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Rainieri and the Blairites

By the time you next visit your local airport there’s likely to be, on the revolving book display aimed at future masters of the universe (or desperate sales reps who … Continue reading

May 3, 2016 · Leave a comment

Mother Knows Best?

Anyone who has observed the demonisation of local government over the past 15 years is aware that it is the drip feed of negative stories which leads to a passive … Continue reading

May 2, 2016 · 2 Comments

Consent means taking the stairs

Be aware this post mentions consensual sex and kink As time has passed we have written less and less about sex here, it’s not a problem, as Carter said to … Continue reading

April 30, 2016 · Leave a comment

But it’s a FACT!!!

Ken Livingstone’s defenders, of which there are more than you might expect, are asserting that he can’t be criticized because of the facts he deployed in his arument. There’s a … Continue reading

April 30, 2016 · Leave a comment

Conflict tourism and the news agenda

The Blair government, according to Alistair Campbell, didn’t do god. This blog doesn’t do Israel. The reasons for that are both pragmatic, and principled. Pragmatically, we know that if you … Continue reading

April 29, 2016 · 1 Comment

Coaching, culture and performance management

So farewell, Shane Sutton. SUtton has resigned as Technical Director of British Cycling, the coach who manages its Olympic programmes, because of a welter of criticism over his language and … Continue reading

April 28, 2016 · Leave a comment

It takes two…

Junior doctors go on strike again today. It takes both sides to start a strike. It’s a modern cliche… Except… I am, as someone who spent some time working in … Continue reading

April 26, 2016 · Leave a comment

The Sunday Sermon: More than lunchtime is an illusion

One of the illusions we like to comfort ourselves with is the linear nature of time. Event follows event and we move forward like the horses on the racing game … Continue reading

April 24, 2016 · Leave a comment

When doves cried

First Bowie, now Prince, our queer heroes are passing, leaving the world a darker, duller place. Bowie was the one who opened my mind to the idea there was more … Continue reading

April 21, 2016 · Leave a comment

The superinjunction shock

Comments will be strictly moderated – if you choose to try and name the couple who are the subjects of a superinjunction we’ll delete your comment. So when I heard … Continue reading

April 20, 2016 · 2 Comments

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