him,

Article // Lords: what are they good for?

[Image: yahoo.co.uk. After leaving Labour this year, Lord Alan Sugar is actually a model example of what a peer should be: independent, discerning and fluffy] The House of Lords is the latest victim of Cameron’s determined democracy depletion. Luckily for him,

Article // Changing boundaries? That’s crossing the line

[Image: metro.co.uk] Which headline sounds snappier to you? “Top peer’s drug binges with £200 prostitutes” or “Conservatives to change constituency boundaries”? That first one hits the spot, blinding in its saturated vividness, electrifying in its naughtiness, squelching in its juiciness.

Article // Changing boundaries? That’s crossing the line

[Image: metro.co.uk] Which headline sounds snappier to you? “Top peer’s drug binges with £200 prostitutes” or “Conservatives to change constituency boundaries”? That first one hits the spot, blinding in its saturated vividness, electrifying in its naughtiness, squelching in its juiciness.

Article // Electoral reform is like, so in this season

Two months has passed since the election, and politics has morphed from something we’re part of, to something that’s out of our hands. Word on the grapevine is that 74% of the votes cast in the 2015 election went to

Article // Electoral reform is like, so in this season

Two months has passed since the election, and politics has morphed from something we’re part of, to something that’s out of our hands. Word on the grapevine is that 74% of the votes cast in the 2015 election went to

Article // Meet me in the middle, mate: the mechanisms of change

Things do change, don’t they? In the past, vague and wibbly new ideas have been born, then grown legs and specific details for implementation, and are now solemnly solidified in reality. Ideas like stopping that slavery business, women getting the

Article // Meet me in the middle, mate: the mechanisms of change

Things do change, don’t they? In the past, vague and wibbly new ideas have been born, then grown legs and specific details for implementation, and are now solemnly solidified in reality. Ideas like stopping that slavery business, women getting the