David Wearing

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David Miliband: Sorry... But No

(49) Comments | Posted 29 March 2013 | (23:00)

From the wailing and rending of garments following David Miliband's resignation as an MP this week, you could be forgiven for expecting a state funeral to be held in the coming days. If this is how we're going to treat someone who was never Prime Minister, never Leader of the...

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The Regime in Bahrain Needs to Drop the PR, and do its Homework

(1) Comments | Posted 21 February 2013 | (12:38)

Last month, in Bahrain's Gulf Daily News, the pro-regime journalist Anwar Abdulrahman launched a stinging attack on the western PR firms hired by the Gulf autocracy to improve its image overseas after the uprising of February-March 2011. The likes of Qorvis Communications and Bell Pottinger had provided no...

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Will Ed Miliband be a Transformational Leader? Not on This Evidence

(41) Comments | Posted 1 February 2013 | (06:53)

Does Ed Miliband intend - as he and a number of commentators have suggested - to call time on three decades of neoliberalism and establish a new long-term political consensus, as Thatcher and Attlee did before him? In the absence of any firm policy detail, the...

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