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Mehdi's Morning Memo: Can GB Save GB?

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 09.05.2014 | UK Politics

Here are the five things you need to know on Friday 9 May 2014... 1) CAN GB SAVE GB? Gordon Brown is back. The Times has the story: "Gordon B...

Keeping Up With the Joneses, and So On

Alastair Roderick | Posted 02.02.2014 | UK
Alastair Roderick

After several years of being underserved by my High Street bank, and as they somehow managed to confuse a £70.00 withdrawal for a £7,000.00 withdrawal, I moved at no little inconvenience to the Coop...

We Love Numbers - Are They Our Downfall?

Jeffrey Gedmin | Posted 07.08.2013 | UK
Jeffrey Gedmin

We humans adore measuring things. The love affair started as early as the 4th and 5th millennia BC when the ancient peoples of Egypt, Mesopotamia, and...

The Human Right

Tom Doran | Posted 16.10.2012 | Home
Tom Doran

If the name David Frum is at all familiar to British ears, it is generally closely accompanied by "the man who coined the phrase 'Axis of Evil'". This may be enough for some readers to dismiss anything he has to say as the work of a crypto-fascist, imperialist running dog, but they do so at their peril.

What Economic Lessons Can the 1930s Teach Us?

Marcus Liddell | Posted 20.09.2012 | UK Politics
Marcus Liddell

The Great Depression of the 1930s is remembered as one of the worst economic periods in modern history. But statistics show that our current slump is in someways worse.

In Defence of Political Correctness - And Freedom of Speech

Alastair Roderick | Posted 02.04.2012 | UK Politics
Alastair Roderick

There are many enemies right now, political and real. Freedom is under threat, and not just from fundamentalists. Those who don't give a name to their ideology, who hide behind non-ideology, or who claim to be post-ideological make an ideological claim just as surely as if they declare themselves to be communists or fascists; and will keep on distracting us with straw men, unwilling to draw a line in the sand, to say - this is what I believe.

Reality Television: Innovation and Misery

Charles McLeod | Posted 02.09.2011 | UK Entertainment
Charles McLeod

One question I am consistently asked with the release of my first novel is, "Where did you get the idea for it from?" The "it" being referred to here is the book's central plot; specifically, the protagonist's solution to solve his money woes by tattooing a condemned prisoner with corporate logos and putting said prisoner's execution on pay-per-view television